Tag: recruiting

Announcing a Special BLR Audio Conference: EEO-1 Revised: What You Have to Do Now

The annual EEO-1 report, due each September and covering 50 million workers, has finally been revised. Your first revised report will be due this fall, but you need to be collecting data in the new way right now. This article…plus a special BLR audio conference on Feb. 20… will help you do it right. It […]

Employment Brain Drain On the Way! What Will You Do?

With 40 percent of the workforce nearing retirement, and too few workers in the next generation to replace them, companies need innovative solutions in hiring and retention. The good news: Such solutions are being developed. By the end of this decade, two sets of facts will radically shape your company’s employment picture: First, by 2010, […]

I-9s and Social Security No-Match Letters: How Should You Handle Them?

With employers increasingly targeted over hiring illegal immigrants, here’s how to handle I-9s and no-match letters so that you stay on the right side of the law. As the 110th Congress convenes this week, immigration is sure to be a hot issue, but lawmakers will be reflecting only what’s been going on in the nation […]

Key Steps for Avoiding Discrimination Lawsuits

Avoiding discrimination lawsuits is a matter of understanding the key issues and acting to prevent them. A sister publication has provided guidance on both. This week marks the 65th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack that drew the United States into World War II. It also marks one of the most shameful episodes of that […]

Download This Free Calculator and See the Cost of Turnover at Your Firm

Turnover is disruptive, but also expensive. See how much it costs with this complimentary downloadable cost calculator … and then, show your boss. Recently, Daily Advisor reported that surveys are showing employee retention as one of the top two concerns of HR professionals. (The other is regulatory compliance.) If you have been begging top management […]

Train Your Supervisors to Be Better Job Interviewers

Supervisors need to learn to “talk the talk” as job interviewers. Here’s a tool to teach them what to say … and not say. However much we may surround it with applications, resumes, and tests, hiring is a very human transaction. In the end, it usually comes down to two people… the hiring manager and […]

Retention: Why the Best Leave, How to Get Them to Stay

To retain your best employees, identify them, communicate with them, and find out what makes them leave. In so doing, you’ll find how to make them stay. Retention of trained employees has been a problem since they wrote the old song, “How You Gonna Keep’Em Down on the Farm,” but these days, it’s a particularly […]

EEOC Finally Defines ‘Race’ and ‘Color’ in Connection With Discrimination Suits

Ever since 1964, discrimination based on race or color has been illegal. EEOC has finally told us what those terms mean, says HR Manager’s Legal Reporter. The recent Supreme Court ruling that greatly expanded the definition of retaliation (Daily Advisor, 9/25/06), showed how important it is for HR people to keep track of happenings in […]

Innovative Ideas in Recruitment and Retention? Here’s Where to Find Them

Innovative solutions to recruitment and retention do exist, reports BLR’s Best Practices in HR newsletter, which specializes in finding them. Here are several: In today’s “talent wars,” recruitment and retention are the biggest battlegrounds. With thousands of trained baby boomers primed to grab their 401(k)s and go, companies are fighting to replace them … or […]