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On Instagram, more ass than kick, and not masterminds

12/10/2019
An Austin marketing firm called Kickass Masterminds has been forced to backpedal after it used a photo from a job applicant’s Instagram account as an example of what the company did not want in an employee.

White House eases rules on federal contractor staffing

11/12/2019
A new executive order lifted previous rules that required new contractors to retain most employees who were performing work for the previous contract holder.

Holiday hiring expected to remain flat this year

11/05/2019
For the 2018 holiday season, retailers added the lowest number of temporary jobs since 2009, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

Watch out for AI software’s hidden hiring risks

10/22/2019
Artificial intelligence sounds like it could be hiring’s Holy Grail: A completely automated system that maximizes application-sorting efficiency, minimizes HR labor and reduces the chance that bias could taint the hiring process. If only. Despite its great potential, AI carries liability risks that HR pros must understand.

Snapshot: Who’s in charge of hiring external workers?

09/23/2019
When organizations bring on freelancers, gig workers and independent contractors, here’s who handles the hiring.

Hiring outlook still strong despite rumors of recession

09/18/2019
The latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey finds that fourth-quarter hiring is likely to increase 1% year over year, compared to 2018.

Ban criminal history queries on applications

09/05/2019
It’s time to reconsider your practice of asking potential employees about their criminal record histories. That’s especially true if you ask the question upfront, on your application or before you have even reviewed candidates’ other qualifications.

Apprenticeship rule announced, plus millions in program support

06/25/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor on June 24 announced a proposed rule “to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.”

Kardashian, Trump urge employment opportunities for former inmates

06/18/2019
Celebrity Kim Kardashian West visited the White House June 13 to join President Trump in announcing that the administration is “taking crucial steps” to encourage employers to hire former inmates.

Document promotion process to show you chose the best

06/10/2019
Employers that follow their own rules and maintain accurate and complete records of their promotion decisions generally win failure-to-promote cases.