Category: Hiring

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Posted in Hiring

Employers With Lengthy Hiring Process May Lose Top Job Candidates

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, when the unemployment rates were at record lows, “ghosting” — when job applicants suddenly stop responding to recruiters or hiring managers,…

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Posted in Hiring Workplace Policies

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Hears Oral Arguments in Anti-Arbitration Case

California’s Attorney General on Monday asked a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court panel to overturn a lower court ruling that halted the enforcement of and invalidated in…

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Posted in Hiring

Veterans Day Reminder: Veterans Bring Skills, Expertise Year-Round

An estimated 18.8 million veterans live in the United States, and according to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, more veterans live in California — about…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Remote Hiring Ramps Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its eighth month, face coverings and social distancing are still required in public places, indoor dining is still prohibited in…

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Salary, Retaining Talent Concerns During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the ability to retain valued staff is a primary concern among senior management, according to a new Robert Half survey…

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Posted in Compensation General Hiring Time Off

Employment-Related Job Killer Bills Remain as End of Session Approaches

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will significantly increase labor costs and create more liability for employers are expected to be voted on in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Factors to Keep in Mind When Rehiring Furloughed Employees

We are gearing up to restart our business soon. We furloughed several employees. Are there any concerns about rehiring? When we furloughed these people, we…

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Posted in Hiring

Limits to Conducting Background Checks on Job Applicants

My company uses a background check company to conduct background checks on our applicants. Recently, I received a report that included a felony conviction from…

The COVID-19 national emergency declaration has affected the H-1B Visa process.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

COVID-19 Impacts H-1B Visa Applications, Processing

As of noon, Eastern time on March 20, the initial (and brand-spankin’ new) 2021 H-1B Visa application process officially closed, and the U.S. Citizenship and…

The USCIS is working its way toward a more efficient and effective H-1B cap selection process.
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Simplified H-1B Visa Application Process Starts March 1

This year, applying for one of those 85,000 H-1B visas begins a month earlier than in years past — and requires a lot less work…