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Diversity initiatives: Make sure your good intentions are lawful

11/28/2018
While the Supreme Court has never overturned an employer’s voluntary affirmative action policy, lower courts have struck down such policies when they have strayed beyond Title VII and trammeled upon the rights of male and nonminority employees.

Snapshot: Percentage of job postings requiring college degrees

11/27/2018
The tight job market means fewer employers require applicants to have college degrees.

Older workers: Many benefits and few risks

11/15/2018
The Department of Labor estimates that the number of working Americans ages 65 to 74 will grow 4.5% in the decade ending in 2024. Here are some tricks to help recruit older workers.

Feel free to consider past discipline when rehiring staff you previously laid off

11/13/2018
When workers apply for other, open positions that they’re at least marginally qualified for, their past disciplinary history may be a good reason to not rehire them.

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.