Tag: new hire

The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? asks Tammy Binford, writing on HrHero.com®. Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead.

Employee Onboarding 101

When a new hire is brought on board, it feels like there are a million things to do. Beyond the obvious things like completing all the necessary paperwork and informing the employee of the basics (like when and where to show up!), there are a lot of onboarding activities that are crucial to long-term success […]

Closing the Skills Gap: Should Employers Provide More Training?

In recent years, many employers have found that, regardless of the unemployment rate, they’re not always able to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates. The problem? The applicants don’t always have the skill set the employer is looking for.

EEO-1 Report Due September 30: What Must be Included?

What is an EEO-1 Report? “It is the annual report that provides information on employees by ethnicity, race, gender, and job category.” Richele K. Taylor explained in a recent BLR webinar. The EEO-1 report is essentially an employee census listed by ethnic/race category and by gender. It must be submitted to the EEOC’s Joint Reporting […]

Are You Making These Common Hiring Mistakes?

Yesterday, we looked at the first 5 of our “Top 10” list of common hiring mistakes made by California employers. Today, the rest of the Top 10 – plus an upcoming webinar you won’t want to miss.

Quick Hiring Decisions Can Backfire

Are you a buyer rather than a shopper? You may fit this mold if you know precisely what you want, go directly to it on the store shelves, grab it, and head immediately for the cash register. While this strategy may make for efficient purchasing, it can also make for disastrous hiring.