There aren’t many fans of reading or writing resumes out there. While some resumes are full of exaggerations or outright mistruths, many more resumes are simply insufficient evidence of suitability for a position. There’s a good argument out there that resumes are virtually useless, and portfolios of work are the greatest indicators of success.
While youâre probably a savvy judge of character, your instincts may not always be 100% accurate. A recent study by Michigan State University found that 90% of hiring decisions are made based solely on interviews even though only 14% of information provided in interviews is accurate. When job applicants lie about their skills, past experiences, […]
Do you ever work from home? For many small to medium sized businesses, working from home is an affordable company perk that can yield great returns in employee productivity and satisfaction.
Think resume fraud is impossible? Think again. With professional deception services on the rise, it is easier than ever to commit resume fraud today.
The unprecedented number of employment class actions in 2013 reveals a significant rise in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-related litigation. Thus we recommend that all employers fortify their FCRA-compliance programs to better prepare for 2014.
Interviewing prospective hires is both exciting and stressful. With so many names, faces, and stories, many qualified interviewees may seem like the perfect fit for your company, but you can never be 100% sure. Now more than ever, it is important for HR professionals to take the next step and develop Safe Hiring Programs (SHP).
Employers and employees are often at odds when it comes to privacy in the workplace. As technology and online resources shift and evolve, the legal world must adapt to clearly define employee rights as well as provide direction for employers who perform background checks or monitor employees.
Regardless of how your employees use social media and your level of involvement, they will expect some level of privacy. As an employer, is it legal to ask for your employeesâ passwords and online account information? Can you decline to employee a candidate based on their refusal?
Internships are a great way for both students and businesses to come together, but organizing and executing a great program isnât easy. To make the process easier, weâve outlined the 3 basic questions your company should ask when designing an official internship program.
Attracting employees that not only have stellar qualifications but also align with your companyâs culture can be challenging. With top job applicants receiving competing offers from numerous companies, you have to stand out from the competition. Here are four steps to take as you begin searching for cool, quirky, and qualified employees to make your […]
Interviews are the best way to learn about a future employee and feel a 100% confident about an individual before bringing them on to the team. However, while an interview screen can be extremely telling, itâs not always clear what topics are acceptable to broach. Are some interview questions entirely off-limits? Sometimes even the most […]
The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled against a hospital that prohibited employees from making negative comments, but the board took no issue with the hospital’s ban on gossip, Jon Hyman writes. The ruling shows that a “narrowly drafted no-gossip policy may pass scrutiny by the NLRB,” Hyman writes.
Looking to understand what makes a digital professional marketable, Hyper Island surveyed over 500 business leaders in the communication and tech.
In every state and the District of Columbia, the labor force participation rate is shrinking. How are states matching unemployed workers with business?