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Advantages of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse culture in a workplace means the organization employs workers from a wide array of backgrounds, including ethnicity, race, gender and religion. However, a number of other less common and more minor distinguishing traits contribute to a culture in which employees work with others who aren't their mirror images. ...




3 Signs That Job Candidates May Eventually Abuse Your Company's Employee Benefits

Is that candidate asking a few too many questions about your work-from-home and unlimited vacation policies?
 
The job market is fierce. And that means fierce from an employer's point of view, in today's economy where employers are having to do whatever they can to find and retain top talent. ...




4 Ways to Ease your Summer Hiring Woes

Hiring during the third quarter isn’t a summer breeze. Prospects aren’t aggressively job hunting and summer vacations make it hard to score face time with sought after candidates. Just because the majority of top talent is likely enjoying a well-deserved vacation, doesn’t mean that your need for skilled talent is slowing down. ...




Court Revives Discrimination Claim of Disabled Employee Who Failed Physical

A temporary employee with back and shoulder issues who effectively performed production work before failing a physical assessment could bring discrimination claims for his termination, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Arnold Iselin worked for Prime Industrial Recruiters Inc., a temporary employment agency. ...




How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career

By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won’t be the ones that get you promoted.
At the start of your career, chances are good that you’ll be hired primarily for your “hard skills”–the stuff you know that’s relevant for the job. ...




13 Telltale Signs That You Didn’t Get the Job

You think you’ve crafted the perfect cover letter. You think your skills are second to none. You think you aced the interview. But you’re left scratching your head (and licking your wounds) when you didn’t land the job.“Really, it’s unfortunate that this process is so grueling and mysterious for candidates, and the uncertainty that’s often present makes it difficult for a candidate to know what they could’ve done differently — if anything — to get hired,” said Roxanne Williams, senior technical recruiter at ProJobCoach. ...




20 Years Later: The Virtue Memo and ‘Good Faith’ Still Critical to I-9 Compliance

The impact the "Virtue memo" has had on employers verifying new hires' work authorization over the last 20 years is inestimable.Paul Virtue, a former general counsel at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), drafted the guidance in 1997 while serving as the executive associate commissioner of the INS Office of Programs. ...




Are Remote Workers the Norm?

A recent report shows that telecommuting is more widespread than anyone thought.The working world has tipped the balance in favor of flexibility. Latest research commissioned by Regus, the flexible workspace provider, shows that over one-half of workers in the United States now work from outside their company’s main offices for one-half the week or more. ...




You’re Sick? Go Home!

Managers aren’t mom. But they can do a lot to keep their teams healthy. That starts with assuring people that it’s OK to call in sick.
An IT guy at a San Francisco tech startup comes to work looking like death warmed over near the end of flu season. ...




The day hugging died: Ruling says it’s time for a new office policy

As human beings, we hoped this day would never come. But as HR pros, we all thought it would. And now it has arrived: the day when hugging in the workplace dies. With a new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, it appears we’ve reached the point in our history when employers must ban hugging from any and all work-related functions. ...