3 Tips on new employment law – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony Caruso, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, presented “Key Employment Law Developments” as the featured speaker for our February meeting of the Kane DuPage HR Association. Tony’s annual presentation on this topic is always informative and insightful. So it’s a challenge to select 3 “top tips!” The Illinois Workplace Violence Prevention Act, in force as… Read more »

Best practices for background checks

Employers recognize the “due diligence” benefits in conducting background checks on both current and prospective employees. Legal limitations on how such checks can be performed and how the discovered information can be utilized must also be understood. I recently attended a webinar on this topic presented by Michelle A. Morgan, an attorney and partner with… Read more »

AFK!

Lots of active searches on our desks for mid-February, plus community activities this week and next! Congratulations to Dawn, who celebrates her 6-year hiring anniversary today. We are grateful to have her positive approach, friendliness with clients and candidates, and exceptional attention to detail. Rebecca attended the Valley Industrial Association‘s HR breakfast on Wednesday. The… Read more »

3 Tips on social networking and business – KDHRA luncheon

Helen Mikulski and Julie Belloli (of The Management Association of Illinois) brought a lively and informative presentation on “Social Networking and Presence” to our October luncheon yesterday for the Kane DuPage HR Association. Top 3 tips: 90-9-1 Rule. 90% of people on social networking sites are passively present, viewing your business content but not actively… Read more »

Business references: three strikes and you’re out

I recently interviewed a bright, engaging individual with a great work history who seemed to be a perfect match for a leadership role with one of my client companies.  My client interviewed him and thought the same. Then we checked his references.  There were no negative references.  Even so, this seemingly qualified candidate self-sabotaged through… Read more »

No longer a “buyers’ market” for employers

In the past week, we’ve had three companies miss out on hiring specific applicants for direct-hire positions because other companies grabbed them first. Two of the employers simply didn’t move quickly enough and the third didn’t pay enough. Since 2009, those employers who were hiring had their pick of a large pool of unemployed workers.Now,… Read more »