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Class of 2015 grads to find best job market in years

04/26/2015
When “Pomp and Circumstance” plays at college commencement ceremonies next month, graduates can march confidently off stage knowing that their job prospects look good.

Did my innocent employment ad really open me up to charges of discrimination?

04/21/2015
Q. I recently posted want ads to hire new employees. Recently, I received a letter from someone who wants to sue me for “deterring applicants.” The ads that I sent out simply stated my company’s name and address, the position available and that applicants who are younger and live nearby are preferred. What did I do wrong?

Review job ads for hints of age discrimination

04/14/2015
The EEOC is cranking up the scrutiny of employers that use job ads to seek—sometimes not so subtly—younger employees.

16.9% of Fortune 500 board members are women

04/08/2015
The percentage of board seats occupied by women has increased substantially in the last 20 years—all the way up to 16.9%. Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce.

Health roles dominate growing occupations

04/03/2015
The Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly projects the growth rate for occupations in coming years. These are the 10 jobs with the fastest anticipated growth rates between now and 2022.

Can I refuse to hire union members?

03/10/2015
Q. I am considering hiring an applicant to work at my steel refinery. The only problem is that he is affiliated with a local trade union, and I am doing everything I can to keep my business union-free. Can I refuse to hire him for this reason?

Lure top candidates with engaging ad format

03/06/2015
What’s your online recruiting pitch like? Take a look at this clever ad format used by Hillel International to snag hot prospects.

Prodigal employee? Ensure hiring managers don’t know details of prior complaints

03/03/2015

Even after an employee who has participated in employment lawsuits or complaints is discharged for entirely legitimate reasons, he may later sue if he isn’t rehired. Then he’ll try to argue that his prior protected activity was the reason he wasn’t rehired. To avoid such lawsuits, make sure the hiring manager knows little or nothing about those prior activities.

Denying a permanent job to a marginal temp worker is OK

02/12/2015
When considering converting temporary employees into permanent staff members, you don’t have to accept an application from someone who has already proven to be a poor worker.

Guide gathers resources on employing disabled workers: Download it now

02/11/2015
The Obama administration has released a new guide for employers that compiles key federal resources related to the employment of people with disabilities.