Illinois AG Sends Age Discrimination Letters to Job Boards, Protects Rights of 81 Year Olds To Apply For Jobs They Don't Want.

HR Capitalist

In case you missed it, the State of Illinois Attorney General is in the news for some premium PR/saber-rattling, centered around the fact that job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed are trying to exclude older workers from applying for jobs they don't want.

How an Attempt to Save $150 Cost This Employer $354,070

Evil HR Lady

That may not be as cut and dried as you might think, as the City of Evanston, Illinois, found out. To keep reading, click here: How an Attempt to Save $150 Cost This Employer $354,070. The post How an Attempt to Save $150 Cost This Employer $354,070 appeared first on Evil HR Lady. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that you not discriminate against people with disabilities and that you make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee.

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3 Qualities Employers Are Looking For

Career Realism

According to Heather Mumma, a hiring manager for a small business in Illinois, the way to do this is not as complex as one might think. Employers look for assets such as these to contribute to their companies. Job Search candidate career employer interview job quality search

Helping Veterans Land Employment

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. Rather than sitting back and waiting to hear back from employers, veterans should consider gaining new certificates or getting retrained in a certain skill.

The Great Employer/Employee Social Media Passwords Debate

Blogging4jobs

5050, was introduced to the House of Representatives and would make it illegal for employers to request passwords and other private information from employees and job seekers on social networks. Can An Employer Access an Employee’s Private Facebook?

“How long is an offer of severance good for?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If I ask for more and the company rejects my offer, does it negate the original offer? Ernie Chicago, Illinois Answer: Dear Ernie, How long the offer is valid depends on the words of the agreement, which must be read carefully. Employment Info and Insight B.

Bad Credit No Longer a Problem in Job Hunts

Resume Bear

For years employers have been pulling credit reports as part of the background check of potential job applicants. But while Blair understands why employers would look into a candidates financial history, he says it isn’t always fair.

Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail)

Career Realism

However, there are tactics you can employ in order to ensure your voicemail is returned and to increase the likelihood of your e-mail or social media message receiving a response. Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail). Work It Daily.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

More and more states are making it illegal for employers to make hiring decisions based on a job applicant’s credit history. Several states, including Hawaii, Illinois, Washington and Oregon, have banned the practice or severely limited it.

Recruit Your Friends to Help With Your Job Search

Career Alley

If you aren’t very good at creating a cover letter that will grab the attention of your prospective employer, maybe you can ask one of your friends to help. The Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Illinois Broadcasters Association, and College Broadcasters Inc.

Ask Yahoo’s Ex CEO If it’s Ok to Lie on Your Resume

Resume Bear

After all, no one really knows what your degree is in, or what the exact dates were that you worked for your former employer. Plus, it will make you look that much better to prospective employers. No employer or recruiter wants to work with a candidate who is less than honest.

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15 Ways Your Job Search Will Self-Destruct in No Time

Competitive Resumes

Now, imagine an employer lands on your page and sees a post like this: “All I ask is for someone to tell me what I’m doing wrong!” If you’re trying to pass the bar exam in Illinois, you should be studying.

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The New Amazon HQ - Is the Key to Your City Winning The Competition Eliminating Non-Competes?

HR Capitalist

Ban the noncompete agreements in employment contracts. Bruce Rauner has recently put forth such a proposal to ban noncompete clauses, and it is time for Illinois legislators to write it into the law.

How to Market Yourself Through Social Media

Corn on the Job

In January, Forbes reported that researchers at Northern Illinois University in the US could predict employees’ job performance based on brief reviews of a candidate’s Facebook page.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 2: In Illinois, can employees make a copy of their Human Resources file? I work for a big telecommunications company in Illinois. Aurora, Illinois. I suggest you send an email to your Human Resources Representative, and tell her to review the law on the Illinois Dept.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

On my first day of employment, I was presented with a non-compete agreement to sign. The only thing I got in return for signing it was continued employment. Incidentally, “continued employment” is considered sufficient “payment” in exchange for a non-compete in almost all states.

5 Questions to Ask in an Interview

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. If you don’t ask this question, employers are more than likely going to keep objections unvoiced and you lose any chance of counteracting the interviewer’s doubts about you.

Can My Credit History Impact My Job Search?

Resume Bear

While it might seem unfair, more employers are looking at their prospective employees’ credit history. Late payments and non-payment ends up on credit reports which in turn can be viewed by these employers. If the credit check is taken into account as a requirement for employment then these job seekers find themselves stuck in a vicious cycle. No employers hiring due to bed credit causes that credit score to never rise. Are you looking for a new job?

Addressing Work Gaps During the Interview

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. Hiring managers have heard it all – Not challenged, long hours, no room for growth, culture fit…and of course, not getting along with a past employer…yes, it’s okay to mention this too, but use judgment.

Don’t Tell Me I Can Come Back & Then Leave Me Out in the Cold

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: I was working at a company in Illinois when my brother got sick and I moved to Phoenix to help out. Instead, in HR argot, your employment file was stamped “eligible for rehire,&# which means that IF there’s an opening, you won’t be excluded from consideration.

“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I was employed for five years as a Vice President at a company in Illinois. Severance agreements generally require employees to give up all rights and claims against their employers. A basic part of every severance agreement I’ve ever seen – and I have seen thousands – is a requirement that the employee release the employer from any and all rights and claims, and promise not to sue the employer for anything “under the sun.”

Work With America’s Best Executive Recruiters

Executive Career Brand

Also known as “corporate” recruiters, they work inside the employer’s organization and usually collect a paycheck (salary) from the employer who has the jobs open. Their office will typically be on the employer’s premises, and their email will typically be part of the employer’s email.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Have Been Accredited: What This Means For Us

Blogging4jobs

Achieving accreditation further demonstrates to HR professionals and their employers that SHRM-certified professionals meet the high standards expected and needed in HR today. . One of the next major steps in the evolvement of the SHRM Certification process has been completed.

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Is a Career in Family Medicine Still worth the Investment?

Ms. Career Girl

Employment in Rural and Low-Income Areas. States who reported a higher employment of family and general practitioners include California, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Illinois. The post Is a Career in Family Medicine Still worth the Investment? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail)

Career Realism

However, there are tactics you can employ in order to ensure your voicemail is returned and to increase the likelihood of your e-mail or social media message receiving a response. When you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.”

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“Can I sue my former employer for ‘interfering’ with my new job?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

A customer of my old job contacted me asking for a quote on argon, something both my old employer and my new employer sell. Then my former employer sued me and my new employer for a breach of contract for $50,000. Since then, to settle the suit, my new employer and my old employer agreed – without me being involved – that I would not work for my new employer for 24 months. Can I sue my old employer for interference? Mundelin, Illinois.

“Toxic smell in the office: what can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Chicago, Illinois. For you, I have located Edna Lubuguin, who is the Indoor Air Quality Specialist for the Chicago office of the Illinois Department of Labor. Unless the Illinois Department of Labor suggests otherwise, I suggest you call in sick, and email your employer a pleasant and respectful note outlining what you’ve told me, and asking if you can work from home in the meantime. Question: My question relates to a drain located in the small office where I work.

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State

Blogging4jobs

Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

“Can I compete with my former employer without getting sued?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Can I be sued by a previous employer that fired me if I start my own business and contact my old clients with the previous employer? Lonny. Mahomet, Illinois. Provided you have not signed a “non-compete” or “non-solicit” agreement, you can compete with a former employer, and that includes contacting its clients to tell them you offer a better product, at a better price, with better service.

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Spirit AeroSystems keeps growing in Kinston, North Carolina : Assembly plant expected to employ more than 1,000 once expansions are complete. Mariano’s opens in Bridgeport, Illinois, hires 475 : Roundy’s opens third specialty grocery store in Chicago.

This Week’s GOOD News in the Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Amazon delivers river of jobs to Redlands, California : New fulfillment center will employ up to 500. AAR creates 500 jobs in Rockford, Illinois : Company building maintenance, repair hangar. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Your question is quite common, increasingly so as people increasingly work distant from the their employers’ headquarters. Quite often, employers say to themselves, “Let’s make sure that if any employee takes us to Court, or gets into a legal hassle with us, it is our home state’s laws that apply, because this is where our lawyers are and they are most familiar with this state’s laws.” . We offer a Model Letter entitled “To Employment Attorney – Seeking Information for Retention.”

Poor Credit Can Stop Your Career Dead In Its Tracks

Corn on the Job

Your credit score does factor into your employability and a poor credit score can stop your career dead in its tracks. Why Employers Care About Your Credit. Failure to consistently pay your bills on time indicates to an employer that you’re irresponsible or disorganized.

“Is sign-on bonus repayment to an employer ‘before taxes’ or ‘after taxes’?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My employment contract mentions “You will receive a sign-on bonus of $3,000, subject to all deductions and withholdings required by law. Should you voluntarily leave less then 12 months after you begin employment, you will have to repay a prorated portion of your sign-on bonus.”. Springfield, Illinois. Your employment contract, like all contracts, must first be examined for what, if anything, it says about the “before taxes” or “after taxes” issue.

Social Media: The Virtues and Dangers

The Undercover Recruiter

Last year, Jobvite, a recruiting platform for the social web, conducted a Social Job Seeker Survey asking 2,100 people about their current employment status and the role of social networks in their job search. What kind of message are you sending to prospective employers?

This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Aisin Sieki opens headquarters in Northville, Michigan : Auto supplier will employ more than 350 at new facility. Indiana’s Fishers hooks Jarden Home Brands HQ : The facility will employ almost 300 people. Mariano’s opens in Shorewood, Illinois : 450 jobs created at new grocery store. Uline builds in Kenosha, Wisconsin : Office building and distribution center will employ 475. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ.

A Look at the History of Human Resources & HR Certification Programs

Blogging4jobs

During that time, the test had been based on the HR Body of Knowledge which covered 6 areas of knowledge of the profession: 1) Business Management and Strategy, 2) Workforce Planning and Employment, 3) Human Resource Development, 4) Compensation and Benefits, 5) Employee and Labor Relations and 6) Risk Management. I am an Instructor for Northern Illinois University’s HR Outreach program teaching the SHRM Certification Preparation Program since January 2015.

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This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Bayer CropScience plants new HQ in West Sacramento, California : Global headquarters will employ up to 300. Meijer hiring 1,500 workers in Illinois: Stores staffing for holiday seasons. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

Beware of Interview Liars: A Warning

Ms. Career Girl

I’m almost positive that people who’ve worked somewhere less than a month don’t qualify for unemployment benefits in Illinois. I feel the need to warn you about employer ploys like this before you accept what you think is your dream job.

“How to File a Federal Lawsuit without an Attorney”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer because I was being bullied by my boss, along with being treated differently from other co-workers in my department on several levels. . However, no attorney around these parts will take the case because I was not fired and I think they do not want to go up against my employer because they are well known around these parts. . Rantoul, Illinois.