Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014

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Related posts from HR Bartender: Let’s Just Call It Mentoring [poll results] Putting Up Smoke Screens 5 Public Speaking Tips for Business Pros. The post Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – November 2014 appeared first on hr bartender. Earlier this month, I attended the KronosWorks Conference. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all of my takeaways in the weeks ahead.

The Top Screening and Employment Issues We Faced in 2014

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And this point in the year means it’s almost time to close the books on 2014. As the year comes to an end, I’ve spent some time looking back at the legal trends in hiring and employment screening throughout 2014. Here is a list of the Top 5 background screening and employment issues from 2014 that are worth reflecting on as we get ready to raise a glass to ring in the New Year. I almost can’t believe it myself, but it’s already December.


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5 Workplace Lessons We Learned from Mike Nichols

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In honor of his unparalleled contributions to American stage and screen, we present five essential lessons about the workplace we've gleaned over the course Nichols' prolific career. The entertainment industry has recently lost a legend in the form of writer/director/producer Mike Nichols. Say "Yes, and." " Nichols was instrumental in founding Chicago's famed Second City Improv troupe, where Tina Fey and so many other talented comedic performers got their start.

Meet the Incredible, Disappearing New Hire

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Deal with problem managers: One new hire at a literary agency famously quit on his first day by leaving a Post-It on his verbally abusive boss's computer screen before lunch. There's nothing like that new job smell and nobody loves a new job like today's workforce. Over 2 million Americans quit their jobs each month in favor of shiny new opportunities, leaving both talent recruiters and managers in the throes of turnover.

How to Use Pre-Screening Questions to Easily Identify Top Candidates


To easily identify top candidates, pre-screening questions can be a powerful tool in the early stages of the hiring process. Here are a few simple suggestions to help you establish a pre-screening process and start qualifying incoming applicants: Translate Your Qualifications. For example, if you use pre-employment skills testing, drug screening, or formal background checks, you can clearly set these expectations at the beginning of the application process.

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening


And, because of the industry I’m in and the perspective I usually take, I imagined if I were an employer looking at public candidate profiles across social and professional networks as part of my pre-employment screening process, finding these horrible hot potatoes along the way. I mean, where’s usually the first place most sourcers, recruiters, HR folks and hiring managers go today when screening a candidate? “The vacant laugh. Of true insanity. Dressed up in the mask of tragedy.

The Talent Acquisition Big Picture is a Small Screen


Monday, August 11, 2014 :00am. The Talent Acquisition Big Picture is a Small Screen By Meghan Biro. Today’s guest blog post is from Meghan Biro, CEO of TalentCulture Consulting Group.]. I’m still fascinated by the dual nature of talent acquisition — an unchanging necessity whose methods necessarily have to keep evolving. Read More » read more

Comparable Worth Article the Top Viewed for 2014?

Compensation Force

According to WorldatWork''s Alison Avalos, who puts out a regular column called "What Your Colleagues Are Reading" , the 2010 workspan piece on Comparable Worth written by me, Paul Weatherhead and my Compensation Cafe cohort Jim Brennan is the top viewed article for 2014, so far. Because the topic was drawing little attention from the compensation community and I felt it needed to be on everybody''s radar screen. .

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online


Should employers use social media to screen candidates? A significant portion of employers do use social media but not for screening job candidates. Far fewer employers — just 20 percent — use social sites or online search engines to screen job candidates. Do create a written policy for using social media in the background screening process. The post Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online appeared first on TalentCulture.

Hiring Process Hurting Your Employer Brand?


Visit our resources page for more information about our applicant tracking system and pre-employment screening software , or contact us today. Your marketing team has worked hard to ensure that marketing campaigns communicate exactly what your company promises to be–your company brand. So hard in fact, that people are listening and business is growing! Now your company needs to be on top of their game as they seek to attract and hire the right people–your employer brand.

Surprise Someone with Gratitude This Holiday Season


The last screen shows this message: “While we don’t encourage minor traffic violations, it’s important for police departments to take the time to show their citizens just how much they care.”. by Traci Pesch. Recognize This! Expressing gratitude and appreciation for others is a powerful way to show how much we care. You’re running late to work. Maybe you’re going a tad bit too fast. You look up and…oh, no…you see the flashing lights in your rear-view mirror.

Fresh Eyes On Your Hiring Process


Are you and your hiring team able to get the information you need to properly screen applicants for further consideration? Are the same screening/interview questions asked of everyone for given positions? How is your hiring process? Does it get the job done? Could it be better? Several months ago, new owners took possession of our office complex.

Is Your Background Screening Program up to the Global Challenge?


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 :00am. Is Your Background Screening Program up to the Global Challenge? If you thought doing background screening was a similar process around the world, think again. By Ellen Julian. According to Peoplefluent partner Sterling Information Systems, every international background check is unique, because every country has distinct laws, cultures, political climates, established governments and regulations. Read More » read more

Indiana Law in Effect July 1, 2014


Background Screening Hiring Industry News Pre-Employment Indiana has enacted an act that will amend Indiana Code concerning criminal laws and procedures. This bill slightly changes what is a reportable criminal offense. This statute (Public Law 168) allows for all convictions and non-conviction information to be reported as long as the arrest date is within 7 years which is required under the FCRA.

The Big Problem With Background Checks at Uber

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HR News & Trends Legal Issues Background screening Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) HR basics HR communications HR management Legal reference checks Uber can’t seem to get it right. First, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service was criticized for NOT doing background checks, and now it’s under attack for doing them the wrong way.

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Talent Acquisition 2014: A Look Back and Ahead

Brandon Hall

These companies are implementing programs and technology solutions that will connect the dots between employer branding, sourcing, screening, assessments, hiring and onboarding. To wrap up 2014 and kick off 2015, Brandon Hall Group highlights key developments this year, predicts 2015 trends, and highlights several research reports that provide guidance on how organizations can improve their talent acquisition strategy and processes in the year ahead.

High Court Rules That Time Spent in Security Screenings Is Not Paid Time Under Federal Law


Busk , a case involving the issue of whether the time a worker spends in security screenings should be paid time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In a unanimous decision, the Court held that the time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable under the FLSA. The workers argued that the screenings were done for the sole benefit of the employer and its customers as a theft-prevention measure. Yesterday, the U.S.

Aurico Nominated for 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards


Aurico is proud to announce its nomination for the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards. In its ongoing commitment to the development and launch of innovative pre- and post- employment background screening and drug testing products and services, it has been selected to compete with other businesses that generate novel solutions to important problems.

Different Pay Rates: Paying Employees the Right Rate at the Right Time

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On TV and in movies, we frequently see workers moving across the screen performing a set role. The workplace is often depicted as a monolithic stereotype. But the inner workings of a business are more nuanced than that. From manufacturing to professional services, there are usually multiple tasks assigned to a single employee. These tasks can be divided within a project or spread across the organization touching multiple projects.

3 Ways to Update Your Hiring Process for the Digital Age


Now imagine, there could be a way where you aren’t calling twenty candidates for a phone interview, you can phone screen about half of that. In our personal lives, we are obsessed with having the latest and greatest technological advancement to hit the market. Whether it is the new smart phone, tablet, or computer, we have to have it. Society has advanced to the point where we actually laugh at the “old-fashioned ways” we used to do things.

YEAR-END PERFORMANCE REVIEW: The Outcast, the German, and the Guy With a Heart Condition.

The HR Capitalist

He was in the Hawks playing rotation last season until he famously punched a Kings player named Boogie Cousins in the nuts coming off a screen. Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese , Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year.

Perspective: Why #1 Matters in Background Screening


It is for this reason that it is increasingly crucial to do business with a reputable background screening company. There are perhaps hundreds of vendors that provide background screening services. For employers who select the wrong background screening company, the two biggest negative consequences are lawsuits from job applicants or employees, and investigations and audits by government watchdogs. In summary, background screening firms are not created equal.

They're Not Always Thinking About Work

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For example, employees can automatically view their PTO (vacation or sick) days on-screen, and accrual calculation tools can help employees determine if they will have enough accrued time off. Managers may be shocked to learn: employees are not always thinking about work. This is a good thing. Studies show that downtime helps a person be more focused when returning to a task. So what’s the secret to keeping top talent?

The 12 Headaches of the Hiring Process


7 Disaster Phone Screenings. Here at Hyrell, we know that the Holiday Season is a time for laughter and cheer. So kick back and check out The 12 Headaches of the Hiring Process. 12 Resume Typos. Image Credit: [link]. 11 Incomplete Applications. Image Credit: [link]. 10 Unqualified Applicants. Image Credit: [link]. 9 Lies On a Resume. Image Credit: [link]. 8 Unreturned Phone Calls. Image Credit: [link]. Image Credit: [link]. 6 Poor Reference Recommendations. Image Credit: [link].

Supply Chain Management: Closing the Skills Gap

China Gorman

It’s an issue that organizations seem consistently faced with today: a lack of skilled workers that can further their growth, success, and ability to compete with competitors. This “skills gap” is explained by the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation | Center for Education and Workforce’s new report , as a result of education and workforce systems in the U.S that are failing to keep pace with the changing needs of the economy. So how do we remedy this talent shortage and close the skills gap?

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Employers Love Wellness Plans, But the Question is – Do They Even Work?

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These initiatives can range from urging workers to use the stairs all the way to requiring comprehensive health screenings. The 2014 survey of employers by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 98 percent of large employers and 73 percent of smaller employers offer at least one wellness program. If you get health insurance at work, chances are you have some sort of wellness plan, too. But so far there’s no real evidence as to whether these plans work.

Think Twice When You Screen Those New College Graduates


In 2014, approximately 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53% last year 1. This may be a complex issue that requires a special kind of background screen. Screening recent graduates is a little different than you might expect. Your background screening provider should know how to reach out to this unique group, to procure a thorough profile. Comprehensive drug screening to detect the presence of illegal substances may also be relevant.

How to Find (and Hire) the Best Recent College Grads


Once you start receiving applicants, pre-screening for the most qualified is the next step. Ask any hiring manager about the practice of hiring recent college graduates and you’re likely to get a strong opinion -- be it a glowing recommendation, or a cautionary tale. It’s true that young people are perceived a certain way in the world, and job recruitment is no different.

We Need To Fix the Broken Candidate Experience


Putting job candidates through a reasonable but thorough screening process is just good business. HarvardBiz Anne Kreamer Candidate Experience Employee Screening Harvard Business Review Hiring Hiring Managers Job Search Recruitment The Rise of the Rude Hiring Manager Every now and then, you read an article that you have to share with others. It’s just too good to keep to yourself.

Analyzing ROI on Your Background Screening Program


Other corporations judge pre-employment screening as a collateral expense. Any company can quickly start to question if background screening is really worth it. How much actual dollar value does a background screening program deliver? HR needs the knowledge and tools to interpret the benefits and gains from pre-employment checks, post-hire screening, drug testing, and a host of other assessments. Background Screening Hiring Pre-Employment Services

Do Applicant Tracking Systems Miss Qualified Candidates?


A persuasive way to alleviate fears is by educating decision makers about how an applicant tracking system screens candidates and comparing it to the manual process your team uses today. Pre-screening questions take the guesswork out of resume evaluations. Rather than just scanning resume text for desired qualifications, some applicant tracking systems use job-specific pre-screening questions to ensure the right candidates are identified.

Easy-to-Read Time and Attendance Reports: Making Sense of Workforce Data

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This includes color graphics such as pie charts and bar graphs, as well as other visual indicators (such as icons) that appear on screen. Data is like hidden money. When we stare down a spreadsheet, somewhere in those columns is an indicator on how to make money or save money. But data, unto itself, is brain-dead. Take time and attendance data as an example. Your employees clock in/out. Your supervisors sign off on time sheets and pass the information onto payroll for processing.

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Pre-employment Screening: 3 Problems With National Criminal Records Databases


If this is your sole method for screening employees, you’re likely basing your hiring decisions on incomplete and misleading information. The “national” database you’re relying on to handle all your screening needs includes only the records that various government and law enforcement entities have made available for you to buy. So how can you rest assured you’re thoroughly screening job candidates? See how Insperity Employment Screening can help.

7 Employment Screening Best Practices to Consider Before Your Next Hire


From bad hires to legal nightmares, there are a multitude of ways employment screening can help protect your company. But is your employment screening company following best practices? Like the criminal background screening , the EEOC suggests that the results should be weighed against the opportunity itself when considering the applicant. While job history verification might be the most critical aspect of employment screening, it also the most often overlooked.

How HR Can Unleash the Power of Video Across the Enterprise


Monday, October 20, 2014 :00am. As you work tirelessly managing endless e-mails and checking off activities on multiple projects – whether that be in front of your computer screen, tablet or mobile device – 85.9% How HR Can Unleash the Power of Video Across the Enterprise By Joe Sansone.