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Does 'Felon Friendly' Pay?
Though still few in number, companies that have fully embraced hiring people with felony convictions are finding the rewards far outweigh the risks.
Oct 16, 2017
Global-Local: Sourcing Global Talent
When it comes to scouring the globe for talent, it's vital to consider both the benefits of a comprehensive global screening policy and the best practices that come along with developing those policies.
Nov 18, 2016
The Background Bar Is Rising
With laws and litigation growing around the use of criminal-background checks, employers are turning to "individualized assessments" of job candidates with criminal pasts for protection.
Sep 12, 2016
Tackling Systemic Discrimination
A recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims the agency now addresses and handles systemic-discrimination cases in improved ways. Legal experts weigh in on HR's role in ending systemic bias in every industry.
Aug 2, 2016
The Risky Business of Background Screening
BMW will pay $1.6 million to settle a race discrimination suit after subjecting incumbent employees to criminal background screening. While such checks are uncommon, experts say the settlement highlights the risk of initiating general, blanket background-check policies.
Nov 4, 2015 Feb 11, 2015 Oct 30, 2014
Risky Business
A new survey finds more employers are using social media to weed out job candidates, and experts say those that do it are making a serious mistake.
Jul 16, 2014
Get Ready to Rumble
When the EEOC comes to investigate or take your deposition, you'd better be ready for battle, say experts and lawyers on this year's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys list.
Jun 17, 2014
Top Legal Developments in HR
Question: I am putting together a high-level presentation for my HR team on the top legal developments in 2013 that will impact how we practically manage employee relations in workplace in 2014. Can you please identify and provide a brief synopsis of the most important employment-related legal developments in 2013 -- something like a Top 10? I want to make sure I know about all the "biggies."
Apr 9, 2014
Better Know Your FCRA Feb 11, 2014
Watch Your Step!
An emboldened EEOC is poised to trip you up in your dealings with employees and job candidates -- so tread carefully, say some of this year's most powerful employment attorneys.
Jun 12, 2013 May 7, 2013
Winners and Losers, 2012 Edition
After much deliberation, here is HRE's list of this year's winners and losers in the world of HR.
Dec 26, 2012
The Criminal-Background Catch-22
Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission's guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown.
Sep 16, 2012
Requesting a Criminal-Background Check
In what stage of the hiring process can employers request an applicant to submit to a criminal-background check? Can they ask for it early on in the interview (to see how he or she reacts) or do they have to wait until they give the applicant an actual offer?
Sep 10, 2012
Discrimination Ruling Puts Employers to the Test
Ability tests can be exceptional predictors of job performance for job applicants, but a recent settlement by the Department of Labor should spur employers to ensure that such tests do not adversely affect minority applicants, experts say.
Aug 1, 2012
The Catch-22 of Criminal-Background-Check Guidance
Some employers are simply refusing to follow the new EEOC guideline on criminal background checks for fear it will either put them out of business or create an unsafe working environment.
Jul 30, 2012