Archive for the ‘hiring practices’ Category

Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process

It’s a fair guess that employment lawyers spend a substantial amount of their time advising clients about the legal issues arising out of employment separations. However, these attorneys likely receive far fewer requests for legal advice about the hiring process. Job postings, employment applications, interviews, and background screen processes often do not get the attention […]

 

Is An “Unlimited” Leave Policy Good Business For You?

A growing number of businesses are considering “unlimited” leave policies for their exempt employees.  Unlimited leave policies are excellent recruiting and retention tools that can foster a culture of trust and productivity at the right business.  But, the anticipated increase in efficiency and morale can be offset by a number of thorny issues that should […]

 

$60 Million and Counting – Lessons from Penn State

On July 23, the NCAA imposed severe monetary and participation sanctions on the Penn State football program with the purpose of bringing about a cultural change at the school.

 

Employers Who Have Nothing Nice to Say Should Say Nothing at All

With high unemployment rates comes increased demand on human resource departments to provide employee references. Even though many employers increasingly shield themselves from providing insight into the former employment relationship by using resources such as http://www.theworknumber.com/, many future employers trying to get a sense of their possible future employee still try the old fashioned telephone […]

 

How Will You Welcome Home Our Veterans?

On May 1, 2012, President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement spells out the plan for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan over the coming years.

 

Criminal Background Checks Can Backfire

Criminal background checks have always been somewhat of a controversial tool for hiring decisions. The EEOC has previously issued several guidance statements calling into question employment policies that exclude any job candidate with a criminal record. On April 25, the EEOC issued a further guidance document on this subject.