Human Resources News & Insights

Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting and hiring are two sides of the same coin – together, they’re the process of finding, screening, interviewing, selecting and training a person for a specific job. And in today’s market, it’s harder than ever to land the perfect candidate.

Forget paternity leave, ‘paw-ternity’ leave is the recruiting benefit of the future

Many employers don’t even offer paternity leave to employees, but one organization offers this benefit for both human and fur babies.

What? Company never filled position, but still wound up in court for age bias

All it takes is one ill-advised comment like this from a manager for an employer to get sued for bias.

Microsoft ups ante on paid leave benefits: Will other firms follow its lead?

An increasing number of companies are offering generous paid parental leave benefits to employees, and Microsoft is certainly no exception. But the tech giant recently made headlines when it unveiled a different type of paid leave benefit. 

Caution: DOL can cripple your future recruiting efforts for current pay mistakes

Imagine going through the stress of a DOL investigation, being ordered to pay out nearly $200,000 and then finding out you have to tell every new hire you plan to bring on about the ordeal.

Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.

State of paid parental leave: Who offers it and how much time do they give?

Much has been written about how generous paid parental leave will soon become a standard benefit at most companies. But how many firms are really offering it and how generous is the perk?

Is McDonald’s new application process the future of hiring?

If you want to attract younger employees, it’s probably not a bad idea to allow them to apply using whatever technology they’re most comfortable with. And McDonald’s is willing to do just that.

5 attorney tips for detecting lies in the workplace

Unfortunately, deception is something that comes with the human condition. 

Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions.

War for talent just got more difficult to manage: Here’s why

If you’re in the market for top talent this quarter, news has come out about what you’re up against — and none of it’s going to make your job easier.