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.

View 2013 Reform Implementation in Relation to Unions & Labor, Expert Advises

Employers can’t be instantly ready for how health reform will transform their health plans in 2014; they have to do all the heavy lifting in 2013 in order to achieve preparedness, an attorney from the Epstein Becker & Green law firm said on Dec. 19. He advised employers to see health reform-driven coverage changes in […]

EEOC: Retailer automatically fired employees who exhausted sick leave

A national retail chain will pay $2 million to settle claims it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by requesting too much medical information from employees and automatically firing employees who had exhausted their sick leave. The agreement settles a 2008 lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the U.S. District Court for […]

EEOC’s Confidentiality Requirements Are Too Strict, Court Says

Federal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act states that all employee medical information must be kept confidential, but that goes above and beyond what the statute requires, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 20. Despite what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says, ADA protects only information obtained in response to […]

Employer to Pay $5M To Settle Inflexible Leave Policy Allegations

An employer will pay almost $5 million to settle claims it automatically fired employees who used 12 weeks of medical leave and were not ready to return to work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Nov. 9. The settlement resolves claims EEOC filed alleging that the automatic termination policy violated the reasonable accommodation provisions […]

Best Practice for Internet Background Checks? Survey Says…

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented the results of the Monster/BLR Survey of Recruiting Best Practices. Today, the survey’s data around social media and Google background checks, plus an introduction to our ready-to-go digital collection of 350 HR policies. Of the survey respondents who conducted either Google searches or social media searches: Concerned about learning too […]

Big Job Boards Are Now the #1 Recruiting Source

Along with referrals from current employees, jobs boards of various types are the dominant sources for finding new employees, according to a recent survey conducted by and BLR’s HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line. Some other interesting findings: 19% of recruiters visit candidates’ social media pages One third of employers do Google or similar […]

Domestic Assault Victims Now Shielded by Antidiscrimination Laws

Workers who experience domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking may be protected from discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to new guidance from the federal government. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is responsible for enforcing both of those laws, made the announcement in […]

2012 Monster Hiring Survey Results

It’s a new world of recruiting in 2012, and every employer needs to stay ahead of the curve. Who’s doing what in the real world of recruiting? A new detailed survey report conducted by Monster and BLR’s HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line answers your questions about hiring and recruiting: Which recruiting sources are working […]

Coal Mine Pays $40K for Failing to Reassign Worker with Disability

A coal mine in Birmingham, Ala. will pay $40,000 to settle allegations it failed to reassign a worker with a disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rocky Davis had hearing loss and was regularly assigned to an area of the mine that adversely affected his hearing aids, according to the U.S. Equal […]