Human Resources News & Insights

Hiring in today’s labor market: 4 candidate ‘red flags’ you may want to overlook

When the job market was at its worst, recruiters could afford to be more selective with candidates they chose to interview. But, in this tight labor market, recruiters need to find ways to widen their hiring pools. 

Employee fakes cancer to get leave: How vigilant manager stopped the abuse

When an employee requests time off because of something as serious as a cancer diagnosis, 99% of the time the person will be telling the truth about their situation. But as a recent case shows, if a manager has even an inkling that something’s amiss, it pays to take a closer look.

FLSA violation? Church members told it was ‘blasphemy’ not to volunteer at the ‘Lord’s Buffet’

At first glance, church members volunteering at their parish’s buffet restaurant seems like it’s on the up and up. But when it’s discovered that these volunteers were coerced and threatened with religious consequences, the DOL’s going to get involved. 

Employees name 4 biggest workplace distractions: Here’s how to help them

It’s not surprising that a recent survey found 69% of full-time employees get distracted at work. The more interesting finding is that 70% of workers think their managers could help them focus better through training. 

Court: This common pay practice equals discrimination

One of the most common pay-determining techniques could now put your company in legal danger.

Recruiting 2.0: Don’t break these 3 rules when you’re texting new talent

More and more recruiters are communicating with talent through text messaging. It’s faster than email, and candidates appreciate being kept in the loop throughout the hiring process. 

Supreme Court declines ADA leave case: Why that’s not a bad thing

So the Supreme Court decided not to tackle whether extended leave is a reasonable ADA accommodation. But that could be more good news than bad for employers.

7 out of 10 workers can relate to this viral story about a stolen lunch

A recent tweet about a worker’s lunch going missing and security footage being viewed to find the culprit went viral after employees everywhere related to the common office crime. 

FMLA lawsuit: Was surveillance justified or payback for smut-watching complaint?

Just because the FMLA gives employers the ability to initiate surveillance on employees they suspect of abusing their leave, it doesn’t mean you should take such a drastic step.

NFL cheerleader rulebook sounds sexist … but is it illegal?

While it may come as no surprise the NFL has strict rules about cheerleaders’ appearance and conduct, the league might be in trouble for not imposing similar rules on their players.