I-9 Audits: 6 Things You Need To Know

Just like the Department of Labor, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has stepped up its enforcement efforts. According to attorney Sarah Hawk, of Fisher & Phillips, LLP,  the last two years have seen big increases in the number of I-9 audits that ICE is conducted. The fines have been increased, the forms have been changed, and the …

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The HR Carnival

As I was reading through the posts that are in this issue of the HR Carnival they seemed to fall into two different catagories. I don’t know if it is the time of year that swayed my thinking (you know those resolutions that we name in January) or if they just fit. These posts seemed …

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Does Your Job Description Meet the "Resume" Test?

If you are like most HR pros, recruiters or even business owners, you read resumes on a daily basis. If you are on the Internet at all or read a newspaper you see advice all the time for job hunters on how to write a resume and to make it so it attracts an employer’s …

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Keys To Being Successful in HR

I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal (online) entitled Landing the Boss’s Job. This article by Dennis Nishi offers some good advice on how to set yourself up for promotion. As I was reading this I had the thought that his advice for promotion was also a very good list on how …

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GINA Final Regulations are Effective 1/10/2011: Are You Ready?

I received in my email a notification that Monday, January 10th is the date that the FINAL regulations on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act are effective. Many of you may have received the same thing. If not I am going to summarize the provisions you need to be aware of in order to be prepared. …

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The Mobile Workforce: Are There Enough Coffee Shops to Handle Us All?

One result (among many) of the past couple of years has been the number of people who are “mobile” workers. Some of these mobile workers are actually looking for work, or as I like to call them “self-employed with deferred compensation”. Some of the mobile workers are like me. I have opted to work out of …

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Looking From the Outside In

Listening to the news and reading Twitter posts a number of people were making comments on a perceived uptick in hiring. Reports of seeing “Help Wanted” signs and news reports of companies opening new facilities are certainly positive signs. It made me wonder however, if companies are really ready to begin hiring again. Not that …

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