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Hiring

When hiring employees, negligent hiring practices can doom the process. Learn from your colleagues’ successes – and avoid their pitfalls.

Smart interview questions, well-written job descriptions, and sharp interviewing result in hiring employees that work out well, AND make you look good in the process.

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As the economy rebounds, you may be looking closely at ex-employees who departed on good terms. Here are six common rehiring mistakes.
Between 10% and 30% of résumés include untruths according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Brandishing a plastic bag containing 79 cents, Gov. Tom Wolf announced an executive order barring most Pennsylvania government offices from asking for an applicant’s salary history during the hiring process.
President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., has filed paperwork with the Department of Labor to hire 61 waiters and cooks through the federal H-2B visa program.
Workplace diversity initiatives can benefit employers and employees alike, but they can also present a challenging dynamic for employers.
Immigration battles aren’t being fought only at the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is making good on promises to step up surprise raids and inspections of worksites suspected of harboring workers who lack authorization to work in the U.S.
ICE plans another wave of I-9 audits this summer, likely bringing the total number of investigations to more than 5,000 by the end of fiscal year 2018.
Low unemployment is forcing unusual changes. New research from the Society for Human Resource Management identifies a potentially significant pool of untapped workers: Applicants who have criminal records.
It is a good time to be a graduate, as employers say they are planning to hire more recent college graduates this year than they have in more than a decade, according to new CareerBuilder research.
Immigration legislation proposed by a group of conservative House Republicans would strip responsibility for managing the H-2A visa program from the Department of Labor and give it to the Department of Agriculture.
If your I-9 forms aren’t in order, or if some of your employees may not be eligible to work in the United States, get ready for a visit from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.
Look for policy differences over immigration to stymie most legislation between now and November, a development that will affect employers.
A joint task force led by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education and Labor have issued a set of 26 policy recommendations designed to make apprenticeship programs more accessible and more effective.
Retail giant Target has agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle a long-running discrimination suit alleging its policy of not hiring people with criminal convictions disproportionately affects black and Hispanic applicants.
If you are in the habit of hiring workers who lack proper work authorization, beware! Employers have become one of the federal government’s key targets in the effort to curb illegal immigration.
The Trump administration says it plans to make another 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas available this year.
By 2024, labor participation by workers 65 and older is expected to grow 6.4%. An older workforce requires paying careful attention to age discrimination and disability accommodation issues.
It’s entirely possible for employment discrimination to fly under HR’s radar. All it takes is too much trust that hiring managers wouldn’t knowingly violate your anti-discrimination policies. That’s why it’s critical to regularly audit your organization’s hiring practices.
As labor markets continue to tighten, employers are pursuing additional strategies for recruiting untapped talent and retaining workers, says a new report by The Conference Board.
When hiring or promoting from within, make sure you document why the chosen candidate is better qualified than others.
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