Justice cracks down on anti-poaching deals

  • April 09, 2018

In the waning days of the Obama administration, the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice issued guidance aimed specifically at HR professionals: When...

Post open jobs so everyone knows to apply

  • April 05, 2018

There’s a simple way to prevent lawsuits over missed promotions. Post all internal opportunities and encourage all employees to apply. If you don’t, workers may sue,...

Hiring older workers

  • March 28, 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2024 the labor force will grow to about 164 million people. That number includes about 41 million people who will be...

Personal liability for rehiring harasser

  • March 16, 2018

Here’s an important message for employers that may be considering rehiring someone who was fired after being accused of sexual harassment: There could be severe...

Rehire a former employee?

  • February 13, 2018

Would you rehire a person who left your company and wants to come back? How do you decide if they are a good candidate? Cheryl Hyatt, of Hyatt Fennell Executive Search,...

Ensure job descriptions include enough detail

  • February 13, 2018

What you designate as essential functions in a job description can make all the difference when faced with an employee who is demanding reasonable accommodations for a...

Beware promises made during hiring process

  • February 07, 2018

What managers say during the hiring process can spell trouble later if anything they say sounds like a promise that induces a candidate to accept a job offer and the...

Bill would expand number of H-1B visas

  • February 01, 2018

Legislation introduced in the Senate Jan. 25 would increase the number of H-1B visas issued annually to 85,000, plus allow as many as 110,000 more visas if there is...

Online hiring faces scrutiny for age bias

  • January 10, 2018

If you have moved most of your recruiting and hiring processes online, you’re in the sights of watchdogs looking for hidden or intentional age discrimination.