Two recent Global small-business surveys, the Mid-Year Small Business Report Card and Year-End SMB Survey, both seem to have a clear theme for 2014 -- small business owners are going to be hiring. According to the research from the surveys, more than 77 percent of small businesses plan to staff up in 2014 by bringing on employees, paid interns or unpaid interns. It may have something to do with the fact that many entrepreneurs have made a New Year's Resolution to find better work-life balance.
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frizzell, granting summary judgment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals on October 1, 2013. The Tenth Circuit disagreed with the District Court's determination that Abercrombie & Fitch violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by failing to provide a reasonable religious accommodation to a Muslim woman.
Once you have finished interviews and decided on the right person for the job, there are still a few more steps that must be completed before you formally offer the candidate the job. Every resume either lists references or indicates that they are available upon request. How often do employers actually check references and perform background checks? Not often enough. When you take into consideration that up to 40% of the information provided on resumes is misrepresented, it stands to reason that digging further into potential employees is not only extremely important, but vital to protecting the company.