HR’s Role in Hiring Ex-Offenders

The unemployment rate is hitting an all-time low. In response, many employers are getting creative with their hiring practices and considering alternate talent pools, including...

You’ve Done the Reference Check, Now What?

Reference checks are an important part of getting to know a job candidate, but before conducting a background check employers must consider various common and...

An Examination of Gender Bias in Hiring

We often hear about the “glass ceiling,” i.e., the barrier to advancement impacting women in the workplace. Yet, “women may be most vulnerable to discrimination...

Check your Background Check Process

A recent lawsuit regarding how and when employers inquire about an individual’s criminal history during the application process helps to start a conversation about how...

Powerful Perks

Looking for cost-effective ways to improve employee retention and attract talented applicants? A recent survey indicates two workplace perks in particular have a powerful impact on employee...

Six Recruiting Lessons

A recent study released by Deloitte/Bersin identifies six characteristics of highly effective global Talent Acquisition teams. Even without the deep pockets of a global company,...

Applicants and the 14th Amendment

A recent unpublished decision raises interesting Fourteenth Amendment questions. The first is whether an applicant who has been ranked higher than other applicants in a phone interview...