Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed earlier this month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1111 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella) is designed to assist individuals who face multiple barriers to employment by providing them with remedial education and work readiness […]

26 Oct 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Applicant lies on his resume

Blunders, Puffery and Lies: Employers Report Cringe-Worthy Resumes

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 75 percent of HR managers reported finding a lie on a resume. Given that nearly 40 percent of all HR managers spend less than a minute looking at a resume, according to the survey — and almost 1 in 5 spending less than 30 seconds — it’s clear that job […]

3 Oct 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

20 Jul 17 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, a large nationwide drug testing lab. More than one in 25 workers fail their drug test: 4.2 percent of employee drug tests that Quest […]

19 May 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »