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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. ...




The Best Ways To Hire Talent

While we may not set our hiring targets to key insights, it can be dangerous in the long run. Hiring a tight market and it costs time, money, and confidence to make a terrible hire. So here are three best approaches to hire talent:
 
Best managers don't simply put resources into one candidate, they put resources into a few. ...




Stanford LatinA Engineers prioritize female engineers within SOLE

Stanford LatinA Engineers (SLAE), an organization founded within the Society of Latino Engineers (SOLE) last quarter by three female officers, is working to confront the underrepresentation of women of color involved in STEM.
 
When founding members proposed the creation of SLAE (pronounced “slay”) to the SOLE officer core, reactions were mixed. ...




Red Flags and Greenlights: How to Better Screen Your Next Hire

Save time and make better hires with screening tips from a professional recruiter.
You may already be aware that we’re in a tough hiring market, with low unemployment and more job openings than ever. If hiring is one of the many important things you're tasked with, you can speed up your hiring process and get to the best candidates quickly by setting up proper candidate screening. ...




Which is Politically Correct: Latino or Hispanic?

What is the difference between Hispanic and Latino?



The United States Federal Government often groups people together for information gathering purposes and in many cases does not distinguish between and origins despite the words having two separate identity meanings to individuals and unique dictionary definitions. ...




These Americans may suffer the most from a Trump hiring freeze

President Trump’s order this week for an immediate hiring freeze could hurt African Americans more than other workers because they make up a disproportionate share of the federal workforce.
Black workers make up 18 percent of the nation’s 2 million federal workers — more than any other minority group. ...




Gone in Thirty Seconds: How to Review a Resume

The work of resume review starts well before applicant resumes fill your inbox. Reviewing a resume starts with a job description or role profile so you know broadly what the job entails. Part of the job description, in an effective job description, details the qualifications and experience of the candidate you seek to fill the job. ...




Women, Minorities Largely Absent from Cybersecurity Jobs

Despite growing threats from hackers and a talent shortage in the information security industry, women and minorities remain significantly underrepresented in the cybersecurity profession.
 
Women make up just 11 percent and minorities are slightly less than 12 percent of the cyber workforce, noted Amjed Saffarini, CEO of Arlington, Va. ...




To Make Your Employees Happier, Lose This HR Policy

Turns out, employees are more likely to cry after a performance review than improve.
 

Employee reviews are meant to be helpful and constructive, but many workers say that they have the opposite effect.
In fact, a recent study commissioned by Adobe found that 80 percent of office workers would prefer on-the-spot feedback rather than periodic formal reviews. ...