Every year, BLR’s HR editors select ten key topics we think will be at the forefront in the following year, and we offer best practices for each topic. This year, we will feature free best practice reports under each category. Simply click on the links below to download the featured reports. More reports will be […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against people with disabilities or even asking questions that could influence an employment decision. Employers can avoid legal problems by training managers on what they can and can’t ask during the hiring process. Before making a conditional offer of employment, an employer may not ask any […]
As the economy picks up steam and hiring activity increases, it’s particularly important for employers to take the time to update their organizations’ job descriptions. “I’ve never run into anyone who likes writing job descriptions,” says Martin Simon, legal editor at HR.BLR.com (which is run by ERI’s parent company). “But these tools, sometimes called position […]
By Gilda Villaran In our January 4, 2010, article titled Obtaining a Work Permit in Canada: The Labour Market Opinion Process, we explained that in order to get a work permit for a foreign worker, an employer in Canada generally must first obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from the Department of Human Resources and […]
Ralph Gaillard reviews the book Recruiting the Workforce of the Future by Bruce Tulgan. Review praises book’s striaghtforward advice and checklists to help HR recruit the right employees. Let’s face it: Recruiting is no picnic. In fact, it’s one of the biggest headaches facing HR today. The pressure to find that perfect candidate has never […]
Recent statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission show that charges of race discrimination now account for 36 percent of the agency’s private-sector caseload. And now, in light of these figures, the EEOC is putting the spotlight on workplace racial bias.
The EEOC provides the following tips to help employers avoid race and color discrimination: Job advertisements. Employers should not express a racial preference in job advertisements. Employers should indicate that they are “equal opportunity employers.” Employment agencies. Employment agencies may not honor employer requests to avoid referring applicants of a particular race. If they do […]