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Got an ideal age range for jobs? Scrap it now

08/29/2015
Remind your hiring managers that qualifications, not age, is the only way to judge applicants. Never set age ranges for a job.

Résumé ridiculousness: Ixnay on the ornpay inkslay

08/28/2015
Every spring, CareerBuilder surveys hiring managers about the state of the résumés they receive and also asks them to forward the best résumé blunders they have seen. Here we go …

Two California metros make Glassdoor’s top cities list

08/26/2015
California cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs.

It took 50 years: Percentage of female execs, managers quadruples

08/25/2015
In the mid-1960s, when the EEOC was born, women held fewer than 10% of all executive, senior management and middle management jobs. Now it’s up to almost 40%.

Electronic trouble: Subscription-based hiring software carries defamation risk

08/13/2015
Do you use software for hiring employees that shares candidates’ basic information with other employer-subscribers? If that software also allows you to mark candidates or former employees as not eligible for hire, be aware that doing so may subject you to defamation claims. That’s what one major bank just learned.

Is your online job ad in good working order?

08/13/2015

No doubt you fuss over the content in your job ads in hopes of luring the top candidates. Although good content in a job ad is critical, technical issues are more often the culprit behind workers dropping off from applying to a job.

4 reasons to write job descriptions

08/05/2015
Here are four benefits you get if you write detailed job descriptions for each position on your team.

Four Texas metros make Glassdoor’s top cities for jobs

07/29/2015
Texas cities fared well in a recent Glassdoor.com study of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the country for jobs. Based on hiring opportunity, affordability and job satisfaction, the employment website determined that Austin is the fourth best city in the country for jobs.

How to lawfully hire teenagers for jobs in California

07/17/2015
Summer is here and many teenagers have hit the workforce to earn a few extra dollars. Companies that hire teenagers should be aware that state and federal laws restrict their hours and duties.

Beware of the ‘new = better’ equation

07/17/2015
Psychologically, most of us tend to favor hiring promising outsiders over people we know well. That’s because when we know very little about someone, we might envision a rosy future in which the candidate proves a superstar …