Economy Puts Hiring Practices Centre Stage

Catherine Dunn explores the spotlight that has been cast on hiring practices during tough economic times.

Posted by Joe Gerard in Article on August 10th, 2011
As unemployment remains a major concern in theUS, hiring practices have been brought into the spotlight, as there are more people competing for fewer jobs. In a Corporate Counsel article by Catherine Dunn, Dunn explores the impact the economy has on hiring practices:

As these stubborn figures evidence ongoing uncertainty for job seekers, debate over pre-employment screening is ramping up—indicating that hiring practices in this slack job market are not to be taken lightly. Recent public meetings by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have examined methods employers are using to screen applicants for age, credit score, criminal background, and current employment status. Meanwhile, a number of states have already passed laws to prohibit screening that could further hinder applicants in this buyers’ market. 

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