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Common small-company confusion: believing FMLA applies to them

10/01/2004
Small employers may be hurting their productivity by offering more generous family-and-medical leave benefits than legally required.
That’s the message of a new National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) study, …

Will election result affect hiring? It depends on your industry

10/01/2004
While the presidential election outcome won’t likely change your competitors’ hiring plans, it could produce a small economic boost in certain industries, according to a new poll by outplacement consulting firm …

Don’t embellish pay and perks to lure candidates; it will backfire

09/01/2004
Hiring negotiations can be a complex game. And in their zeal to convince someone to leave one job to take another, hiring managers may be tempted to go overboard.
That’s …

Base salaries on most accurate surveys; weed out bad data

09/01/2004

Salary surveys are plentiful, but many are poorly designed. The risk: Flawed surveys can hurt your organization’s ability to compete for top people …

How to land on a ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list

08/01/2004
Issue: Various groups publish lists touting the best organizations to work for in the country, region or industry. Benefit: Landing on such lists can …

Use severance as a hiring tool; more applicants ask

07/01/2004
Issue: Survivors of recent layoffs are asking about severance plans before signing on. Benefit: More than ever, a good severance plan can help lure the best candidates. Action: Trumpet …

Revisit severance pay as a recruiting tool

05/01/2004
If your organization has offered little or no severance pay, now’s a good time to beef up that benefit.
Reason: Choppy economic conditions the past few years saw many employees …

Find a good HR headhunter by asking the right questions

05/01/2004
Issue: Finding the right HR job is challenging due to downsizing and the growth of HR technology and specialties. Benefit: Headhunters who recruit HR professionals can help, but only if …

Review wording of job ads for traces of bias

05/01/2004
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Verifying education claims? Don’t just call the school

05/01/2004
Issue: Applicants are taking résumé fraud to a new high-tech level.
Risk: Hackers could alter an applicant’s school records, undermining your background check …