Blogs tagged in hiring


Bad hire! Bad, bad hire!

Just like a dog, a hire can be bad for a multitude of reasons, including the hirer (trainer), the hired (dog), everyone's expectations (in both cases some praise and/or a treat), and the environment (workplace/home).

HR Dive is here to help (with the bad hire*):

"Sooner or later, even the most seasoned HR professionals will admit it: they've made a ...

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Help hiring holiday help here

This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "read more

Mr. Freeze unveils National Security Freeze tagline: "They can't steal your identity if it's frozen"

This blog was written by Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original article and their Legal Alerts on t...

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Employment agreements – what to do before you do

This blog was written by Judy Yi at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the read more

Background checks of the future are continuous

This blog was written by Spencer Waldron at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original post and the read more

Who are you? Why are you here? Personality testing?

This blog was written by Matt Anderson at Troutman Sanders, author of the Georgia Human Resources Manual. You can find the original article and their H...

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Technology driving the hiring process

Interviewer: So where do you see yourself in five years?

Applicant: I'd say my biggest weakness is listening.

Maybe the questions you ask haven't changed (and maybe not the answers you get either), but the process of hiring – ZipRecruiter, downloads, videos, Indeed, resume filters – has.

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Dr. Strangelabor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Millennial

Did Bartleby the scrivener write his own job description?

Well, maybe he didn't necessarily write the job description, more like he personalized it.

And a personalized job description should make for a more engaged employee, n'est-ce pas?

Vivek Patel from SAP shares in the Harvard Business Review something that all of us know, whether HR specialist or not: employees are engaged by engaging jobs. And the best way to ...

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Hiring under the age of 18

This blog was written by Natasha Sarah-Lorraine Banks at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their Wage and Hour Laws Blog here.

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Looking for employees: an untapped source of talent

This blog is courtesy of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found on their website here

 

Recently, ABI named workforce issues its number one legislative priority for the 2018 session and reported many of its members have difficulty fi...

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Non-exempt employees – what counts as wages?

This blog is an excerpt from our book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. For more information, go to the Products tab above and click on "Federal" to subscribe.

 

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “wages” paid to an employee a...

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Do new hires have to be a culture club fit?

Do new hires have to be a culture club fit? Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix doesn't think so. READ THIS deep dive (3500+ words) from Patty, SHRM and Harvard Business Review. 

In Patty's words: "The process requires: 

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Attendance policies

Needless to say, a company can’t operate (let alone succeed) if the employees aren’t showing up to work. But how do you ensure that your workforce will consistently report for duty? One good step is having a clear attendance policy. Communicating clearly about what are acceptable reasons to miss work, how these requests should be made, and what does not qualify as an excusable ab...

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Hiring interviews

This blog is an excerpt from our book Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers, authored by Frank Day, Robbin Hutton and Jessica Asbridge at Ford Harrison LLP. For more state specific information, go to the Products tab above and subscribe to the Human Resources Manual for your state.

 

The employment interview is the most used and often the ...

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Vacation policies and time off

Not all employers provide employees with vacation time, but for those who do it is wise to have a clear, well-enforced policy in place to prevent confusion and help employees understand what steps need to be followed in order to use their time off. If employers decide to provide time off they need to make sure to do so in a uniform manner and apply the same regulations to each employee. Writ...

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Employment references

Finding new employees can be stressful. Sure, an applicant will say they are a hardworking overachiever, but are they being honest? That's where reference checks come in. For most positions, it is beneficial for an employer to request and contact previous employers to check on perspective employees as it can protect the employer in any future negligent hiring claims. But what is the righ...

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Employee handbooks – getting a handle on your policies

While there may be no state or federal law requiring an employer to have a handbook, there are a number or reasons why they are in an employer’s best interest. 

  • Usefulness. It is beneficial for there to be one definitive source on the terms of employment. If an employee ever has a question as to what is acceptable or not, they know where to turn....

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Employee personnel files

As an HR professional you are no stranger to paperwork. It seems that for every employment action – applying, interviewing, hiring, disciplining, on and on – there is a specific form that needs to be filled out. Making sure you complete the paperwork properly is only half the battle though. Once you finish completing a form, you are faced with a whole new issue: what to do with i...

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