Human Resources News & Insights

Looking to hire in 2017? Prepare for a fight

Get ready: It looks like the competition for talent in 2017 will be pretty fierce. 

Warning: Malware is showing up in job applicants’ files

Be aware: There’s a new kind of malware computer attack targeting HR professionals. 

So how many people does it really take to identify the best job candidate?

A lot of employers have multiple people interviewing job candidates. But is that really the right way to go about hiring people? Here’s the answer employers have been seeking. 

Department of Justice releases HR-specific antitrust guidance

You may want to take a few minutes and read the new guidance the Department of Justice (DOJ) released specifically for HR professionals. At 11 pages, it’s pretty concise for a government document. 

Here’s the new I-9 you need to start using Jan. 22

If you haven’t grabbed the new Form I-9 yet, here’s what you need to know about it. 

Top recruiting skills HR pros must develop today: How many do you have?

Here are some questions HR professionals, who handle talent acquisition for their companies, should be able to answer with an affirmative “Yes!” 

One to watch: Interesting new HR law to hit the books in San Jose

Here’s an ordinance that HR pros nationwide will want to keep a close eye on. 

16 building blocks that bolster employee engagement

Do you know what sets your company apart from the rest for job seekers? Is it your recent accomplishments? How about your Fitness Fridays or Casual Mondays? Or is it the opportunities you provide for employees to grow throughout your firm and take their careers to the next level? 

EEOC makes $56K example of employer over deaf applicant: What went wrong?

Here’s an expensive reminder that job applicants — and not just employees — are also protected by the ADA. 

How much are your toxic employees costing you?

A lot’s been written about how much a bad hire (one you terminate and replace quickly) costs companies. But a group of researchers has taken that concept a bit further — examining how much letting a toxic employee stick around costs employers.