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Recruiting

Make objective qualifications your focus when hiring

12/06/2018
The best way to inoculate against failure-to-hire or promote lawsuits is to ensure your selection process is based on objective criteria.

Corporate culture is key for many job applicants

12/04/2018
More than one-third of U.S. workers would turn down a job offer if they believed they wouldn’t fit in with the organizational culture, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Trouble reaching candidates? Try texting them

11/29/2018
It seems that workers who are currently employed aren’t as susceptible to such cold-calling techniques now that they’re no longer novel. It may be time to try something new.

Diversity initiatives: Make sure your good intentions are lawful

11/28/2018
While the Supreme Court has never overturned an employer’s voluntary affirmative action policy, lower courts have struck down such policies when they have strayed beyond Title VII and trammeled upon the rights of male and nonminority employees.

Snapshot: Percentage of job postings requiring college degrees

11/27/2018
The tight job market means fewer employers require applicants to have college degrees.

Is it time to ease your hiring requirements?

11/21/2018
When unemployment peaked after the 2008 recession, companies could afford to inflate job requirements to find the perfect fit. But today’s super-tight labor market has more employers lowering the bar to broaden their candidate pool and speed up hiring.

Older workers: Many benefits and few risks

11/15/2018
The Department of Labor estimates that the number of working Americans ages 65 to 74 will grow 4.5% in the decade ending in 2024. Here are some tricks to help recruit older workers.

Feel free to consider past discipline when rehiring staff you previously laid off

11/13/2018
When workers apply for other, open positions that they’re at least marginally qualified for, their past disciplinary history may be a good reason to not rehire them.

Choose the best candidate, don’t sweat liability

11/13/2018
When you have several excellent candidates for the same position, it can be difficult to pick which one should get the offer. As long as you document why you picked one of the qualified candidates over the others, chances are you won’t lose a lawsuit.

Job-seekers in driver’s seat in today’s sellers’ market

11/06/2018
Low unemployment and high demand for talent are feeding a recruiting environment where job-seekers and new employees are in control.