6 great reasons to try temporary work if you’re unemployed

I have been shocked by the number of times I contact an unemployed individual to offer them suitable work as a Frank’s temporary, only to have them decline the work. The reasons people give as an explanation for the refusal often signal that they may not have considered or understood some of the positive ways… Read more »

Innovative recruiting techniques

Standard job descriptions are less and less effective in reaching best talent for your staffing needs. Especially in a highly competitive job market, employers are turning to some innovative recruiting and screening techniques to focus their efforts on top-qualified individuals and reduce their stream of less-qualified applicants. Todd Raphael’s recent article for the Electronic Recruiting… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate treatment

A recent survey by SHL Previsor, “Global Assessment Trends for 2011,” indicated that 43% of responding HR professionals currently use informal social media searches as a hiring tool, while 28% use formal social media searches as a hiring tool. Two previous posts explored the legal implications of Terms of Service agreements as well as disparate… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate impact

In my first discussion of the legal implications of using social media in hiring, I addressed the relevance of the site’s Terms of Service. Whether we are utilizing the site to enhance our brand as an employer, advertise our open positions, hunt for passive candidates, or screen active ones, knowing the site’s Terms of Service… Read more »

Social media in hiring: terms of service

LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, MySpace …. Social media and networking sites offer valuable tools for branding our businesses, advertising our career openings, and identifying prospective employees. The flip side of these powerful resources is the accompanying legal risks when utilizing them for the hiring process. In this three-part series, I’ll explore some of the legal implications… Read more »

Reflections on fairness in staffing

I’ll call him “Jay.” He’s a bright, lively, dear little boy nearing the end of his fourth year. He’s a member of my extended family. And what a joy he is. Jay and I have several special activities that we share together. We especially have fun playing cards. He is alert enough to grasp the… Read more »

In Memory of Ruby Frank

Ruby Frank, the beloved founder of Frank’s Employment, died over the weekend. She lived 88 years. And I really mean that: she LIVED! Volunteering on boards of nonprofit organizations. Participating actively in the political community, both local and national. Traveling internationally. Winning at bridge. Entertaining guests. And, oh yes, starting a woman-owned business at a… Read more »

Perseverance: life skills from the basketball court

I grew up in Indiana, so “Hoosier Hysteria” for basketball is more prevalent in my bloodstream than are red blood cells. As a graduate of Indiana University, it comes as no surprise to family and friends that I’m a huge fan of their men’s basketball team. I knew this would be a rough year for… Read more »