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Interviewing is a skill, not a coffee klatch. Stop wasting your chances to acquire great talent.

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Interviews, myHR Blog

Interviewing is a skill

Clickbait strikes again! We were recently shocked by a headline in The New York Times that read: “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” WHAT!?!?!?!? This one we had to read. As it turns out, the main thrust of the article was that poorly conducted interviews are useless…and they are rampant, too. Now that’s something we…

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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Don’t make emotional hiring decisions

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 | Category: hiring process, Human Resources, Interviews, myHR Blog

avoid emotional hiring decisions

Do you hire employees that are just like you? Why not—you’re amazing, aren’t you? Emotional responses, such as feeling excitement about your compatibility to the applicant’s personality or even the tremendous warmth and sincerity of a candidate, are hard to resist. While we would never disregard these attributes, they are not a sole justification to…

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What You Need to Know About the Salary History Ban

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Audits, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, myHR Blog

asking about salary history

Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…

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Philadelphia to be the first U.S. city to prohibit asking job candidates about salary history—is your city next?

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Audits, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, myHR Blog

salary history question in philadelphia

On Friday, we issued a news alert on social media about how Philadelphia will soon be the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. According to an article published on Philly.com, City Council passed the legislation last Thursday, and Mayor Jim Kenney will sign the bill into…

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Will a new bill to prohibit asking about salary history hurt companies and job candidates?

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Audits, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, myHR Blog

asking about salary history

In mid September, a bill was introduced to Congress that is meant to combat pay inequality facing women and minorities. SHRM Online reported that the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030) would allow the U.S. Department of Labor to assess huge fines against employers who violate the law by asking questions about…

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Are your hiring practices as responsive to people as your social media is?

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, Interviews, myHR Blog, Talent Management

responding to job seekers

Are your hiring practices as responsive to people as your social media practices are? A lot of sharp companies out there make it a point to respond to social media requests, comments and reviews in a timely fashion. Often times they do so in a matter of days, or even hours. It’s how businesses show…

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Is Your Recruiting Hurting Your Brand?

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 | Category: hiring process, Interviews, myHR Blog, Talent Management

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by guest blogger Sybil F. Stershic
, President, Quality Service Marketing Talk about first impressions! Managers responsible for recruiting new employees have a significant impact on both the employer brand and their organization’s overall brand. Here are two examples of how an ineffective recruiting experience – described by a potential candidate looking for work in the…

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Will NYC’s Unemployment Discrimination Law Affect Hiring Practices Nationally?

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, Interviews, Legal Issues When Hiring, myHR Blog

Our last summer article in our “Look at These Laws!” series takes us to the Big Apple. Recently, New York City enacted a law designed to protect unemployed job seekers from discrimination by employers. The amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) is the first law in the United States to define a job applicant’s unemployed status as a protected class along with age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation and citizenship/alienage status. By treating unemployed applicants in the same way members of other protected classes are treated under nondiscrimination laws, the amendment provides plaintiffs with the right to pursue private civil claims.

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Stop Walking on Eggshells While You’re Asking Interview Questions

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 | Category: hiring process, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Interviews, MODERN EMPLOYER, myHR Blog

It was official: Susan hated conducting interviews. It wasn’t like she’d admit that to her boss or anything, but if she was really being honest with herself, she just couldn’t seem to get excited about interviewing and screening candidates for hire. Susan considered herself a pretty likable person, and she got along great with her…

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