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The harmful effects of stress at work—and what you can do to beat it

During college, students spend about four years stressing over assignments, deadlines and adapting to new environments. As they prepare to enter the workforce, the pressure to meet academic expectations gets replaced with high career expectations and the stress continues. ...




When does ADA leave become unreasonable? Courts & EEOC say …

Many questions spring up for employers when an employee exhausts their FMLA leave but still can’t return to work. Are you required to give them more leave under the ADA? If so, how much additional leave is too much? Can you fire them for needing too much time off? 
 
Employers have been faced with these questions a lot recently, and some answers are starting to emerge. ...




Sexual Misconduct Happens to Men, Too

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews filed a lawsuit last week stemming from an encounter at a party in 2016, saying a high-powered Hollywood agent groped him. His revelation, along with claims from more than a dozen men who have alleged they were assaulted by actor Kevin Spacey, illustrates that men can be victims, too. ...




The 3 resume lies HR pros are seeing with alarming regularity

For HR pros, the hiring process is not only about finding the most-qualified candidates, it’s also about exposing dishonest ones.
 
That’s because nearly half of respondents from a recent OfficeTeam report said they “knew someone” who’d lied on a resume. ...




6 subtle signs people are being sexually harassed at work but don't realize it

It's not always easy to discern innocent workplace behavior from sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature, but it doesn't always. ...




Getting Smart About Skills Transfer Could Solve the Skills Gap

A poor understanding of how job skills transfer among occupations—especially from occupations in decline to in-demand fields—is one of the biggest reasons for the nation's skills gap. But employers and job seekers can identify similar skills for different jobs with tools that help recruiters expand their searches for qualified applicants and help workers move across occupations and industries. ...




Want to change careers? Do these 5 things first

Megan Vaites worked in product information and design roles at the same company for 20 years. But a desire lingered to follow in her mother's and grandmother's footsteps and go into nursing.
 
She considered changing careers. But with a steady job and children at home, going back to school always seemed unimaginable, she says. ...




Why white men must lead the push for diversity

It turns out that white men should take the lead in advocating for diversity, because they're the only ones who aren't punished for doing so.
I saw an interesting statistic on Twitter the other day: According to a Lake Research poll, 86 percent of the anti-Trump calls to Congress were made by women. ...




Hispanic/Latino Millennials Bring Different Strengths to the Workplace

Greater retention comes with greater call for mentoring, consultant says...
As the Millennial generation expands throughout the workforce, employers are learning more about this cohort. Some tendencies associated with Millennials, such as job-hopping, do not necessarily apply to Hispanic/Latino Millennials, according to Di Ann Sanchez, Ph. ...




More Companies Offer Flexible Benefits for Relocating Employees

The practice of offering relocating employees a core set of benefits plus optional, flexible add-ons is gaining popularity, according to research conducted by Aires, a relocation services provider based in Pittsburgh.
 
Approximately 25 percent of Aires' clients use a flexible approach to create customized relocation packages, a practice that has been steadily increasing over the last few years "as programs grow and cost-containment and flexibility become a focus for transferees," said Stacy Baker, manager of consulting services for Aires. ...