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13 Telltale Signs That You Didn’t Get the Job

You think you’ve crafted the perfect cover letter. You think your skills are second to none. You think you aced the interview. But you’re left scratching your head (and licking your wounds) when you didn’t land the job.“Really, it’s unfortunate that this process is so grueling and mysterious for candidates, and the uncertainty that’s often present makes it difficult for a candidate to know what they could’ve done differently — if anything — to get hired,” said Roxanne Williams, senior technical recruiter at ProJobCoach. ...




20 Years Later: The Virtue Memo and ‘Good Faith’ Still Critical to I-9 Compliance

The impact the "Virtue memo" has had on employers verifying new hires' work authorization over the last 20 years is inestimable.Paul Virtue, a former general counsel at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), drafted the guidance in 1997 while serving as the executive associate commissioner of the INS Office of Programs. ...




Are Remote Workers the Norm?

A recent report shows that telecommuting is more widespread than anyone thought.The working world has tipped the balance in favor of flexibility. Latest research commissioned by Regus, the flexible workspace provider, shows that over one-half of workers in the United States now work from outside their company’s main offices for one-half the week or more. ...




You’re Sick? Go Home!

Managers aren’t mom. But they can do a lot to keep their teams healthy. That starts with assuring people that it’s OK to call in sick.
An IT guy at a San Francisco tech startup comes to work looking like death warmed over near the end of flu season. ...




The day hugging died: Ruling says it’s time for a new office policy

As human beings, we hoped this day would never come. But as HR pros, we all thought it would. And now it has arrived: the day when hugging in the workplace dies. With a new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, it appears we’ve reached the point in our history when employers must ban hugging from any and all work-related functions. ...




The Best Ways To Hire Talent

While we may not set our hiring targets to key insights, it can be dangerous in the long run. Hiring a tight market and it costs time, money, and confidence to make a terrible hire. So here are three best approaches to hire talent:
 
Best managers don't simply put resources into one candidate, they put resources into a few. ...




Stanford LatinA Engineers prioritize female engineers within SOLE

Stanford LatinA Engineers (SLAE), an organization founded within the Society of Latino Engineers (SOLE) last quarter by three female officers, is working to confront the underrepresentation of women of color involved in STEM.
 
When founding members proposed the creation of SLAE (pronounced “slay”) to the SOLE officer core, reactions were mixed. ...




Red Flags and Greenlights: How to Better Screen Your Next Hire

Save time and make better hires with screening tips from a professional recruiter.
You may already be aware that we’re in a tough hiring market, with low unemployment and more job openings than ever. If hiring is one of the many important things you're tasked with, you can speed up your hiring process and get to the best candidates quickly by setting up proper candidate screening. ...




Which is Politically Correct: Latino or Hispanic?

What is the difference between Hispanic and Latino?



The United States Federal Government often groups people together for information gathering purposes and in many cases does not distinguish between and origins despite the words having two separate identity meanings to individuals and unique dictionary definitions. ...




These Americans may suffer the most from a Trump hiring freeze

President Trump’s order this week for an immediate hiring freeze could hurt African Americans more than other workers because they make up a disproportionate share of the federal workforce.
Black workers make up 18 percent of the nation’s 2 million federal workers — more than any other minority group. ...