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:
Job openings in the U.S. are at record highs, according to the Department of Labor. American employers must now comply with new GDPR rules on background checks, and one Illinois nightclub is experimenting with background checking its own patrons.
Does this sound familiar? You interview candidates for a job opening, you find a qualified applicant who fits the bill, he or she has a good interview, and after careful consideration, your company extends an employment offer—except you never hear back. Something scared them away from your business. In order to get the quality employees your company needs to succeed, it pays to start asking how you can prevent it from happening again.
Those accused of sexual harassment at work are usually not convicted or even charged with a crime, and it is possible for these people to learn valuable lessons from the experience that make them better employees. Some hard and highly qualified workers stand among the accused. But is it worth the risk of hiring them?
When workers are stressed out, bad things happen. Is stress a frequent fact of life in your workplace? Here are five solid tips for reducing stress at work and improving employee relations.
About 4.7 percent of Texas workers included in a recent sample group tested positive for drugs—a number higher than the national rate of 4.2 percent. Rates of positive results in Texas for opiates, amphetamines, and marijuana are up since 2007.