Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

Memorable Interview Blunders

Most job applicants get a case of the nerves when going through a job interview. There’s a lot riding on the interview, and a person doesn’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. That first impression is important, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder, which found that nearly half of employers […]

4 Feb 14 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Contractors: New Disability Self-Identification Form

The Office of federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released a revised self-identification form that federal contractors must use to comply with new federal regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities (IWDs). […]

31 Jan 14 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“Absolute No. 1 Leadership Trait in the History of the Universe”

TLNT, a popular HR blog, recently published the results of its survey on important leadership traits. In the survey, TLNT posed this question: “What’s the absolute No. 1 leadership trait in the history of the universe?” The responses, based on more than 300 votes: Communication skills (78 percent) Humility (15 percent) Charisma (6 percent) Intelligence (2 […]

22 Jan 14 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber’s Employment Law Experts Hit the Road

Greetings from the road! We just concluded the 2014 Employment Law Updates in sunny Los Angeles. Attendees asked many good questions about the effect of new employment laws for 2014. The legal difference between a “volunteer” and an “intern” was just one of the issues that attendees sought guidance on. We are now headed to Bakersfield […]

14 Jan 14 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Plan Ahead for H1-B Visas

The H-1B filing season usually begins on April 1 of each year. If you use workers who need H-1B visas, you should begin planning now for the 2014 filing season.  There is a statutory cap on the number of H1-B visas that are granted. Currently, the cap on H1-B visas is 65,000 with an additional […]

3 Jan 14 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »