No matter the employer’s hiring protocols—conducting interviews, contacting references, or initiating background checks—it is up to the designated hiring team to determine which applicant(s) will be selected for review and ultimately hired. The first step of this process is to initiate a review of the pool of applicants and delete those who clearly do not have the requisite skill or experience.

The following are some suggestions for making good hiring decisions:

Teresa McQueen

Many local minimum wages increases are set to take effect across California on July 1, 2021. To assure continued compliance with applicable wage and hour laws, employers must be complaint by the July 1st effective date. Here are a few tips to get you up-to-speed:

The Arizona Legislature passed, and Governor Ducey signed, the Fiscal Year 2022 budget earlier this week. Under Arizona’s budget, nearly $1 billion in debt is paid off and another $1 billion is appropriated to help reduce the state’s pension liabilities.

The Arizona Department of Agriculture received increased funding for Plant Services Division salary increases, State Agriculture Laboratory Scientist position and equipment, salary increases for 12 Agriculture Lab Positions, funding for cloud services migration, and more.

Robert Medler


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