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.

Is Sloth the Worst HR Sin?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the first 4 deadly sins of managers; Today, Envy, Greed, and Sloth, and some very good news: your job descriptions are already written and updated. [Go here for sins 1 to 4 and a bonus sin] Sin 5. Envy Envy makes managers do things that aren’t appropriate for the company. […]

Decoding the FMLA’s ‘Family Tree’

This content was originally published in July 2009. For the latest FMLA regulation changes, visit our FMLA article archives or try our practical FMLA compliance guide. When it comes to FMLA administration, who qualifies as a “child,” a “father,” or a “parent” now depends on the type of FMLA leave being requested. To help you […]

Online Recruiting Effective, Yes, but Dangerous

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered user-friendliness of online recruiting sites. Today, dangers of online recruiting that all employers should beware of, plus an introduction to the “lawsuit preventer,” audit checklists. Beware the Default Setting Many companies use software to set up and manage Internet job ads. It’s tempting to let the default setting put in […]

Online Recruiting—Is Your Site Applicant-Friendly?

For many employers, online recruiting has become the primary means of soliciting candidates. However, the system is not without its challenges. In today’s Advisor, we’ll look at how to measure the effectiveness of your online recruiting program. When measuring the effectiveness of your online recruiting program, it is important to measure what matters to your […]

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements—Dangerous to Ignore

Pinning down physical and environmental requirements for job descriptions is annoying—but it means reduced hassles in hiring, and reduced appearances in court. Even though they seem obvious to you, (and maybe you think they should be obvious to anyone), the requirements need to be in writing on the job description. Deal with the issue up […]

Happy New Year—It’s Time for the Dullest Job in HR

In HR, sometimes the dullest jobs are the most important. Even HR has essential functions, and one of them is updating job descriptions. It’s not exactly the thrilling part of HR, but it can’t be overlooked. It’s the beginning of the new year—bite the bullet. No HR manager has time to just sit down and […] welcomes Phillip A. Smith as new company President

For more than 15 years, has been an established leader of the background screening industry: This month, the company welcomes Phillip A Smith—an accomplished professional with extensive industry experience—to the role of President. “I am looking forward to joining the team and to working with its outstanding group of professionals,” said Smith. “This […]

Benefits and Pitfalls of Electronic Recordkeeping

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Catherine Gray covered the basics of electronic recordkeeping; today, its benefits and pitfalls, a warning about shadow records, plus help with the most basic records of all—job descriptions. Gray, an associate in the Hartford, Connecticut office of Robinson and Cole LLP, delivered her remarks at BLR’s National Employment Law Update recent, […]

Subject: Employee Referral Programs—Win-Win for Employees, HR

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered ROI and best practices for employee referral programs. Today, more on making such programs successful, and an introduction to the unique one-stop HR solutions center, Today’s tips come from human capital solutions company CareerBuilder® and it’s recent publication, Referral Madness—How Employee referral Programs Turn Good Employees into Great Recruiters […]

Referral: Top ROI of All Recruiting Methods

And the reward for highest recruiting ROI goes to … Employee Referral Programs. By the way, they also deliver the highest quality candidates, according to human capital solutions company CareerBuilder® In its Referral Madness—How Employee referral Programs Turn Good Employees into Great Recruiters and Grow Your Bottom Line, CareerBuilder cites studies indicating that for companies […]