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Ban the Box Laws: Are You Affected?

‘Ban-the-box’ laws are laws that say you cannot have a question on your application that asks ‘do you have a criminal conviction?’ Typically, applications will ask for an explanation or description if the answer was yes. This forces immediate disclosure.

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Avoid These Ugly Preemployment Pitfalls

In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed the good and the bad of preemployment inquiries; today, we take a look at some of the just plain ugly questions that you should never even think of asking.

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Preemployment Inquiries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When a company first meets with a prospective candidate, it’s not just the interviewee who needs to be on his or her toes. Interviewers must be careful to ask the right questions, not just to ensure they’re making the right hire but also to avoid legal entanglements.

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Do You Actively Recruit Passive Candidates?

As the unemployment rate inches further downward and positions are taking longer to fill, many employers are looking for new and innovative ways to reach the best talent. One option that is increasing in popularity is searching for passive candidates—individuals who may not be directly looking for a new job, but who would be open […]

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Employee Onboarding 101

When a new hire is brought on board, it feels like there are a million things to do. Beyond the obvious things like completing all the necessary paperwork and informing the employee of the basics (like when and where to show up!), there are a lot of onboarding activities that are crucial to long-term success […]

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Recruiting and Planning for High Potential (HIPO) Employees

Having a succession plan with a pipeline full of capable, talented employees is critical for the long-term success of most organizations. One way many organizations opt to achieve this goal is through recruiting and grooming high potential (HIPO) employees. These employees are generally deemed to have the necessary skills not only to do the job […]

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Finding, Hiring Top Tech Talent Leading Concern for Management Says Survey

From President Obama’s State of the Union address to the Consumer Electronics Show, cybersecurity and emerging technology continue to be headline news. However, behind the scenes, the tech sector is persistently challenged by the need to hire and retain the best talent. According to the just-released Harris Allied 2014 Tech Hiring and Retention Survey conducted […]

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Using Facebook for Background Checks

Should you consider using Facebook as part of your background screening process? It may be beneficial because it could turn up potential problems and keep you from hiring someone who could be a problem later on. But it can also be a risk because Facebook pages are known to contain an abundance of personal information—and […]

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Ways to Incorporate Social Media into the Hiring Process

With the prevalence of social media, employers are finding more and more uses for it in the workplace, for example, as a component of the talent management process. More and more organizations are taking advantage of the growing reach of social networking. Here are some ways to incorporate social media into the hiring process. It […]

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