Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.
Category: Screening, Assessment, Interviewing
Once candidates are found, a variety of measures may help employers choose the final candidate. This may involve interviews, tests, assessment centers, or other means of evaluation.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about the high costs associated with a bad hire and started listing some ways employers can try to avoid that scenario. Today, let’s look at some more of the ways we can try to avoid bringing a bad employee on board!
Now that the economy has turned around and unemployment is low, employers are finding themselves with fewer applicants for any given job opening. This can be problematic for several reasons, not the least of which is that it may mean the employer is less likely to find a candidate who is well-qualified for the role. […]
The term gets used frequently. Surveys find employees and job seekers want it, and companies are rated based on it.
We’ve all heard of them: helicopter parents. They follow their sons and daughters into the interview room, and a new study shows they are not often welcome. Yesterday we looked at some real-world examples. Today we’ll look at what recruiters and HR managers think about them.
Helicopter parents, the ones who follow their sons and daughters into interviews, are a relatively new concept in recruiting. Today we’ll look at some examples of this occasionally annoying practice.
Medical marijuana legalization is becoming more prevalent, as states continue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. This new trend has created legal ramifications for employers, who have struggled to create and maintain drug testing policies to keep pace with differing state laws. Employers can still enforce drug-free workplace policies and implement drug-testing policies, […]
The recent death of New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, shot while on duty, serves as a grim reminder that certain jobs come with inherent risks.
A recent study conducted by CareerBuilder, a provider of human capital solutions, identifies 12 gaps in the candidate experience, and shows where companies sometimes struggle. The No. 2 item on the list, “not preparing hiring managers,” tends to get pushed aside in favor of more exciting solutions, but it deserves attention.
Before posting pictures of your late-night revelry or complaints about your job on social media, think again—70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, up significantly from 60% last year and 11% in 2006.