​HR professionals know that the interviewing process can be time-consuming and costly, and there’s always the risk that a candidate will accept an offer elsewhere. But 2020 brings a new concern and potential risk—that fear of COVID-19 will cause candidates to back out of the process even after an offer has been made.There has been plenty of news coverage surrounding what employers can and shouldn’t do about screening job applicants for physical symptoms related to COVID-19. But what about sc

New legislation took effect in Virginia on July 1 that prohibits employers from requiring job applicants to disclose information related to past criminal charges for simple marijuana possession. Simple possession refers to having a minimal amount of the substance for personal use without an intent to distribute it.

​Internships have always been more than just summer jobs at Abbott, a global health technology  company based in Chicago. Their 12-week programs typically include career development sessions, "deep business learning," network building and challenging, real-life assignments, said Vildan Kehr, Abbott’s divisional vice president of global talent acquisition."Programs offered to high school and college students can change the trajectories of their professional lives," she sa

The U.S. economy showed positive job gains for the second straight month in June, adding 4.8 million jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to an approximate 12 percent (after being adjusted for a misclassification error) from an adjusted 16.4 percent in May, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A significant rebound was reported in industries such as leisure and hospitality and retail, sectors that once experienced the greatest jo

An offshoot of the executive search industry, recruitment research is a multistep methodology that targets desired candidates and connects them with employers using a flexible pricing model. The process is equal parts detective and skilled salesperson.

While the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that a disclosure of rights be provided in a separate document, it may include lines for signature and date, and be part of an application packet, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

​President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 26 that directs the federal government to take the emphasis off whether a job candidate has a college degree and instead assess an applicant’s job skills. Some large employers in the private sector have already adopted this point of view.Under the presidential order, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is to revise qualifications for jobs with the U.S. government within the next six months. A federal agency may prescribe a minimum educat