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Get Moving! 6 Ways to Stay Active at a Desk Job

We’ve all heard it before: sitting for too long at our desk jobs comes along with many health risks. We often sit for 8 hours at work, then sit in our cars on the drive home, and finally end the day sitting on the couch. Unfortunately, the risks of sitting come in...

Finding a Balance Between Speed and Accuracy When Hiring

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! You’ve found the perfect candidate for your open position: they’re qualified, fit culturally, and available to start immediately. These are the moments when many hiring managers act too quickly, and the results can be...

EEOC Wellness Rules Hold Up in Court for Now: A Weekend Roundup

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) rules governing the fees employers can impose on employees who do not participate in wellness programs took effect on Jan. 1, surviving a motion to block them filed by AARP. The preliminary injunction, however, will...

Stop Making These 5 LinkedIn Mistakes

LinkedIn is one of the most important resources you have when searching for a new job and attracting recruiters. In a world dominated by technology, crafting the perfect LinkedIn profile is just as important as having a striking resume. As HR professionals, we see...

2016 Showed Significant Decrease in Job Cuts: A Weekend Roundup

According to a new economic news release from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job cuts were down by 12 percent in 2016 from 2015. Layoffs amounted to 526,915 in 2016, which is below the annual job cuts averaged since 2010. Not...

What You Need to Know to Hire Engineers

It can be daunting to begin the hiring process for highly technical positions. Competition can be fierce. Many types of engineers are in high demand, and you may have to act fast to hire that perfect candidate. To make it through the hiring process efficiently and...

When It Looks Too Good to Be True…

Let’s face it—ending any kind of relationship can be hard. Even if it’s just one of your business’ vendors, letting go of a long-term partner can be tough. However, when it comes to employment screening, the wrong vendor could be putting you at financial risk or...

Determining if an Applicant Can Contribute Autonomously

There are many mistakes inexperienced interviewers can make, but among the most common is looking for a positive attitude in applicants. While a positive attitude is a great trait, focusing on this aspect too much can mask the most important trait both managers and...

What Los Angeles’s Ban the Box Initiative Means for Your Business

By now, you’ve most likely heard of the “Ban the Box” initiatives that are passing in cities and states across the country. Los Angeles is the latest city to approve an ordinance stating that businesses that employ 10 or more employees and contractors doing business...

3 Legal News Trends You Need to Know in 2017

2016 was a busy year for human resources professionals. Many new laws and policies were passed around the country that will come into effect in 2017. Among the legal trends were many new rules that could significantly impact your company in the coming year. From...

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