Thursday, June 30, 2005

Interview Questions: What's Illegal, Inappropriate and Appropriate

The folks at About.com have put together a solid piece addressing this tricky terrain. Follow the link below for guidance for questions regarding the subjects of:

  • Marital Status
  • Parental Status
  • Age
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Disabilities
  • and more

Learn more at About.com.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

EEOC Website Available in Spanish

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched a Spanish-language version of its Youth@Work website, designed to help young Spanish-speaking workers prevent and respond to discrimination." * The Spanish Website is at http://youth.eeoc.gov/es/ * The English Website is at http://youth.eeoc.gov/index.html More at HR.BLR.com

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sexual Harassment Complaints - How To Address Them

Susan Heathfield, at About.com, suggests you * assign the complaint to a staff member that will "own" it * lay out a plan to investigate * communicate with the employee who filed the complaint Read on at About.com

.jobs - A New Internet Domain for Recruiting

"According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), organizations worldwide will have the opportunity to apply for the new ".jobs" domain, giving companies a more direct and efficient means of recruiting new employees. The new ".jobs" is expected to become the latest standard for recruiting. Applications for the top-level domains (TLD) are currently being accepted by SHRM and companies will be able to start using this by August. Organizations applying for their own ".jobs" site must complete an online application and register under the company's legal or commonly known business name. The ".jobs" domain is expected to make recruiting and job searching more standardized and simpler for employers and job seekers alike." quoted from Recruiting Newswire from www.kennedyinfo.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hispanic Population Passes 40 Million

Some other recent stats:

  • Asians are estimated to be at 14 million
  • Working-age adults (18- to 64-year-olds) totaled 184.0 million
  • There were 36.3 million people age 65 and over
  • 12 percent of the total population was 65 years and over

Read more at HR.BLR.com

 

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

More Companies Offer Domestic Partner Benefits

At least 8,250 employers provided domestic partnership benefits in 2004, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group.

Read more at HR.BLR.com

Thursday, June 02, 2005

New ID Theft Rule and You

New regulations create rules for disposing of credit reports and information derived from them that employers use for employment purposes.

Read more at HR.BLR.com