From the archive:What goes in an offer letter?

I read a story in the Human Times, a newsletter from EY, that the shared space company WeWork, has, for the most part, eliminated their use of non-compete agreements. They overreached who they had signing them at the hiring stage. Courts do not like non-competes. So be careful about their use. In fact you need …

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Companies planning on more foreign workers per CareerBuilder survey

Despite the hullaballoo over the immigration policy of the Trump administration employers are not put off their hiring of immigrants according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Fully one third, 33%, of employers will be hiring foreign workers in 2017. Industry and jobs What I find interesting about the survey is the diversity of industries and …

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Withholding information in a new hire can get you a company in trouble

I came across an article by attorney Shep Davidson of Burns & Levinson, LLP that reminded me of a personal situation I was involved in while I was working for a software company. He article makes companies aware of the potential downfall of not being open and honest about potential opportunities. Recruiting someone using incomplete …

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First-Day Essentials for New Hires

You wowed the powers-that-be with your professional portfolio and company-minded attitude. Now it is time to put that preview into practice. Many companies today are seeking employees that are a “best-fit” for the culture, the mission and the corporate vision. Even though there might be a learning curve involved in your new position, the first …

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