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One Company’s Policy for Preventing “Bad” Hires: Seven “Non-Negotiables”

David K. Williams and Mary Michelle Scott are CEO and President, respectively, of Fishbowl. They recently offered the unique interview approach their company uses to hire job applicants, Seven “Non-Negotiables” to Prevent a Bad Hire. The Non-Negotiables for New Hires Mr. Williams and Ms. Scott explain that their company screens candidates using a list of personal … Continue Reading

What Employers and Employees Should Understand About Conducting Background Checks

Under both federal and Michigan law, employers may generally conduct comprehensive background checks on job applicants as long as the employer has obtained the appropriate waivers and does not discriminate in the equal enforcement of the policy. Going beyond this generality, employers and employees should also consider the following: Employers should view the application process … Continue Reading

We’re Hiring But Please Don’t Apply if You’re Unemployed

A proposed Michigan bill, “The Fair Consideration of the Unemployed Act“ (PDF) would prohibit discrimination against the unemployed when it comes to job postings. This bill was introduced by State Representative Jim Ananich, D-Flint. If signed into law employers could face a $5,000 fine for a first violation and a $10,000 for each subsequent violation.   … Continue Reading
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