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Department of Labor makes the case for hiring veterans

07/15/2015
Do you plan to add staff later this year? The Department of Labor offers 10 great reasons to hire former members of the United States armed forces.

The basic skills applicants lack

07/13/2015
More than 40% of employers say job applicants lack basic computer skills, but substantial numbers report even more fundamental basic skills shortfalls.

Key points to remember when hiring

07/10/2015
Time to hire new people? Check out these helpful tips before you start.

Fresh grads but hard-to-fill jobs

07/06/2015
The job market for the Class of 2015 is said to be  one of the hottest in years, yet filling some jobs remains tough. Here are some positions that employers recently rated as somewhat or very difficult to fill with new college graduates.

Settlements: No-rehire clauses may be illegal

06/26/2015

When you settle an employment discrimination complaint or lawsuit, you likely include a “no-rehire” provision. Essentially, you trade some settlement dollars for the former employee’s promise not to apply for work at your company in the future. It’s a way to prevent future failure-to-hire lawsuits. Until now, everyone thought such common settlement provisions were legally valid and enforceable. But now a recent case has cast doubt on that premise by looking at California’s broad prohibitions on restrictive covenants in the Business and Professions Code Section 16600.

The 5 hot trends that are reshaping recruiting

06/22/2015
The ways you found job candidates just a few years ago? They’re already becoming outdated. Here’s what the future looks like.

Is the bloom off the IT rose?

06/17/2015
Information technology professionals are significantly less happy at work and less optimistic about their careers than other business professionals, according to a new report by TINYpulse, an employee engagement survey firm.

Our summer hires from last year are back–are they ‘new’ employees?

06/06/2015
Q. We have a few college students who work for us during their summer break. According to the law, are they required to complete new employment paperwork (I-9, W-4, etc.) each year?

No such thing as ‘overqualified’: Don’t automatically reject skilled older applicant

05/29/2015
Older workers tend to have more overall experience and may seem overqualified for entry-level positions. Don’t reject those candidates, though. Doing so may set you up for a discrimination lawsuit.

Succession: Keep an eye out for age diversity

05/28/2015
Generational turnover is an opportunity for positive change. Too many employers miss that chance by choosing candidates who provide easy continuity instead of those who will carry the company into the future.