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Archive for July 2017

International background checks: what employers should know

increasingly diverse world of employment, international backgrounds are becoming more and more common. The background screening world has yet to catch up with the  globalization of employment, though. International background checks are complex and notoriously difficult to carry out. What’s included? Each country has its own set of laws, documentation required may be different. and…

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USCIS publishes revised Form I-9

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17, 2017. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention…

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June 2017 employment: US adds 222,000 jobs

The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States increased 0.1% to 4.4%, while the economy added 222,000 jobs, in June. The report also indicated that the number of unemployed persons in the U.S. increased slightly to 7.0 million. The labor force…

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How big data can improve your recruitment process

by the year 2020, about 7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet. This can be sliced and diced, split and segmented, and provide massive value in better understanding…well, anything. HR and recruitment included. In a human-driven business such as recruiting, behavior is a big deal.…

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Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont 'ban the box' legislation

‘ban the box’ trend we’ve seen over the last couple of years. Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Vermont introduced laws, now in effect, that remove the box on job applications that applicants are asked to check if they have a criminal history. Indiana On April 27, 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 312 (SB…

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