Background Checks Under Attack: EEOC Takes Aim at Hiring Practices

  By Diane J. Geller  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Background Screening

This summer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) signaled that it was planning to revisit its longstanding Guidance (found at http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/arrest_records.html ) which explains when employers can use arrest and conviction records as a pre-employment screening criteria. The EEOC also said it was contemplating issuing new Guidance on...

Top Five Ways to Stay Out of Court

  By John M. Polson  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Expert Advice, Legal

We live in the most litigious (i.e., lawsuit happy) place on the planet. Employment litigation is rampant. While employment lawsuits in Federal court may be declining in some regions, state litigation is exploding. And that explosion will become more dramatic as states aggressively add new employment laws on volatile topics...

Advocating Quality Service to Consumers: A NAPS Tradition

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) has been a leader in education and certification for a half century. In advancing the importance of the professionalism and ethics in the staffing industry, NAPS has taken an “advocate” position on behalf of candidates and clients served...

Investing in the Development of the Staffing Team: A Win-Win Scenario

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Certification, Education

Recent studies of the attributes desired in employers by new and relatively inexperienced employees suggests a shifting somewhat from the "bread and butter" issues such as salary and benefits to ones that show concern for the development of staff members in general and provide support and encouragement for individual growth...

WebCam Video Interviews...The Next Generation of Interviewing

  By Anonymous  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Technology

In the January 2008 Issue of EMPLOYMENT MARKETPLACE, Frank Risalvato's article, "SAY WHAT? You mean you never met that candidate?" discussed the dilemma of not having met the candidates before placing them, but with new webcam technology this could be a thing of the past. Companies such as Hirevue, Interview...

Selling Your Company and Keeping it Too

  By Michael Neidle  |    Wed Jun 27, 2012

Category: Succession Planning

OVERVIEW: The old axiom of having your cake and eating it too, is a concept that can in fact be done for owners considering an exit strategy. This can be a particularly viable option in today’s marketplace where selling via the traditional avenue of a straight up acquisition has...

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