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Top 5 Secrets of Irresistible Places to Work

Do your employees feel you complete them? Are top job candidates sending you love notes? They should be. More employees are satisfied with their current jobs now since the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) started measuring employee satisfaction nearly 15 years ago. How many?

Is Your Corporate Social Media Policy Legal?

Social media policies are now becoming a union issue in Canada, after officials seemed to suggest public servants curb personal use of social media, even outside of working hours.

Feds Speak Up on Form I-9 Internal Audits

And they expect you to listen. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently issued a joint Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits.

Time to Hire Your First Executive Assistant?

Guest Post by Chrystal Long, The HT Group Executive Recruiter


Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR

Five, four, three, two, one: Happy New Year! It’s nearly time to usher in 2016. How is your human resources department preparing? Do you have a plan to make this the “best year yet” for your employees? Are you scheming to win big in the recruiting game? Do you resolve to take control of issues like health coverage and compensation?

Fair Chance Hiring in Austin: What You Need to Know

Austin City Council’s Economic Opportunity Committee voted recently to move forward with fair chance hiring in Austin. The ordinance is expected to include a one-year period to educate employers before they would face penalties for noncompliance.

Are Most of Your Job Candidates Lying?

Have you ever spotted a lie on a resume or in an interview? It’s more common than you think. The latest research from CareerBuilder found that more than half of employers have caught a lie on a resume.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 5 New Questions to Ask Yourself

Adoption of pre-employment assessment tests grew by 21 percent between 2001 and 2013, according to the Aberdeen Group. Businesses that use a pre-hire assessment process are nearly 40 percent more likely than all others to be satisfied with their new hires.

How Do Non-tech Companies Compete for Tech Talent?

Technology is an essential part of business, no matter what “business” you’re in. As we discussed earlier this month, even non-tech companies are finding the need to add strategic C-level technology talent to their leadership.