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Successful Telephone Reference Checks

As business activity begins to pickup, some firms are looking to hire employees. Here are some tips that can be used for telephone reference checks. After confirming the identity, dates of employment, and relevant experience of the individual, these are the most important questions to ask: What was the employee’s last salary? Did he or she always receive merit increases? Did his or her salary incl... »

Recruitment Strategy Tips

Recruitment Strategy Tips

Despite high unemployment, finding skilled workers, especially in the graphic communications industry, can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help your firm fill those hard-to-find positions. Employee Referrals. For years printers have said that employee referrals are their best source of employees. However, your referral bonus has to have some meaning to your employees. Many firms have a two-st... »

EEOC Addresses Harassment from Non-employees

EEOC Addresses Harassment from Non-employees

When it comes to harassment of employees by non-employees, an informal discussion letter released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) serves as a reminder to employers that liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 often turns on the reasonableness of corrective actions taken by the employer. The letter concludes that an employer is unlikely to avoid Title VII lia... »