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Do You Track, or Do You Trust? Finding the balance

Employers today have choices that their predecessors did not. In the past, employers relied on a timecard and on their employees’ truthfulness when working offsite. (And, this wasn’t that long ago. Most of us, even Gen Y, have punched a timecard at one job or...

Your online persona: the fight for accuracy

This week, a case with potential ramifications for both businesses and consumers received important attention from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—the Bureau and the Office of the Solicitor General sent an amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiff in the case...

See you at HHCC Business Expo

Today, we’ll be attending the HHCC Business Expo in Houston. If you’re at the event, drop by and see us. How can you find us? Look for “The Fifty Shades of Applicants” booth. If you’re not at the event, don’t worry, we’ll...

Some Traditions Should Die

There aren’t many things that can annoy me as much as being forced into office celebrations that seem superfluous. There’s a tiny part of my soul that dies during the forty-five seconds my co-workers sing “Happy Birthday to You”. I respect that...

Sexy X-Rays and the FLSA

Have you seen the Miss Airport 2013 calendar? Apparently, security screening has become such a pervasive part of our culture that even a calendar has been published with provocative x-ray images. Now, employees are invoking the FLSA to reimburse the time spent in...

How do you recognize your employees?

When a child is sick or there’s an ache you can’t explain, the first person you’ll talk to is a nurse. Once a year, we have the opportunity to recognize the front line of healthcare (after mom, of course). Nurses are transforming healthcare one patient at a time,...

Should your ATS stand alone?

Most conversations on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) focus on how wonderful an ATS is and how helpful it is in finding the right candidate, but sometimes, those conversations miss a beat. At KRESS, we like to balance the human and the machine—we offer a human touch...

Building False Hopes Under the Heading of Justice

Target is making headlines for choosing to remove the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” from their initial job application. They are not alone. Legislators are behind the practice as well, with 10 states and 51 cities passing a law supporting this...

Should Smokers Be Banned….Forever?

USA Today and the American Heart Association are reporting that more and more employers are, “…imposing bans on smokers. They won’t hire applicants whose urine tests positive for nicotine use.” An example is Baylor Health Care System in Texas. Employers like Baylor...