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Think it’s going to be easier to hire quality talent in 2018? Ha! Better upgrade your recruiting efforts now.
Thanksgiving is one week away. The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it. At work, end-of-the-year tasks are also in full swing, with a good chance of employee vacation time throwing a monkey wrench into your team’s schedule. A lot of employers think it makes sense to put their 2018 hiring…Read More
When do health care cost reduction efforts cross the line into employment discrimination? That’s what we were wondering when we read a recent Washington Times article on how one county in Arizona is considering a ban on hiring smokers as municipal employees, as well as imposing surcharges on the health insurance of tobacco-using workers. Can…Read More
The year 2014 turned out to be one of the more memorable ones for human resources blogging. There were lots of great stories to cover and ideas to share with modern employers and managers like you. Please enjoy our annual “Best in Show” edition of myHR Blog, as selected by the myHR Partner team. And…Read More
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.Read More
Looking for a little summer reading, folks? Are you tired of vampire stories? Steamy romances? Memoirs penned by famous celebrities and public figures? Memoirs by famous people who had steamy romances with vampires? Maybe you should try reading something educational and good for business. A real page-turner with a tinge of horror story built in,…Read More
Unless you have been living under a rock (and that rock was not in range of a 3 or 4G network), you have heard by now about how some hiring managers are requesting Facebook passwords from prospective employees.Read More
We’d like to take a brief break from our holiday activities to share some very timely information regarding temporary and seasonal workers, courtesy of our friends at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Are you aware that, while they may only be with you for a short time during the winter, holiday workers are still…Read More
Yeah, yeah. We know. Conducting proper background screenings is expensive and most companies these days needed that new hire yesterday. Does that make it OK to bag the screening process when a candidate looks, you know, pretty legit? Or maybe do a “light” background screening? In a word: No! Any bad hire is costly to…Read More
One thousand companies across the country recently learned they won the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit lottery. Yay? These businesses received notification of upcoming audits of their new-employees’ I-9 forms and their identification documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States. ICE has launched a new series of worksite investigations to…Read More
Our own Tina Hamilton was spotlighted in the news again in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s cover story “Suits, security fears spur deeper background probes,” published on February 22, 2010. The article discusses how and why businesses are putting more effort into background checks during the hiring process. Click here for a PDF of the…Read More