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Articles by Fay Hansen

Companys Customized Test Goes Beyond Job Skills

March 23, 2010
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Even at small firms, customized testing can fine-tune the hire-for-attitude approach made famous by several multibillion-dollar companies.
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Continuous Screening May Create Issues for Employers

February 25, 2010
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If candidate demonstrates a track record of performance before joining the organization, and demonstrates continued performance, continued screening is unnecessary.
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Making a Case for Hiring Bars

February 25, 2010
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Experts agree that the EEOC and the federal courts will soon require the evidence-based screening and hiring policies. Hiring bars for people with criminal records must be grounded in substantive research on the actual risk of recidivism.
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Special Report on Background CheckingBurden of Proof

February 25, 2010
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Employers will soon be asked to provide empirical evidence for screening and hiring practices based on assumptions about workplace criminality—but they’ll be hard-pressed to find it.
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Tiny Tweaks Improve Testing Results

February 22, 2010
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Customizing prehire assessment tests to achieve specific business needs can be a long, complex process, but even small adjustments can improve results.
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One Firm Finds Passive Candidates Offer a Safe Selection Process

January 13, 2010
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The recession has escalated growing doubts about the efficacy of a résumé-based process for recruiting both active and passive candidates.
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Special Report Compensation & Salary ForecastMoney Talks

January 12, 2010
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Ongoing salary cuts and freezes send a sour message that threatens performance and productivity. Compensation experts recommend restoring base pay and merit increases to pre-recession levels as quickly as business results allow.
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Study Finds Widespread Wage Theft

January 12, 2010
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A new landmark pay records investigation documents rampant wage-and-hour law violations that translate into wage theft of 15 percent of earnings, or a labor cost advantage of 15 percent for employers that violate the law—more than enough to undercut competitor companies.
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R&D Sent to China

December 30, 2009
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Offshore outsourcing growth slowed briefly during the recession but came roaring back in the second quarter of 2009, with every indicator pointing to heady growth rates ahead.
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Global Workforce Report on Emerging Markets The Backshoring Myth

December 30, 2009
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Despite media hype about the recession driving jobs back to the U.S., the business case for outsourcing to the emerging markets remains overwhelming.
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