Posts Tagged ‘hiring’

Attack on an employer’s promotion decision

Are you prepared to defend a promotion or hiring decision when someone accuses you of discrimination? That’s when an employer must be in a position to show their selection was absolutely non-discriminatory and based upon selecting the best candidate. Missed promotion For more than 18 years, Chris Edwards worked for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics…

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A tiger by the tail

Back in school, I recall reading the short story The Lady or the Tiger? It’s about a woman made to choose between two fates for her would-be husband, neither of which was particularly pleasant. What she would choose is left for the reader to decide. Employers face a similar decision when considering criminal background checks.

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EEOC amps up attack on background checks

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although disclaiming any authority to prohibit employers from obtaining or using criminal history information concerning applicants or employees, the EEOC…

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THINK FAST! Taking interviewing to new extremes

Every human resources professional is (or should be) familiar with the questions that should not be asked in an interview. And most human resources managers feel restricted by this and unable to ask questions that will yield real information about applicants. Now, some well-known companies are throwing out the stock questions and going for broke…

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WEBINAR Now Hiring

As the national and local economies begin to gain new momentum, an increasing number of Oklahoma companies are starting to hire once again after months of waiting for the economy to recover. According to Manpower Inc.’s recent Employment Outlook Survey, 22 percent of employers in the Tulsa metro area and 13 percent of Oklahoma City…

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