Category: Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.

Attending SHRM 2011 and Wishing I Could Be Cloned

I’m at the 63rd annual conference for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Las Vegas, where I’m learning not only the ins and outs of HR, but the need for cloning. There’s so much I want to hear about — technology and HR, the latest on employee benefit issues such as health care […]

Can You Always Avoid Hiring Troublemakers?

Alas, you probably won’t be able to avoid all troublemakers, but with diligent efforts you will avoid most of them. Yesterday’s Advisor began our discussion about how to avoid bad apples; today, more about background checks, and an introduction to the guide readers call the “FMLA Bible.” To avoid hiring troublemakers, do consistent, detailed reference […]

Lawsuit Avoidance Rule #1—Reject Troublemakers Up Front

The best and easiest way to avoid employee lawsuits is—duh—don’t hire troublemakers. But that’s easier said than done. First, there’s the positive side—hire people that fit, that are well-qualified, and that will be happy in their jobs. “Happy people don’t sue,” one expert says. And there’s the other side of the coin—avoiding the troublemakers who […]

Reform to Reduce Health as a Recruitment, Retention Tool

Workers’ enhanced ability under reform to get insurance apart from their employer reduces the importance of health insurance as a means to recruit, compensate and retain workers, a June 2011 study concludes. Researchers at McKinsey Quarterly also predicted that as many as 30 percent of employers could stop providing benefits to workers after health reform […]

Is Social Media Presence Now Essential for Recruiting?

Yesterday’s Advisor looked at recruiting websites—including your company’s own. Today, social media and recruiting, and a look at an extraordinary collection of pre-written job descriptions. Social media sites are moving into the mainstream of business recruiting, and every employer needs to take note. Social networking sites can help you in your recruiting by: Attracting individuals […]

Recruiting Online—Your Website or Mine?

What’s the best approach for online recruiting—outside websites or your own career site? We turn to HR Hero’s Technology for HR guidebook for tips on achieving online success. Recruiting on the Internet It is not an overstatement to say that the internet has totally revolutionized how people find jobs. If you are not currently using […]

Which State Laws Make FCRA Just That Much Harder?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered attorney Lester Rosen’s first three steps of the “FCRA compliance dance.” Today step 4, plus an introduction to the “Best Workforce Training Solution.” Rosen is CEO of Employment Screening Resources in Novato, California. He offered his four steps at the SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, held recently in Washington, […]

The Three Due Diligence Myths of Background Screening

The biggest myth in background checking is that there is some grand online database to check and then you’ve done your due diligence. Not so, says attorney Lester Rosen. Rosen, who is CEO of Employment Screening Resources in Novato, California, made his remarks at the SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, held recently in Washington, […]

No Background Screening? Call Yourself ‘Defendant’

Every employer has a legal duty to exercise due diligence in hiring, says attorney Lester Rosen. What If you don’t do background screening? According to a recent California survey, Rosen says, employers lose 60 percent of negligent hiring cases with verdicts averaging about $3 million, and average settlements around $500,000 plus attorney fees. An employer […]

50,000 Hires – One Day!

Imagine you were to hire everyone who lives in your town. Do you live in a small town? Say 5,000 people? You’ll want to double that number…then multiply that by five. That’s how many people McDonald’s Corp plans to hire on April 19 The addition of 50,000 new hires is part of the fast-food chain’s […]