Hiring

STAYING COMPETITIVE: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, employers begin looking to 2020 and beyond to plan out future initiatives – whether it be increasing sales goals, finding ways to improve customer service, or growing your workforce. The most common question we get in this regard is: how do I stay competitive in this labor market? The […]

SOFT SKILLS MATTER

There’s been a lot of buzz in the HR world recently about soft skills. Employers are recognizing that certain attributes mean more than others when it comes to making decisions about who to hire. At the same time, employees are also recognizing that who they work for matters.  Employees will leave a job when they […]

EEOC BRINGS SUIT AGAINST EMPLOYER WHO RESCINDED JOB OFFER TO APPLICANT ON ANXIETY MEDICATION

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a Wisconsin inpatient residential health facility violated federal law by rescinding a job offer because the applicant tested positive for a prescribed medication during a pre-employment drug screen. Rogers Behavioral Health (RBH) offered a job applicant the position of intake specialist. During a pre-employment physical, which included […]

HIGH BUT NOT HIRED: COMPANIES PREPARING FOR LEGAL MARIJUANA

Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Association of Employers, was recently interviewed on how legalization of recreational marijuana has affected employers in Nevada. The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is forcing businesses across the state to consider whether to still hire job candidates who fail a drug test. Legislation to legalize recreational […]

Are Apprenticeship Programs Worth It?

The Nevada Association of Employers helps Nevada businesses navigate HR services and employment-related questions. Our HR professionals can help you optimize your business’s recruitment, selection and retention of employees. There are many types of workers you might want to hire for your business including contractors, consultants, employees, interns and apprentices. In this article we talk […]

DID YOU KNOW?

By: Ashley Staab “We are hiring an intern and they have documents I haven’t seen before. What do I do?” This is an example of the type of questions we start getting this time of year. Businesses are getting their interns lined up for the summer. As we are looking forward to warmer weather and […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Is your company leaving candidates with the best image of your organization? Many companies are concerned with their public image, especially in 2018, when we are all so exposed through social media outlets. We worry about a bad Yelp or Google review. Some companies have a strong focus on brand management or […]

SHOULD YOU BRING DRUG TESTING IN-HOUSE?

It’s a very tempting proposition — bringing drug testing in-house. It is convenient, fairly inexpensive, and results are almost immediate. Why go through the hassle of sending your employees to a lab and waiting 24-72 hours for test results, right? On average, the cost of a simple laboratory drug test is between $10 – $30 […]

ARE H 2B VISAS AFFECTING NEVADA’S LABOR MARKET?

The divisive political climate currently facing the United States has citizens debating labor and immigration issues. Some Nevada industries such as landscaping, restaurants, and hotels use visa programs to employ foreign workers for seasonal jobs. Low-skilled seasonal workers from other countries rely on H 2B (H-2B) visas to temporarily work in the United States to […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Hire slowly, fire quickly. This is a saying that has been around for a while, and I always casually toss it at employers like a mantra. In fact, I did this a couple of weeks ago, and the business owner said, “Why?” After some pondering, this is what I told her: Company […]

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