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IMHRO: HR Should NOT Use Social Media to Influence Personnel Decisions

Namely’s series, In My HR Opinion, brings you honest takes on the hottest HR topics and trends, straight from industry leaders.

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Should HR Use Social Media in Hiring and Firing Decisions?

The digital world has led to widespread uncertainty about what information is considered private or public. From Facebook’s use of personal information, to the woman who was fired for flipping off the presidential motorcade, what was once considered off-limits information is now having its moment in the public eye.

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NJ Set to Enact Sweeping Equal Pay Law

The gender pay gap might have just met its match. With a new governor at the reins, Garden State lawmakers have taken unprecedented steps to bolster their state’s equal pay laws.
 

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The U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at 4.1 percent—the lowest it’s been in decades. While that’s good news for most workers, HR teams are less enthused. Because it’s never been harder for organizations to bring in talent, recruiters have turned to lures like sign-on bonuses and outlandish office perks. While those help, it might be time to go back to basics: the job description.
 

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Equal Pay Update: Where Are Salary History Questions Illegal?

Lawmakers nationwide are looking to make salary history questions, well, history.
 

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Here’s What Gen Z Means for the Future of Work

Generation Z—although they may not want you to call them that—is about to replace millennials as the next culture shock to the workplace. Comprised of the 60 million individuals born between 1998 and 2016, Generation Z has been molded by the 2007 economic recession and the expansion of technology into every facet of modern life.

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Why Every HR Pro Should Understand Quality of Hire

Quality of hire has long been considered the “holy grail” metric for recruiters. Though the methods used to build the metric typically vary by organization (and rightfully so, given how unique organizations are), the objective remains the same: understand how well the hiring process is working. Historically, quality of hire has largely been the responsibility of talent acquisition teams—but it’s time for all members of the HR team to reap the benefits of this rich metric.

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HR’s Guide to Hiring Laws in California

California has long had a reputation of employee-centric legislation, and the state doesn’t mess around when it comes to talent acquisition. With some of the most comprehensive laws around employee screening and eligibility, it can be quite a hurdle to find, interview, and hire local talent. Whether you are headquartered in the Golden State or are considering opening an office there, it’s crucial for HR to be aware of the do’s and don’ts of California hiring practices.

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7 Reasons to Prioritize Employer Branding This Year

We’ve all heard the “employer branding” buzzword. But what does it actually mean?

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8 Things Job Seekers Want in 2018

The world of work is constantly evolving. For employees, experts predict that finding a job will be simpler than it was a decade ago. Since employees have so many job opportunities in front of them, it’s even more crucial to understand exactly what job seekers are looking for this year.