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Recruiting

Choose the best candidate, don’t sweat liability

11/13/2018
When you have several excellent candidates for the same position, it can be difficult to pick which one should get the offer. As long as you document why you picked one of the qualified candidates over the others, chances are you won’t lose a lawsuit.

Job-seekers in driver’s seat in today’s sellers’ market

11/06/2018
Low unemployment and high demand for talent are feeding a recruiting environment where job-seekers and new employees are in control.

Canada moving aggressively to poach foreign tech talent

10/10/2018
As the Trump administration cracks down on the H1-B visas that bring thousands of high-tech workers to Silicon Valley each year, Canada is rolling out the welcome mat.

Document why you decided to hire candidate

10/03/2018
A simple truth: Any candidate who doesn’t get a job might sue, alleging some form of discrimination. It’s best to simply assume that, at some point, you will have to explain to a judge exactly why the applicant you picked was the best person for the job.

Competition heats up for holiday season hiring

10/02/2018
Looking to add staff to keep up with the holiday season rush? You’ve got competition.

ACLU targets social media recruiting ads

09/27/2018
Before you sign up for an online advertising program, consider the potential pitfalls—including whether organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union might claim your social media outreach campaign is discriminatory.

Swanson helps end ‘no-poach’ pacts in the fast-food industry

08/08/2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is one of 11 chief state law enforcement officers behind a joint effort to get fast-food companies to do away with “no-poach” agreements that prevent employees from finding better jobs in the industry.

Sex-for-job quid pro quo indefensible in court

08/06/2018
Make sure you police what your managers and supervisors are doing when hiring applicants. A demand for sex in exchange for a job is basically indefensible.

Ensure job application process is clear and easy to understand

08/06/2018
Is your hiring process clear? Do candidates understand exactly what they need to do to be considered for a job or promotion?

‘Clean slate’ law helps ex-cons, adds employer responsibilities

08/01/2018
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has signed a “clean slate” bill designed to help people convicted of nonviolent crimes obtain gainful employment.