The year 2014 was a great one for job growth.
December alone added 252,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent. American economist Mark Zandi predicts that “At the current pace of job growth, the economy will be back to full employment by early 2016.”
That means that 2015 will be a busy year for hiring managers and HR leaders. Read more…
Whether it’s a first job, the tenth job, or a promotion (even a lateral one), a new job is a big deal.
That’s why a new employee’s first day is the perfect opportunity for you, as the manager, to leverage the power of first impressions and ensure the company gets a positive ROI on the time and money it took to recruit, select, and train your new hire. Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 24. Our regular content will return on Monday.
We all remember that feeling you get before the first day of school — nervous, excited, and very concerned over which outfit to wear. For new students, there is also the added pressure of finding your way around, meeting your teachers, and making friends.
The first day of school can be rough, but thankfully we’re all adults now and don’t have to go through that again. Or do we? The answer is yes. Read more…
Welcome to your new job!
Now, put on these chains and fill out this form …
And then fill out this one … And then fill out this one… And then fill out this one…
Darkness descends … and excitement slowly seeps away… Read more…
I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen that I’m a proud cynic.
The definition of “cynic” varies slightly from dictionary to dictionary, but most say something along the lines of “distrustful or scornful of others’ motives.”
However, I think that’s a little harsh. I prefer to define my world view as a pragmatic recognition that most people most of the time will behave to further their self-interests. Read more…
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and that means Black Friday, shopping online, and holiday music overload as we get ready for the big gift-giving season.
It’s hard to believe, but holiday hiring season is already well under way. If you hire holiday or other temporary workers, it’s important to hire ones that you can trust. Read more…
Is your company properly obtaining background check reports? Still confused about the EEOC’s criminal records guidance?
If that’s the case, then please join this upcoming First Advantage webinar, presented by Dana Howells and Paul Kehoe, as they uncover and share all the latest and greatest information, including:
- How to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act when obtaining, and before using, a background check report.
- Designing a process to account for relevant risks and qualifications under Title VII.
- When and why to ask applicants about their criminal history, and, how to do it properly.
- And much, much more!
This exciting and groundbreaking webinar is sure to be loaded full of information that you will find absolutely relevant, make sure you don’t miss out and register today!
Date/Time of Webinar: November 12, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.
Sponsor: First Advantage
Can’t attend the live webinar? No problem! Register and receive links to the webinar slides and recording to view at a more convenient time!
With over a year of debate and some last-minute amendments, the District of Columbia’s Council recently passed a ban-the-box law that includes its own unique list of considerations before an employer can withdraw an offer of employment based on criminal history.
The Council vote was 12-1; only Chairman Phil Mendelson voted against the bill.
In an interview, Mendelson said that he supports the “basic thrust” of the legislation but that late amendments were “troublesome,” giving ex-offenders greater rights in the hiring process than other citizens.
“This goes way beyond ‘ban the box’ and into telling businesses how to hire,” he said. “How much do we want to regulate how a business wants to hire somebody?” Read more…
Congress is showing signs of life in the constant fight for employers to conduct reasonable background checks.
Representative Tim Walberg, R, Mich., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, held the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s feet to the fire in a hearing on Sept. 17, 2014. The hearing focused on three recently introduced bills aimed to increase the accountability and transparency of the EEOC and to offer employers limited protections in the use of criminal history. Read more…