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Don’t Hesitate to Tell Your Coworkers How Much They Mean to You

Last Sunday was Valentine’s Day. Here’s hoping you got to spend it with loved ones. My wife and I traveled to visit our daughter at college and got to spend the day with her. It was a good day and everything I could ask for to celebrate my February holiday. I remember as a kid […]

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FMLA and Joint Employment

Yesterday we heard from Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®, concerning the complexities of joint employment. Today we’ll hear what she has to say about joint employment and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor at BLR FMLA and Joint Employment The analysis for determining […]

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Navigating Joint Employment

As a recruiter, your new hire might be part of a joint employment relationship. Do you know all of the ins and outs of this relationship, including what your responsibilities are? Today we’ll hear some of the details from Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®. By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor […]

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Making Mobile Recruiting Friendlier

As we learned in yesterday’s Advisor, more applicants are using their mobile devices to look for and apply to jobs. That’s great if a company has mobile friendly employment sites. But, what if they don’t? Today we’ll explore what can be done about that. What Can Be Done? Recently, a number of experts have provided […]

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Mobile Recruiting: It’s Here to Stay

An increasing number of people, jobseekers among them, use their mobile devices to browse the Web instead of using tablets, laptops, or desktop computers. Naturally, those same jobseekers would choose to use their mobile devices to review job opportunities and to apply for those jobs. In fact, that’s exactly what is happening—and it’s on an […]

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Creating Pockets of Excellence

Sixty-five percent of employees would rather have a new boss than a pay increase because of their dissatisfaction with the workplace. The workplace is going through an identity crisis. On the one hand, it wants to hang on to the traditional mindset that has helped build powerful businesses. Yet, there is plenty of evidence showing […]

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Tempted to Ask, But Shouldn’t

Yesterday’s Advisor briefed on impermissible preemployment inquiries; today, we present more inquiries that you may not have realized you need to avoid. Persons to Notify in Case of Emergency Questions should not be asked about the names and addresses of a job applicant’s relatives. Such inquiries may lead to information related to an applicant’s marital […]

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Rookie Blunders: Illegal Interview Questions

The first legal danger zone you encounter with employees is preemployment inquiries. The questions you ask on application forms and during interviews can create significant legal problems. It’s easy to wander into danger, since many questions you might be tempted to ask run afoul of federal, state, and municipal laws.

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5 Hiring Trend Forecasts for 2016

In yesterday’s Advisor we explored a survey by CareerBuilder concerning employer confidence and hiring projections for 2016. Today, five trends to focus on for 2016. Five Trends to Watch in the New Year When looking at key trends that will help shape the employment landscape in 2016, it appears that several are tied to higher […]

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Hiring Trends to Continue for 2016

U.S. employers remain confident in their hiring plans as they embark on a new year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Thirty-six percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2016, the same as in 2015. Nearly one-half of employers (47%) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. Workers can also expect to […]

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