Archive for the Recruiting/Staffing Category

Questions about Forms I-9 from today’s webinar

During today’s webinar presentation of Identity and Eligibility Confirmation, a couple questions were asked to which I was pretty sure I knew the answer but wanted to do a little research to document my answer. Question 1: If Section 3 of Form I-9 has already been completed […]

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Slidecast: Working with Generation Y

Our latest slidecast for the Austin Human Resource Management Association deals with the impact the Millenials (Generation Y, the Net Generation) are having on the workforce and ways that employers are attracting their talent. Doug Douglas of Stark Talent will be speaking on this topic during AHRMA’s […]

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The New EEOC Guidance: The Sky Isn’t Falling

On April 25th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new “enforcement guidance on the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” This is the first guidance on this topic issued by the EEOC in more […]

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Why Do We Still Accept Resumes?

Diana Meisenhelter, a principal at talent acquisition consulting firm Riviera Advisors and president of the DFW Staffing Management Association, and I were sitting in a session at HR Southwest last month when a presenter made an off-handed endorsement of functional resumes. The next week, I received a functional resume […]

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Free Webinar: Background Checks Under Fire

Imperative recently received HRCI Approved Provider status, which means that the presentations I’ve been making to SHRM-related chapters for the last several years can also be provided in other venues for HRCI credit. One of these new venues is the webinar format. On November 8th, Imperative will be […]

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The HR Pro’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Politics

On March 16th, Jeremy Eskenazi of Riviera Advisors will be presenting this topic to a joint meeting of the DFW Staffing Management Association and Dallas HR. Jeremy’s presentation has been approved by HRCI for one strategic recertification credit! This event is so big that we’ve resurrected the Imperative Podcast […]

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No Background Check for Accused Sex Offender Working at Lufkin Apartment Complex

Had the owners of the Acadia Arms Apartments in Lufkin, Texas completed a background check on Jose Diaz before hiring him as a handyman, they would have learned that he has convictions for driving while intoxicated, driving while his license was suspended, and a felony conviction for […]

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Church and Nursing Home Fall Prey to “He’s a Nice Guy” Syndrome

My friend Greg Love is an attorney who, through his firm Ministry Safe, trains churches and community service organizations on how to keep sex offenders from harming their organizations. In his presentations he often laments that the Church is the last place where someone can show up and get […]

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In Defense of Social Media and HR

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting The Business Case for Social Media in HR to the Hill Country Human Resources Management Association. What business does the president of the best background screening company in the universe have talking to HR folks about social media, you ask? […]

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A Reminder That Dumb Questions Don’t Make You Look Clever

Glassdoor.com recently published their “Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions of 2010.” Glassdoor is kind of like Imperative’s evil-brother-from-another-mother. They help job seekers get the “real dirt” on companies with whom they are applying. Of course, unlike Imperative, the information isn’t really verified for accuracy – sort of […]

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