As graduation season looms, college seniors are deep into the job hunt, hoping they have the skills and qualities necessary to find a landing place in the workforce. With the economy showing signs of recovery, many employers are hoping to land the best and the brightest of those new grads. But they don’t want just [...]
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by Tammy Binford
The tough job market of recent years has brought employers a flood of resumes and applications. The volume can be overwhelming in the HR office, but behind all those appeals for employment are real people—usually anxious and sometimes desperate people—who crave information about where they stand in the process and when a decision [...]
by Tammy Binford
A bipartisan effort to reform U.S. immigration policy includes what the proposal’s authors say is a plan to “create an effective employment verification system” as well as a way to “establish an improved process for admitting future workers to serve our nation’s workforce needs, while simultaneously protecting all workers.”
Eight U.S. senators—Republicans John McCain, [...]
Human resources professionals have been tackling 21st century challenges for better than a decade. But determining just how a bombardment of change affects leadership, innovation, and creativity sometimes get lost in the effort to keep up with an array of dizzying developments. Research exists, though, that can help focus HR’s thinking.
Creative Age leadership
Employee training company [...]
by Matthew J. Snyder
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a directive that allows illegal aliens who satisfy certain criteria to temporarily defer their deportation and seek employment in the United States. Deferments are for two years and are renewable. While in deferment status, aliens may seek work authorization from the U.S. Citizenship [...]
A few questions to consider about the hiring process: Is it the most rewarding aspect of an HR professional’s job? Is it a thorny task fraught with legal risk? Is it an exercise in frustration, frequently yielding undesirable candidates? For many HR pros, the answer to all three questions is likely yes.
The economic downturn of [...]
An employee is arrested and something must be done. Do you fire the employee because you don’t want to put up with someone who lands in jail? Or do you wait to get the facts, maybe even wait for the legal system to run its course before making an employment decision?
A related quandary is with [...]
by William Dabney
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and its state-law analogues present challenges for employers. Not only do those laws require you to reinstate returning military personnel to their former jobs with no loss of pay, privileges, or opportunities, but they also require special consideration and accommodation to military applicants at [...]
Not so many decades ago, a vocal segment of the youngest members of the adult population warned their peers to never trust anyone over 30. They were eager to leave the nest and make the world their own. But today, not so much — at least among a noticeable group.
Human resources professionals are noting a [...]
Job hunters are seeing glimmers of hope as the economy shows signs of rebound. Economic recovery is good news for everyone, but the downside for employers is that they may see some of their valuable employees taking advantage of an improving job market by looking for opportunities in new workplaces.
When good people move on, their [...]