diversity

Protect Your Workplace with 4 Guidelines to Follow for New Hires

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 99,412 charges of discrimination in 2012, including thousands triggered because of discriminatory hiring practices. With several important laws dictating the rights of employers and job applicants, it’s important to stay on top of changes to ensure your HR department follows the current best practices. Failing to know the relevant labor laws when hiring new employees could expose your company to a lawsuit or formal complaint. EEOC Compliance A 1961 executive order by President John F. Kennedy established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which protects employees from unfair discrimination during hiring,...

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Guest post: Hiring Gen X and Gen Y Employees

If you are a business professional in charge of hiring new employees, you should already know about the generation gap. What could you learn about Generation X and Generation Y that might make hiring and managing your employees easier? While there are differences between the generations, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find the right candidate for the job. Here are some things you should know about Gen X and Gen Y when hiring them: What about the two, newer generations? Generation X. Employees who fit into this category were born between 1965 and 1977. They survived the dot.com bust, graduated from college during the 90’s recession, and entered competitive job...

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