Date archive: July 2014

Checking the Criminal History of Applicants? – The law has changed

Effective January 1, 2015, the new Illinois Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act takes effect. The Act, signed by Governor Quinn on July 18, 2014, prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring about or into, considering or requiring disclosure of criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the…

Evaluating Employees… If you do it, do it right

Employee evaluations are not fun. But, they can be important for many reasons. A properly executed evaluation can benefit both the employer and the employee by increasing efficiency and productivity and providing valuable and constructive feedback to the employee. It can also help an employee feel engaged in their work and connected to the organization….


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