Tag: qualifications

‘Steering’ Is 2014’s New Twist on Discrimination

HR’s watchdog agencies—the DOL, EEOC, and OFCCP—are looking at a new variant on discrimination they call “steering.” It’s not immediate discrimination, but long-range discrimination. What Is Steering? “Steering” may be charged when people in a protected class are “steered” to jobs with lower long-term potential than other similar jobs. For example, in a grocery store, […]

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Changes to Make with Your First Affirmative Action Plan after March 2014

Federal regulations created to reduce discrimination against individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans by requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to have affirmative action plans (AAPs) have recently been updated, resulting in new obligations for federal contractors. The changes go into effect on March 24, 2014.

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Group Job Interview Turns into Dance Audition

The group interview at the Cardiff, the Wales branch of a U.K. electronics chain, turned from a discussion of qualifications for the job into a dance audition, and the applicants weren’t jumping for joy about it. To show they could think on their feet, applicants were asked to come up with an impromptu routine to […]

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More Employers Finding Reasons Not to Hire Candidates on Social Media, Finds CareerBuilder Survey

More than two in five (43 percent) hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. This is up 9 percentage points from last year! There was also a slight rise in the number of […]

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“I Want To See My File”

Being an employer in California comes with all sorts of headaches. And one that probably makes you reach for the ibuprofen at least as often as any other – if not more – is the recordkeeping headache. Plus, as if the seemingly nonstop paperwork and report filing aren’t enough, sometimes you have to deal with […]

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Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

Different types of interviews have different goals. The traditional interview seeks a broad knowledge of the candidate’s qualifications, while the behavioral interview looks at how he or she has performed on the job. There’s even a situational interview that presents scenarios that might be faced on the new job and asks how the candidate would […]

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How Current Are Your Job Descriptions?

As the economy picks up steam and hiring activity increases, it’s particularly important for employers to take the time to update their organizations’ job descriptions. “I’ve never run into anyone who likes writing job descriptions,” says Martin Simon, legal editor at HR.BLR.com (which is run by ERI’s parent company). “But these tools, sometimes called position […]

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3 Time-Saving Hiring Tips

Your time is valuable. You don’t want to waste it reviewing resumes of unqualified candidates. You need a system to keep all those unqualified candidates’ credentials off your desk (and off your computer desktop, too).

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