Weekend Roundup: Snubbed Interns, Drones for HR, and a Rise in Benefits Costs

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It’s been a busy week in the world of HR. Reports of intern pay, benefits, drones, hiring policies, and more have been in the news. Here’s what you need to know this week:

More Interns Get Paid, But Their Pay is Going Down

More students than ever are seeking out internships, and more of these interns are being paid. That’s the good news for those entering the workforce. The bad? Average pay for college interns in the U.S. is currently $18.06, ...

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Weekend Roundup: Courts Weigh in on Right-to-Work and LinkedIn

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It’s been a busy week for the courts, many of which have weighed in on issues that could affect HR managers and businesses. In Wisconsin, right-to-work laws were challenged, and another case has an analytics firm and LinkedIn facing off. On the national stage, the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance, leaving small businesses wondering about the future of health insurance for employees.

 

Keep reading for a recap of what you need to know in HR this week.

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Weekend Roundup: Salary Budgets Up, New H-2B Visas, and Chipotle Gets Burned

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July has been a busy month in the human resources industry. The was heat turned up at Chipotle in an overtime lawsuit that is proceed as a collective action, contributing to increasing buzz about overtime laws. The DHS granted an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, and salaries budgets are expected to increase by three percent in 2018.

 

Keep reading for a recap of what you need to know in HR this week.

 

Overtime Lawsuit Against Chipotle Heats Up

A lawsuit against ...

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Are You Screening Job Candidates the Right Way?

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Eighty-five percent of companies perform an employment screen of some kind. That doesn’t stop major corporations from being in the spotlight for litigation over background checks, however. Many of these companies simply aren’t screening well—and in the end, they hurt themselves and their employees. At KRESS, we ensure that our screening packages are 100 percent compliant with local, state, and federal laws.

If a large corporation can make such a mistake, a business of any size can. The difference between comes ...

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Weekend Roundup: Gen Z is Up and Retirement Plans Are Down

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This week, we’re taking a look at the recent graduates of Generation Z, retirement savings woes, and the latest state to ban the box: Vermont. Each of these stories reveals a growing trend for many Americans.

Vermont is the Latest State to “Ban the Box”

Vermont’s ban-the-box law became effective on July 1. The regulation was signed into law over a year ago in May of 2016. The law, like many other ban-the-box laws in the U.S., prohibits employers from requesting “criminal ...

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Weekend Roundup: The Best Sources For New Hires? Employee Referrals

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Employee referrals continue to be the top source of new hires for employers, according to a new study by the software company SilkRoad. Employee referrals delivered more than 30 percent of all hires overall in 2016 and 45 percent of internal hires.

The study found that employee referrals have the best conversion rates from interview to hire, as well as a much longer tenure in their position. This makes employee referrals a very cost-efficient option for recruiters that can be leveraged ...

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Common Employee Mistakes on the New Form I-9

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If you don’t yet have the new Form I-9, you’re well behind schedule. The Form I-9 has always been a complicated document, and it’s recently been updated. Employers and HR managers need to be vigilant in detecting mistakes when employees complete the form in order to ensure they remain compliant with the law. Here are a few of the most common mistakes you’re likely to see on a Form I-9:

 

Misplacing List A, B and C Document Information

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The Unexpected Costs of a Bad Hire

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So, you’ve hired a new employee. It doesn’t take long to find out they’re not quite right for the job, and they either quit or are let go. This is a common occurrence for many hiring managers, and it could be costing employers millions of dollars each year.

So how much really is the cost of a bad hire? That can be difficult to determine, but it’s always extensive. Brandon Hall Group, a human capital research and analyst firm, recently identified ...

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