HRTech Tips to Use at Your Recruitment Events
Each year, the iCIMS crew heads out to the HR Technology Conference to network and meet with thousands of HR professionals from all over the world. Attending a trade show of this size provides several benefits for an organization, from branding exposure to top sales opportunities. On my way back from the conference this year, I noticed the same benefits are true for attending recruitment events. Here are some easy-to-use tips that your team can put into action to help stand out in the crowd.
At the HR Technology Conference, everywhere you look people are posting pictures to Instagram, tweeting out facts from interesting sessions, and keeping the event alive on social media. The same holds true at recruitment events. Always be sure to ask the career fair coordinator if there is a specific hashtag that you should be using at the event–if not, make one up! Or you can use the school's name to promote the event. This way, people following the school will see your company participating in the conversation on social media, furthering your reach. Read on.
To Close the Pay Gap, Fix 'The System'
Sparks flew earlier this month when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that women who don't ask for raises will be rewarded in the long run when their good work is recognized. His "good karma" comments were ill received in real-time by the audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix, and moments later across social media and throughout the press.
Nadella quickly backtracked and tweeted an apology: "Was inarticulate [re] how women should ask for a raise. Our industry must close gender pay gap so raise is not needed because of bias." He also apologized in a company-wide email and in multiple interviews, saying he completely misinterpreted the question. Read on.
Will Unlimited Vacation be the Death of Vacation?
As many of you have probably heard by now, Richard Branson has created a "non-policy" vacation policy. He said he modeled it after the Netflix policy. According to writer and entrepreneur Daniel Green, "Branson described the 'non-policy' as giving employees the flexibility to take as much vacation time as needed when they feel 100% comfortable that they are up to date on every project and that their absence will not in any way damage the business or indeed their own career.'"
Green then raised the question, "Is this a good or bad thing?' I raise the question of whether this could be the death of vacation time in the United States. Read on.
Will OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rules Discourage Post-Accident Drug Testing?
As previously reported in EmployNews, in August the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that would eventually result in significant changes to the agency's accident and illness reporting requirements. OSHA justified the changes by noting its perception that employers were substantially underreporting their actual injury rates. Read more.
When Did You Last Update Your Background Check Materials?
Dollar General just agreed to pay $4 million to settle a class action background check case based on its alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Marcum v. Dolgencorp, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:12cv108 (E.D.Va.). That's right–$4 million for a FCRA case.
As you know, FCRA requires employers in the United States who use pre-employment background checks on candidates to:
1. notify the candidate that you are going to do the background check and get his or her written permission before you do the background check, and Read more.
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HRTech Tips to Use at
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