Category: 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.

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 […]

Recruiting Trends and Challenges: New Infographic Highlights 2012 Hiring Practices

Which recruiting sources are working best in 2012? Is social media really the best way to find great candidates? A new hiring practices survey conducted by Monster, The HR Daily Advisor and HRhero Line answer these questions, and more. 2012 Monster Hiring Survey – An infographic by the team at HR.BLR.com Full results: Download the […]

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 Monster.com 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 […]

Census Data Supports Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA

Using home as a “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act, approximately 316,000 disabled employees regularly work from home, according to TeleworkResearchNetwork.com data. Those whom ADA protects join more than 13 million U.S. residents who currently work from home at least one day a week, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released last […]