The increasing need for employees to care for an older relative or friend should prompt an expansion of federal legal protections against workplace discrimination, according to a recent report by the AARP Public Policy Institute. In what the AARP report authors dub as the “new normal,” Protecting Family Caregivers from Employment Discrimination says discrimination in […]
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.
If you have already conducted interviews and performed reference checks, it’s time to choose. In the last video in the Hiring 101 Series, Steve Bruce explains how to select the best candidate and make an offer that can’t be refused.
Reference checks and other background checks are important for verifying information and impressions from the interview, and for insuring that you are aware of any serious problems in the candidate’s past. In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about how to conduct meaningful reference checks.
Ignorance regarding recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act is no excuse for noncompliance; employers “should get up to speed” on these changes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in announcing a settlement agreement this week. The agency added that the ADA amendments make it clear that employers should not overanalyze whether an […]
In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about the special rules for interviewing people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act has spelled out rather strict guidelines for interviews, which you should follow carefully.
In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Michael Strand began laying out seven key steps to move to market pricing. Today, the rest of the steps, plus news—your job descriptions are rewritten and ready to go. Strand, owner of consultancy HR Dynamics Inc., offered his seven steps to successful market pricing at a recent webinar hosted by BLR/HRhero. […]
Market pricing is critical for most every organization, says consultant Michael Strand. Without it, you’re likely to underpay (and lose your best workers) or overpay (and lose your profitability). Strand, owner of consultancy HR Dynamics Inc., offered his seven steps to successful market pricing at a recent webinar hosted by BLR/HRhero. 1. Identify Positions to […]
To bring a discrimination claim, a trainee with a disability needs only show that she was qualified to participate in the job training; she doesn’t need to prove that she was qualified for prospective job, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals ruled Aug. 8. The case, Rosebrough v. Buckeye Valley High School, involved Tammy […]
In this video, HR Daily Advisor Editor Stephen Bruce talks about conducting meaningful, legal interviews. One of the basic skills of interviewing is the ability to ask effective questions. The guidelines in this video will help you to frame your questions in ways that bring out revealing answers.
With Daniel Cafaro Montana has joined the obesity debate, determining in a recent case that being severely overweight, even with no underlying medical condition, can be a disability protected by state law. In BNSF Railway Co. v. Feit (No. OP 11-0463, 2012 MT 147 (Mont. July 6, 2012)), the state’s supreme court decided that obesity […]