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Don’t just hire: Use technology to create a candidate “experience”

There are a wealth of recruiting technology solutions and guidance available, designed to deal with the new reality of finding and hiring top talent. In our previous article, we discussed leveraging technology to manage your existing talent pool. In this article, we will share some tips and resources for leveraging technology to take your recruiting process to the next level. 

Understanding the nuances of special enrollment

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules require group health plans to provide special enrollment opportunities to certain employees, dependents, and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) qualified beneficiaries. Being aware of special enrollment situations is important, along with making sure special enrollment rights are communicated.

When conducting background checks, avoid improper use of conviction data

Regardless of the industry or the current state of the economy, conducting a criminal background screen on employment candidates has become standard practice for many employers. It is not so much the practice that presents the issue as it is the potential result. To that point, the critical question becomes, what does an employer do if the background check reveals a criminal record?