Archive for December 2016

D.O.J. charges Pakistani executive in $140 million fake diploma scheme

release by the Department of Justice, the executive of a Pakistani software company – Axact – has been charged for his part in an alleged $140 million “fake-diploma mill” scheme. The complaint alleges that Umair Hamid, 30, and his co-conspirators made false and fraudulent representations to consumers on diploma mill websites and over the phone to…

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San Antonio bans the box

growing list of cities and states to remove questions about previous criminal history from job applications. The policy – already adopted in 150 cities and counties and 24 states across the country – requires employers to wait until job applicants have been interviewed before requiring them to declare any criminal history. “I think from a…

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Revised Form I-9 to take effect January 22, 2017

Get it here. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid. Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names…

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Los Angeles bans the box

recently passed a ‘Fair Chance Initiative’ that will ‘ban the box’ from job applications. It will also delay a pre-employment background check until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The new law applies to all contractors doing business with the City, as well as any private business with more than ten employees. It takes…

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Companies look for ways to bridge the gap between employers and veterans

report released last month by iCIMS suggests that veterans are facing significant challenges in finding employment. Million of our military are, quite literally, putting their lives at risk for our country and unable to gain employment upon their return to civilian life. In fact, 86% of post-9/11 veterans decided not to apply for or accept…

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2017 hiring budgets projected to stay flat

Global Recruiting Trends 2017 – suggests that most hiring budgets will stay flat in 2017. Despite the expectation that hiring volume will increase for most companies, and the fact that 83% of executives say talent is the number one priority in their organization, just one-third of respondents expect to get a budget boost for recruiting.…

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