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New Directives Issued by the DOL for Equal Employment Opportunities

The Department of Labor shared a press release about new policy directives that are aiming at ensuring better equal employment opportunities for applicants. According to the DOL’s press release, “The equal employment opportunity directive calls for more comprehensive reviews of contractor compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws, and the religious freedom directive protects the rights of […]

Background Checks Show Candidates’ Education History

According to Statistic Brain, 70% of college students reported they would lie on a resume to get the job they wanted. This should be more than enough reason to make you want to check resumes for fraudulent educational claims. Most companies already know how important it is to check a candidate’s educational history, but there’s […]

Background Checks Show Employment History and Verification

With the absence of verbal cues and body language, it’s difficult determining the validity of something written. Let’s be honest. It’s not easy discerning truth from a lie and an exaggeration, especially on resumes. This is where background checks come in. As you may well know, background checks show information such as a candidate’s employment […]

HR Tip of the Day: Use Positive Policies

Harvard Business Review published an article on the importance of creating HR policies that focus on your positive expectations of employees. These expectations go beyond a simple handbook of rules that you want employees to follow. Instead, Harvard Business Review said, “Stress to your employees what you want them to aspire to, not what will […]

New Michigan Law Regarding Employee Interviews

Governor Rick Snyder signed a new bill into law that will affect your interview process. The new bill, Public Act 84, was signed on March 26, 2018 as an amendment to the Local Government Labor Regulatory Limitation Act. Public Act 84 prohibits local governments from using local policies that regulates what employers can request or […]

18 Productivity Tips for 2018

Since it’s a new year, now is a good time to evaluate how well your team is performing. If you noticed decreased productivity last year, it will be important to help employees avoid the mistakes and habits that led to unproductive workdays. You can help your employees restore their performance and maintain an attitude of […]

Top Four HR Compliance Concerns

As an HR Professional, what do you think about when you hear the word “compliance”?  You might think about the American Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other legislation relevant to what you do every day. Although these are important, compliance is more than just […]

Top Recruitment Strategies

Author Vern Dosch of Wired Differently, once said, “We can never fall short when it comes to recruiting, hiring, maintaining and growing our workforce. It is the employees who make our organization’s success a reality.” In order to make your company’s recruitment and hiring process a success and reality, check out these top five strategies […]

Dealing with Workplace Immigration Enforcement and Raids

When you hear the word “ice,” what usually comes to mind? Your obvious answer may be a frozen piece or chunk of water. In this case, the term “ICE” used with all capital letters stands for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is a group of government agents who focus on ensuring that businesses follow […]

How to Screen the Best Job Candidates

One of the hardest parts of the hiring process is learning how to properly screen job candidates, and then select the best person for the position. If this is something your hiring team is struggling with, check out these 7 tips of how you can screen the right way: Know What You Are Looking For […]