News Updates

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice Day

25 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, News Updates, Staffing, Training, Workforce

“Everything should NOT be taken out of context and morphed into a political weapon. Enough already!” via @JohnnyCTaylorJr SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is right to call for sanity via Twitter in response to SHRM members’ social media condemnation of his highly visible support for the...

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...

The GDPR adds a Twist to Staffing and Hiring

04 June in Articles, Business, Human Business, Legal, News Updates, SmartTalks, Staffing

On May 25, 2018, a new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). GDPR expands the privacy rights of EU individuals and places new obligations on all organizations that market, track, or handle EU citizens’ personal...

Disaster Recovery Planning… Reflections from the California Fires

12 December in Best Practices, Business, Human Business, News Updates, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

What, when and why it’s worth every dime. Having been in various forms of executive management for over 22 years, I can attest it is sometimes hard to fork over the cash for “what if” scenarios. Sure, we all have health insurance, car insurance, life insurance,...

Legislation Around Candidate Salaries and Your Recruiting Strategy

01 November in Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

On July 2018, Massachusetts will become the first state to forbid employers from asking candidates about their salary history directly impacting the current employment laws. This ruling will help level the playing field by giving all job seekers the right to expect equal pay for equal work...