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2012 Game Changer: Tia Benjamin

November 29, 2012
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Director, North America & global software talent acquisition, Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
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Criminal Background Checks Remain on the EEOC's Radar

September 12, 2012
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If you are considering using arrest or conviction records to aid in your hiring decisions, do not do so without a reason connecting the offense to the job, and without the input of employment counsel versed on these issues.
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Unemployment (or Prior Lawsuits) as a Protected Class? Not so Fast Says the 6th Circuit

September 6, 2012
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While this case was decided under Michigan law, it has implications beyond that state. As the opinion points out, there exist no cases from any jurisdiction recognizing a failure to hire claim under state common law or public policy.
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SHRM Survey: Fewer Employers Conducting Credit, Criminal Checks of Job Applicants

July 25, 2012
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The survey also found that an applicant's negative credit information is not a barrier to hiring, with 80 percent of the respondents saying they hired an individual with a poor credit report.
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EEOC Sets New Guidance on Criminal Background Checks Under Title VII

April 26, 2012
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This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.
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Survey: 37% Use Social Media to Check Candidates

April 18, 2012
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Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate.
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Military Veterans Finding a Niche Among Auto Dealers

April 5, 2012
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Not only can dealers get one-time tax credits ranging from $2,400 to $9,600 for hiring veterans, but recruiters and dealers say many veterans have attributes that make them strong job candidates.
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Automated Reference Checking: Better Intel in a Fraction of the Time

March 15, 2012
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Armed with this software, not only can companies obtain better feedback from references, but also they can obtain more of it per candidate.
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A Look in at LinkedIn's Recommendations Features

March 15, 2012
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Unlike reference checking tools such as Pre-Hire 360, there's nothing anonymous about the LinkedIn recommendation process.
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