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Background Checking

Navigating the Fast-moving Credit-check Laws

In the next Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, I take a four-part look at credit checks in the employment process. I outline the current federal limitations on an employers’ ability to obtain and use information regarding an applicant’s or employee’s…

Uncategorized

Wall Street Discounts ADP Job Loss Report

The U.S. lost 10,000 private sector jobs in August, according to the ADP National Employment Report. Released this morning, the report says the loss came from small and medium sized employers (those with up to 499 employees). Large employers added…

Job Boards

Beyond.com Becomes Network Partner

With the acquisition of HotJobs by Monster, Beyond.com now becomes the U.S. affiliate of The Network, a worldwide group of job boards that distributes employer ads globally. Beyond, itself a network of some 15,000 employment sites, replaces HotJobs. The former…

Interviewing

Prepping Candidates and Taming Hiring Managers

Most candidates — even high-level executives — need to be prepped before the interview. The reason for this is obvious: they all think they’re great interviewees. Most aren’t. Making matters worse, the hiring managers they’ll be meeting think they’re endowed…

Job Boards

.Jobs Opens RFP Process

The operator of the .jobs domain opened the competition today for the bulk assignment of new Internet addresses. The RFP process announced by Employ Media solicits plans from third parties for the quantity use of addresses incorporating geographic, occupational, industry,…

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Work/Life Balance and Labor Day

Labor Day in the U.S. is almost here. Many other countries also celebrate a labor day, which has always seemed an unusual event to me. We didn’t celebrate such a day at all until Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New…

Contingent & Temporary

Spherion’s Temp Life Is A Branding Phenom

Have you ever gotten a video resume where the candidate brags about her gorgonzola mashed potatoes? Or another where the candidate declares his faults, one of which happens to be that he lies? Trouble has. His given name is Nick…

Advertising & Marketing

SEO Manager Wanted. Bots Need Not Apply

If you were looking for an SEO manager, where would you advertise? Even if you follow all the rules Lou Adler laid out, it would be hard to top what the Daily Mail in the UK did. The newspaper embedded…

Job Boards

Monster Closes Deal For HotJobs

HotJobs officially became part of Monster today, completing the $225 million purchase announced last February. The acquisition — and arguably its most important part — makes Monster the exclusive provider of jobs and career services on Yahoo North America for the next…