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Adverse Action: The Two-Step Process

This is the final piece in a series on avoiding unnecessary risks in the hiring process, published in response to the documents jointly published by the EEOC on background screening and the recent rash of litigation. In previous posts, we have discussed the need for a...

HR and Management Weekend Round Up

August 16, 2014--August 17, 2014 Inc.: "Great Management Questions" This list of the top 100 questions includes popular adages, including "What should we stop doing?" (from Peter Drucker) as well as some newer ideas. Many of the questions are focused on human...

Hiring Matrix: Friend or Foe?

So, how do you decide who to hire when you have multiple positions to fill and hundreds of applicants? Can you streamline the process and eliminate candidates more quickly with a hiring matrix? Yes, and no. A hiring matrix can become problematic when contractors and...

HR and Management Weekend Round Up

Aug. 9, 2014 -- Aug. 10, 2014 HR Hero: Email, Age Discrimination and Conspiracy In this case, an employer was sued for threatening to replace an employee with an AKBA (read on to find out the meaning behind this acronym). Even though the lawsuit failed, it is yet...

The National Database Myth

“August 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This only happens once every 823 years.  The Chinese call it silver pockets full. Share with your friends have enjoy good financial health…” In August 2010, an item began circulating via social media sites...

Facebook Photos Reveal Employee Dishonesty

Facebook Photos Actually Helped the Employer Reveal Employee Dishonesty After Termination An RN on a lawful FMLA leave was discharged from her position at Detroit Medical Center after the employer discovered she had misrepresented her qualifying medical condition in...

Are You Doing Individualized Assessments?

Recently, a House Subcommittee heard from the EEOC on individualized assessments and criminal background checks as a matter of policy. An attorney representing the U.S. Congress alleged that the EEOC’s guidance is faulty. Evidence of this was made clear when the EEOC...

HR and Management Weekend Round Up

July 26, 2014--July 27, 2014 Inc.: Use Each New Hire to Build a Growth Culture" Each new hire matters, especially ones in management or the executive level, because they reshape your culture. How do you ensure that they are taking your company along the right path?...

HR and Management Weekend Round Up

July 19, 2014 -- July 20, 2014 Entrepreneur: "Employees Yearn to Learn: Here's what you can do to help" There are many alternatives to the college campus now for learning, and employees are actively requesting help to improve their skill set. This article offers tips...

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