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Screening's Sorry State
The way in which most companies screen job candidates seems flawed, at best.
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Nov 7, 2017
Monitor with Caution
A recent European court's decision has tightened the employer rules on monitoring employees' emails. Legal experts say the impact on multinationals is likely minimal.
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Nov 1, 2017
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.
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Oct 16, 2017
Screening's Sorry State
New research finds that most HR professionals lack confidence in their organizations' processes for screening entry-level hires.
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Aug 23, 2017 Jun 19, 2017
Navigating the Legal Maze
Much has changed over the past few decades as far as employment law is concerned -- and with a new administration now at the wheel, more changes likely lie ahead.
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May 12, 2017
Curtailing Credit Checks
A bill being considered by the D.C. Council Judiciary Committee would largely prohibit employers in the nation's capital from checking job applicants' credit histories. Experts predict we'll see similar legislation in other cities, but no movement at the federal level.
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Jan 9, 2017
The Trump Effect
While a Trump presidency will inevitably have a noticeable impact on employment and labor policy, HR leaders shouldn't be tempted to make changes just because a new administration says it's legal to now do so.
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Nov 21, 2016
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.
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Nov 18, 2016
It's Time for Relocation to Be Part of Talent Acquisition
Sep 19, 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.
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Sep 12, 2016
Survey Highlights HR's Election Issues
With less than 100 days until the presidential election, a new survey of HR leaders finds that proposals requiring congressional action, such as healthcare and immigration reform, are of more concern than labor and regulatory policies.
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Aug 10, 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.
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Aug 2, 2016
Checking on Credit Checks
Question: I am an employer located in New York City, and I've heard that there are some recent developments in the use of credit checks by employers. My company's policy is to run credit checks as part of the background-check process on all applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment. Can we continue to run these credit checks without any restrictions?
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Nov 19, 2015
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.
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Nov 4, 2015
Hiring High-Profile Candidates
There is no single button that an HR department head can push to learn what they need to know when it comes to vetting high-profile candidates. Indeed, resourcefulness, time and expertise are the "magic bullets" for performing a rigorous key-hire review.
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Sep 10, 2015
Background Screening for Big Hires
HR's role in the vetting process needs to go beyond criminal-record searches and perfunctory education and employment verification in order to proactively uncover the "good, bad and ugly" about a potential business leader.
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Aug 21, 2015
Taking Your Time to Hire
Recent data finds the average time-to-hire nearly doubling since 2010. While companies must certainly do their due diligence, experts say there's a balance to be struck between being thorough and being efficient in the hiring process.
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Aug 10, 2015