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Beware promises made during hiring process

01/23/2018

What managers say during the hiring process can spell trouble later if anything they say sounds like a promise that induces a candidate to accept a job offer and the employer fails to follow through.

Top 8 recruiting & hiring trends for 2018

01/22/2018

With unemployment at a 16-year low and job hopping at an all-time high of 28% annually, every employer is in a battle to attract, engage and retain top talent in 2018. According to a new ADP report, here are the key topics HR must pay attention to this year.

44% of employers plan on additional hiring this year

01/17/2018

Forty-four percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the New Year and 51% will hire temporary employees, according to a new Harris Poll sponsored by CareerBuilder.

No formal application? No failure-to-hire suit

01/09/2018

Employees sometimes think telling their boss they’re eager to advance is the same as applying for a promotion. It’s not. They will have a hard time winning a failure-to-hire lawsuit if the employer has a formal application process.

Online hiring faces scrutiny for age bias

01/04/2018

If you have moved most of your recruiting and hiring processes online, you’re in the sights of watchdogs looking for hidden or intentional age discrimination.

Be ready to show you hired the best candidate

01/02/2018

Unsuccessful applicants often believe they didn’t get hired because of some form of discrimination. You had better be ready to show that the person you hired was clearly better qualified. If you can do that, chances are a discrimination lawsuit will be tossed out fast.

Snapshot: Employers bullish on 2018 hiring

01/02/2018

Six out of 10 employers surveyed by Challenger, Gray & Christmas last year said they plan to add staff in 2018.

Bad hires cost $15,000, plague 74% of employers

12/12/2017

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.

Require identical hiring process for all applicants

11/30/2017

Informal employment inquiries can sometimes lead to failure-to-hire lawsuits. The best way to avoid such litigation is to set up a clear application process and tell all potential applicants that this is the only way they can apply.

Expand talent pool with candidate ‘recycling’

11/21/2017

Instead of simply saying “No and goodbye,” some employers are passing along candidates they can’t use to other organizations that need them—even in the same industry.