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How to Choose the Best Background-Screening Provider

The stakes for choosing a background-screening provider have always been high, but now that decision looms larger than ever. As laws governing background checks constantly shift, regulatory oversight expands and the ranks of applicants misrepresenting themselves grows, selecting a vendor to conduct background screens of your candidates assumes greater weight. ...




4 Negotiating Strategies That Can Narrow Your Pay Gap

You’ve heard all about the gender pay gap in the US, and can probably recite the statistics in your sleep—particularly the 79 cents on the dollar that women earn compared to their male peers.We’re not about to try and solve the national pay gap. ...




Americans want paid leave, but at employers' expense

Dive Brief:    A Pew research study found that workers want their employers to pay for paid leave, not the government, BLR reports. Pew conducted the study last year and released the results in March.    The study also found that 85% of survey respondents support paid medical leave for an employee’s serious illness and 67% support it for a seriously ill family member, BLR says. ...




How Being Transparent Helps Scale Your Company

A culture of trust is the bedrock for success. It starts living your core values every day.
 

Transparency is a critical element in any company. It's especially crucial at new venture because it helps support efforts to scale the business. ...




How can feedback affect reward & recognition?

Once your company has started giving more frequent feedback, you may be wondering how this new system will impact reward and career progression decisions.
 
You may be inclined to directly use the information collected, as you do with your annual performance reviews. ...




Warning: Malware is showing up in job applicants’ files

Be aware: There’s a new kind of malware computer attack targeting HR professionals. 
 
Ransomware, a form of malware that blocks access to computer files until a ransom is paid, is arriving in HR pros’ inboxes dressed as job applications, according to the research team at Check Point Software Technologies Inc. ...




Five disconnects preventing gender diversity in the boardroom

Business leaders understand that increased gender diversity can help them navigate disruption, but boardrooms across industries still fail to reflect this. What needs to change?

A few years ago, if you were a woman buying a car with voice recognition technology you’d probably be out of luck – the software developers had calibrated the technology using male voices, and in many cases it just wouldn’t respond to a woman’s voice. ...




The Challenges Handling Religion In The Workplace

The February HR Roundtable in Cincinnati met under a “cloud” because January’s Roundtable was canceled due to the serious winter weather – not because the topic of “Religion in the Workplace.” (or so Steve hoped !)
 
This topic could become very divisive and heated, but Steve encouraged the attendees to look at this from some different angles. ...




The Final Generation — Recruiting Gen ‘Z’

The millennials are so yesterday. Now it’s time to start thinking about recruiting Generation Z — defined as those born between the mid 1990s and 2010 and now representing over a quarter  of the US population. (What comes next – Generation “AA”?)
 
Call them the mature millennials. ...




9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Hiring the wrong person can be detrimental for any employer. Twenty-seven percent of employers report that a single bad hire can cost more than $50,000, according to a 2013 CareerBuilder survey.One way to reduce the number of bad hires is to focus more on the information arriving from candidates' references. ...