The goal of effective recruiting is to find the right person for any job opening. Effective recruiting practices that consider the specific needs of the organization with an eye toward limiting potential legal risk, save time as well as money. A well thought out recruiting process allows the employer time to identify its workforce needs, decide how to attract and find the best recruits, and ultimately hire the most qualified candidates. Provided below are a few best practices tips for effective recruiting:

On June 17, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met to consider new revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that incorporate the latest public health guidance. After the Board approved the revised guidelines (ETS 2.0), Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order declaring ETS 2.0 effective once the revision is filed with the Office of Administrative Law.

With summer temperatures on the rise, state and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations are reminding all employers to be prepared to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Heat illness is more likely to occur during the transitional period between spring and summer as temperatures start to climb and workers are not yet accustomed to working at full capacity. State and federal law require employers to monitor outdoor workers assigned to high heat areas.

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