The salary history question has become quite controversial in recent months, and some cities and states have created laws around it. It used to be an expected question during the interview process, but there is debate over whether the question is a fair one and could cause pay inequality to prevail as women progress through their careers.
A recent survey by CareerBuilder reveals that 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. Just one year ago that number was only 60%. Is a person’s online persona becoming as important as their resume?
Studies show that 89% of Glassdoor users are actively looking for or would be willing to consider a new opportunity. Yet many organizations say they have experienced a decrease in the number of responses received from their job postings resulting in trouble finding strong candidates to fill their openings. Maybe it is time to take a step back and evaluate the issues that are preventing applicant flow and successful job offers.
It’s likely fair to say that we’ve all come across a jerk or two in our work lives. In a recent survey by Connectria Hosting, 83% of respondents said they’d worked with one or more jerks during the past five years. Connectria and others have now created “No Jerks Allowed” policies for their workplaces.
Solely based on Federal law…yes. A federal court ruled last week that it is legal to pay female employees less than men if it is based on past salary history. This decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous ruling that stated that pay differences solely on past salary history were discriminatory, based on the Equal Pay Act.
“You want answers?” “I want the truth!” This was a passionate exchange that took place between Tom Cruise as Lt. Daniel Kaffe, and Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan R. Jessup, in the 1992 film A Few Good Men. When you run a background check you don’t just want answers, you want the truth, but are you getting the whole truth?
On the list of wrongful employment practice issues, the risk of engaging in illegal anti-trust practices is pretty far down there. But everyday, employers in competitive industries (think tech) aggressively recruit and seek to retain valuable talent through various employment policies and practices. Some employers take these practices too far. What kinds of employment practices could result in a federal anti-trust lawsuit?
If you ever feel like you are being watched, you are probably right! A recent survey conducted by Jobvite revealed that recruiters spend a great deal of time reviewing social media accounts. Careerbuilder.com says using social media to screen candidates has increased by 500% over the last decade and will continue to grow.
As the “war on talent” continues to the point we are all sick of hearing that phrase, it’s important to also focus on the development and retention of your current employees. Be careful not to place so much attention on attracting outside talent, that you forget about your existing talent.
2017 is right around the corner, and the HR industry is ever changing. The war for talent continues to evolve, performance reviews as we know them are disappearing, and just when we figured out the Millennials, Generation Z is entering the work force. Let’s look at some trends being predicted for 2017.
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