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City of Los Angeles Bans the Box for Private Employers

December 14, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Effective January 22, 2017, the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance will ban private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history or...
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Federal Bill Introduced to Ban Salary History Question

September 20, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Employers would no longer be allowed to ask job applicants about their salary histories under a bill introduced in Congress Sept. 14. The bill by...
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Are Employees Ready to Wage a “Wage War”? A recent survey says yes!

July 12, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
 In past years, employers have had the upper hand over anxious job seekers.  However, the findings in Spherion’s new 2016 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) shows...
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Having trouble recruiting valuable employees? Here are 5 big recruiting trends for 2016 that might help.

May 3, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
      Hiring and retaining valued employees continues to be very challenging for most hiring managers. However, experts say that hiring forecasts for 2016 remain strong....
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How strong is your Employer Brand? See how Ericsson reinvented its Global Employer Brand to attract top talent

March 29, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Competing for top talent is tough in the current economic environment. According to the U.S. Labor Department, 3.1 MILLION employees quit their jobs in December...
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City of Austin Bans the Box for Public and Private Employers

March 26, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
On March 24th, Austin became the first city in the South and joined fair chance hiring cities including Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco requiring both...
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Is Your Company’s Social Media Policy Outdated? Chipotle’s Failed Social Media Policy

March 22, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
A Chipotle employee was caught posting several complaints on social media about the company’s wages and snow day policy.  When the company’s national social media...
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Executives’ Alliance Foundation Leaders “Ban the Box”

March 3, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
According to a recent press release, leaders from 42 foundations announced they have "banned the box" by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that...
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Judicial Redress Act Signed Into Law

March 1, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
  On February 24th, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act into law. The law allows European citizens to sue in U.S. courts if they...
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What you need to know about the new EU-U.S. Agreement for Transatlantic Data Flows: Privacy Shield

February 26, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and United States Department of Commerce agreed on a new framework for the transfer of personal data...
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CASE STUDY: Web-based System Developed for Major Cable Provider with 30,000+ Annual Applicants

February 22, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
 Situation When the country's largest provider of cable services ("the Cable Company") needed help managing the tracking and screening for the 30,000+ applicants they reviewed...
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U.S. Labor Department Says 3.1 MILLION Employees Quit Their Jobs in December 2015!

February 12, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
  That’s the highest number since December 2006!  Employees are feeling confident that the job market is expanding and they can easily find another position. ...
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February 4, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
On February 2nd, European Union (EU) Commission officials Andrus Ansip and Vera Jourova announced that the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have...
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FCRA compliance is EVERYTHING in 2016

January 27, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
   As a hiring manager, you should know that legal compliance is one of the most critical parts of background screening your new hires.  A review...
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A Positive Employee Experience Starts with an Efficient Onboarding Process

January 20, 2016 | Bryan Barajas
Good news! You’ve found the right candidate who accepted your offer letter!  Now it’s time to onboard that person in a positive way which may ...
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