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Hiring and Pay Discrimination: The Focus of the Federal Government

It’s never been more important than now to make sure that your hiring and payment practices are devoid of discrimination. That’s because recently they have become a major focus of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). By Susan Schoenfeld Settlement costs ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to […]

Changes to State and Local Government Compensation

Yesterday’s Advisor began to explore a survey from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence involving the state and local government workforce. Today, more results from that survey. A recent survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence suggests that local and state governments are making lots of changes to their […]

State and Local Government Hiring on the Rise

According to the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, for the second year in a row, state and local governments have reported an increase in hiring. However, concerns over benefits have also continued, with employees taking on greater shares of healthcare costs and contributions to pensions. A recent survey conducted by the Center for […]

What Does Luck Have to Do with It?

“I’d rather be lucky than good.” Those famous words were uttered by Lefty Gomez, a left-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees who played primarily in the 1930s. Take a minute to let that quote soak in. Would you rather be lucky or good? I guess if you had to choose between the two, you […]

Guns in the Workplace Policies

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips from attorney Allan H. Weitzman on cutting-edge policies candidates may inquire about—policies like tech, cell phones, and drugs. Today, Weitzman’s guidelines for gun policies and equal employment opportunity (EEO). Weitzman, a partner with Proskauer Rose LLP, offered his tips at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition […]

When Good Interviewers Go Bad…Postcards from a Retired Recruiter

By Kim Seeling Smith “Have you even read my resume?” she asked the interviewer. Sheepishly, he had to admit he had not. He tried to dig himself out of this hole saying that he “liked to approach the interview process with an open mind” and that he “preferred for the candidate to walk through their […]

Cutting-Edge Policies Your Candidates Will Inquire About

Today’s candidates are likely to ask about your policies regarding such things as phone use, internet access, and more. The culture is changing, and so must your organization’s policies. In today’s Advisor, attorney Allan H. Weitzman shares guidelines for cutting-edge policies. Weitzman, a partner with Proskauer Rose LLP, offered his tips at the Society for […]

The Ups and Downs of Team Interviews

Interviewing techniques are constantly evolving, and one of the products of that evolution is team interviews. In today’s Advisor, we’ll discuss some of the pros and cons to team interviews. Of course you want to hire the best applicant for the job. And, you want your hiring processes to help achieve that goal. Many organizations […]

Talent and Performance Management—What’s Really Happening?

What’s happening with talent and performance management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers to these questions and more: Do you have a […]