Viewpoint: Conduct Careful Background Checks for Racism

Viewpoint: Conduct Careful Background Checks for Racism

Following racially fraught incidents, checking for evidence of racism has become a key litmus test for corporate recruiting and hiring. Companies can no longer afford the fallout of installing candidates with problematic pasts in top positions.     Source:...
When Top Candidates Have Another Offer

When Top Candidates Have Another Offer

While some recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers recommend expediting the hiring process while asking the candidate to hold off on accepting the other offer, others take a less reactive approach. All acknowledge that the situation is quite common—and...
Remote I-9 Form Verification Extended 60 Days

Remote I-9 Form Verification Extended 60 Days

Employers with entirely remote workforces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have until Nov. 19 to take advantage of relaxed document inspection requirements for the Form I-9 when onboarding new hires.     Source:...
New Unemployment Claims Hold Steady, Remain High

New Unemployment Claims Hold Steady, Remain High

​States reported that 860,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 12. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 12.6 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May....
Proposed Biometrics Rule Could Lead to Visa Delays

Proposed Biometrics Rule Could Lead to Visa Delays

​The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed regulation Sept. 11 that would expand the collection of biometric data from foreign workers and their U.S. employer sponsors.The proposed rule would significantly increase the collection of personal...