If recruiting strategies appear to be biased against certain groups, the consequences can be staggering. Here’s a case where a program ended up with a New York City government office footing a $21 million bill. [Read more…] about Recruiting practices cost New York City $21 million
Can you top these resume, cover letter and interview blunders?
What do HR and hiring managers do in their spare time? Why, they create Web sites that make fun of job applicants’ blunders, that’s what they do!
Ever compare the worst cover letters, resume or interviews you’ve even seen with other HR pros?
Waterboarding at work: What were they thinking?
Looking for ways to boost morale around the office? “Simulated drowning” might not be the best option. [Read more…] about Waterboarding at work: What were they thinking?
6 questions every employee should ask during a performance review
It’s OK to put some of the responsibility for the success of a performance review on the people being reviewed. Just try to make sure they understand that it starts with their asking the right questions.
Here’s the required list of questions employees should carry into the review, and supervisors should be prepared to answer, courtesy of Change Dynamics Consulting, a career-coaching firm:
Feds warn of e-mail scam aimed at HR
If you get an e-mail from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging your company with an employment violation, be careful.
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Best. Help. Wanted. Ad. Ever.
Doesn’t this belong in the Personal ads? Someone wants a drinking buddy for his 88-year-old, widowed father. [Read more…] about Best. Help. Wanted. Ad. Ever.
Sisters had to swim with piranhas, avoid harm from snakes in circus
Have you ever had to try to hire someone for a highly undesirable job and had to “put some lipstick on the pig?” At least you’ve never had to tell anyone they’d have to swim with piranhas. [Read more…] about Sisters had to swim with piranhas, avoid harm from snakes in circus
What’s behind the battle in Washington over pay bias
President Bush and the two parties in Congress are fighting it out over whether and when employees can sue for pay discrimination. And the stakes involved are high for employers.
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Think you're funny? Here's your chance to write Dilbert
They say truth is stranger than fiction. So, maybe your true HR stories will prove stranger than the most popular office-based comic strip. [Read more…] about Think you're funny? Here's your chance to write Dilbert
Worker attacked by candy machine sues for comp
Time to play the popular HR Blunders game, “Comp or No Comp.” Here are three recent court cases in which employees sought comp for unusual accidents. Did the workers get comp? Read each case, then check to see whether you guessed right at the end of this post. [Read more…] about Worker attacked by candy machine sues for comp