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A Florida man illustrates the legal dangers in working with a cut-rate background check company and more in Monday’s Weekend Roundup.
As summer rolls on, the employment market continues to heat up. A new jobs report last week contained more positive news on employment gains, even while wages remain mostly flat. Trucking industry organizations are undeterred in their push for hair-follicle drug...
Oklahoma just became the 30th state in the U.S. to allow access to medical marijuana. In other news, a new study confirms that background screening is becoming more commonplace for both full-time and part-time employees, and New Jersey enacts equal pay legislation to combat gender inequity in the workplace.
In HR news, a pre-employment carpal-tunnel test cost a manufacturer $4.4 million, and more and more states and cities are discouraging pre-employment credit checks. Here’s your Weekend Roundup.
A falling unemployment rate coupled with relatively slow growth has made it more difficult for many businesses to compete for top talent than at any time in recent memory. The trickle-down effects of new tariffs and uncertain trade agreements have yet to be seen, in most cases. Fortunately, employers can still position themselves for competitive success in hiring by optimizing their employment practices to account for some of the most important trends of the year.
Picture this: You’re interviewing a new applicant for a job at your company, but you can’t help but feel that something is off. The candidate says all the right things, and her resume is perfect for the job. The only problem is, your gut tells you otherwise.
Should you go with your gut?
Taking time off can be good for employees and their employers. When workers get away from work for a bit, it can raise morale, boost productivity, reduce costs, and even protect against fraud and theft. Workers who use their PTO are less likely to experience burnout and require fewer sick days. Despite all these benefits, however, too many American workers don’t take advantage of paid time off. In order to keep their employees as productive as possible, many employers are now experimenting with making paid time off mandatory.
The U.S. labor market is as tight as it’s been in recent memory, with the national unemployment rate falling to an 18-year low at the end of May. These special tweaks can improve your organization’s ability to compete for job candidates virtually overnight.
Discover how Google sorts through millions of resumes, then brush up on the latest changes to protections from age discrimination and what a majority of Americans think about the value of drug testing. It’s your Weekend Roundup:
Another week is upon us, and new challenges and opportunities continue to shift and play out for employers and hiring managers across the United States. Here’s your weekend roundup: