Know the Perils of the Gig Economy

This post was originally published on this siteThe gig economy is getting a lot of attention these days—some good, some not so good. Gig work is increasingly attractive to a growing percentage of the workforce, particularly Millennials and members of Generation Z, who value autonomy, flexibility and work/life balance. It can also provide benefits to … Read moreKnow the Perils of the Gig Economy

Building and Leading High-Performing Remote Teams

This post was originally published on this site​The popularity of remote work is rising fast. Multiple research studies show that employees who are able to skip commuting and work away from the office, whether at home, a coffee shop or somewhere in between, are happier, more productive and less likely to jump ship. But overseeing … Read moreBuilding and Leading High-Performing Remote Teams

Refusing to Rehire Worker Who Filed EEO Charge Is Unlawful

This post was originally published on this siteClaims of retaliation—mostly in the forms of demoting, disciplining or terminating employees—are the charges most frequently filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A recent lawsuit reminds employers that refusing to rehire someone who filed a discrimination claim against the company is also illegal. Please follow … Read moreRefusing to Rehire Worker Who Filed EEO Charge Is Unlawful

House Votes to Remove Green Card Caps

This post was originally published on this site​The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 10 to eliminate limits on the percentage of employment-based green cards awarded to immigrants from any one country.The legislation would expedite the flow of high-skilled workers from countries such as India and China who face inordinately long waits for employment-based green … Read moreHouse Votes to Remove Green Card Caps

Viewpoint: Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role

This post was originally published on this siteToo many hiring managers avoid telling candidates the truth about a job. Their logic is that if applicants find out how hard they will work or how boring the core of the open jobs are, they will walk away. This is a mistake. To hire effectively, you have … Read moreViewpoint: Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role

External Workers Are Valuable but Worrisome, HR Says

This post was originally published on this siteNearly all HR professionals surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) agreed that external, independent workers—whether contract, freelance or gig-based—add value to their organizations, but most still have concerns about the legal implications of hiring and managing these workers. Please follow and like us:

Investing in Apprenticeships Pays Off for Employers

This post was originally published on this site​LAS VEGAS—A panel of HR professionals with experience managing work-based learning programs like apprenticeships explained how these initiatives have helped address skills shortages in their companies, provide greater opportunity to under-represented talent pools and reskill workers with jobs vulnerable to disruption by new technology. Apprenticeships are increasingly being … Read moreInvesting in Apprenticeships Pays Off for Employers

SHRM CEO Calls for More-Inclusive Workplaces

This post was originally published on this siteJohnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, on June 24 challenged HR professionals to create more-inclusive workplaces, specifically calling on them to hire people with disabilities, people with criminal histories, veterans and people over age 50. Please follow … Read moreSHRM CEO Calls for More-Inclusive Workplaces

SHRM Helps You Find the Right Veterans for Your Open Jobs

This post was originally published on this site​Your organization has made the commitment to hire military veterans. But where do you start?The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has a solution: HireVets.The web portal, launched in late 2018, connects SHRM members with the largest database of veteran job seekers.The HireVets tool includes a nationwide candidate … Read moreSHRM Helps You Find the Right Veterans for Your Open Jobs

Viewpoint: A Road Map to Hiring Employees from Direct Competitors in California

This post was originally published on this siteLaws enabling employees to work for direct competitors help drive California’s economy. However, departing employees must leave their former employer in a way that is fair and lawful. Here’s a road map for departing employees and the companies hiring them, particularly in competitive fields. Please follow and like … Read moreViewpoint: A Road Map to Hiring Employees from Direct Competitors in California

FCRA’s Seven-Year Reporting Window Begins with Charge, Not Dismissal

This post was originally published on this siteThe seven-year limit for reporting criminal charges on background checks begins when the charges are filed, not when they’re dismissed, a federal appeals court recently ruled, meaning employers should know that criminal charges exceeding the seven-year limit shouldn’t appear in employment screens. Please follow and like us:

Viewpoint: Employers Should Challenge Increase of H-1B Denials

This post was originally published on this siteFederal officials are denying H-1B visas at an alarming rate; denial rates for new H-1B filings have risen from 6 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to 32 percent in the first quarter of FY 2019. One option available to employers is to file an appeal with the … Read moreViewpoint: Employers Should Challenge Increase of H-1B Denials

Is Conversational Recruiting the Solution to Finding Millennial Talent?

This post was originally published on this siteIn a candidate-driven labor market dominated by Millennials, the way companies treat applicants during the hiring process can greatly impact a job seeker’s decision to accept or reject an offer. Companies can gain a competitive recruiting edge by staying in touch every step of the way, a strategy … Read moreIs Conversational Recruiting the Solution to Finding Millennial Talent?