Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

Millennial Hiring Part 8: Job Advertisements

  Before you have a Millennial accepting a job offer, you first have to attract them to your organization. Whether through social media or job boards, you will most likely be using some sort of job advertisement. Should you be wording ads targeting Gen Y the same as those aimed at candidates from previous generations?…

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To Search or Not to Search: Protecting Your Recruiting Process from Social Media-Related Discrimination

Facebook and other forms of social media have become increasingly popular sources for those in charge of hiring to find free information about their applicants. You may assume that certain social sites would not have a wide reach or perhaps that only today’s youth are taking advantage of social media, making a case that it isn’t worth your time to search for candidate facts through these online venues. If that’s your opinion, think again. At a recent seminar through Belin McCormick Law Firm, this subject was presented, along with some staggering statistics about social media. The site Facebook, in particular, has 500 million active users, 100 million of them added between January and June of 2010. 41% of the 500 million users are in the United States and 28% are over the age of 34, listed as the website’s fastest growing demographic.

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To See or Not To See? Photo-Inclusive Resumes Are the Question

This woman’s eyes were so scary, they made me shudder. Her toothy rectangle of a smile was frozen under a clearly cosmetically enhanced nose which formed the T-square support for a pair of repulsively bulbous orbs. I think she must have been a Crappie fish in a former life. When I was flipping through a…

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