EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks

Can a youthful mistake—like a run-in with the law that occurred decades ago—keep a person from getting a job? It may not be the case, based on new guidelines for employers determined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC recently updated the official position on criminal background checks. The new policy was approved this week,Continue reading “EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks”

A Book and Its Cover: Good Background Checks

You can’t judge a book by its cover; and you can’t judge a candidate by the resume. On paper, an applicant can look like your next superstar.  In reality, there is the chance they could be the beginning of a major headache. Writing for Inc. Magazine, Laura Smoliar discusses the importance of a thorough referenceContinue reading “A Book and Its Cover: Good Background Checks”

Big Data and HR: A New Way to Do Business

Big Data is changing the way business deals with employees—and it is more than just money. In today’s Wall Street Journal, Deputy Editor Steve Rosenbush discusses how cloud-computing is changing the face of business. Nowhere is this info revolution more apparent than in Human Resources. Corporations are increasingly looking to massive data sets to learnContinue reading “Big Data and HR: A New Way to Do Business”

Who Should Have HR, Anyway?

Who should have a Human Resources person, anyway? In a word–everyone! What extent should a company have a HR Department? Of course as a company grows and hires more employees, need to regulate HR functions increases dramatically. However, that does not necessarily mean they need a full office to handle the job. Those experienced in theContinue reading “Who Should Have HR, Anyway?”

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