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Microsoft's CEO hints to Employees in Letter that Big Shake up on the way

Microsoft's CEO hints to Employees in Letter that Big Shake up on the way

Microsoft will laser-focus its business on making tools to help consumers make the best use of their time in the mobile-first, cloud-first world, CEO Satya N...

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On Linkedin? You are Twice as likely to report being a victim of Identity Theft and Fraud

On Linkedin? You are Twice as likely to report being a victim of Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity Fraud Rose 13 Percent in 2011 According to New Javelin Strategy & Research Report Consumers’ Social and Mobile Behaviors May Be Puttin...

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The Executive Order seeks to increase effici...

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Obama Drafting Executive Order on Extending Protection in Banning Federal Contractors LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Obama Drafting Executive Order on Extending Protection in Banning Federal Contractors LGBT Workplace Discrimination

The White House is expected to announce Monday that President Obama will issue an executive order requiring that all companies who contract with the federal ...

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SAP wins Hirecentrix Employer of the Year : Company hires autistic adults for specialized skills

SAP wins Hirecentrix Employer of the Year : Company hires autistic adults for specialized skills

SAP and SPF: Working Together to Employ People with Autism In May 2013, Specialisterne entered a historic partnership with SAP AG to provide employme...

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Female Retail workers Must Work 103 Extra Days A Year To Make As Much As Men

Female Retail workers Must Work 103 Extra Days A Year To Make As Much As Men

Pay Gap costs the economy over $40.8 Billion a Year. An industry that’s one of the largest employers of women and one of the fastest job creators i...

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OSHA App Offers Heat Index Safety Alerts

OSHA App Offers Heat Index Safety Alerts

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new mobile product, the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat...

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GitHub co-founder resigns after alleged Gender Discrimination Allegation Investigation

GitHub co-founder resigns after alleged Gender Discrimination Allegation Investigation

Github co-founder Tom Preston-Werner resigned from his position after the company found mistakes and errors in judgment following an investigation into a sex...

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Utah State Study helps Identify telltale Signs That an Employee is About to Quit their job

Utah State Study helps Identify telltale Signs That an Employee is About to Quit their job

Those who are thinking about jumping ship and leaving their job may be giving off cues that others can pick up on, even if the would-be quitters think they a...

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EEOC warns employers that requiring High School Diploma May Violate ADA and Title VII

EEOC warns employers that requiring High School Diploma May Violate ADA and Title VII

ADA & Title VII: High School Diploma Requirement and Disparate Impact EEOC Office of Legal Counsel staff members wrote the following informal discuss...

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San Diego Staffing Agency Reach Agreement on Discrimination Case Involving Recruitment and Hiring

San Diego Staffing Agency Reach Agreement on Discrimination Case Involving Recruitment and Hiring

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  - Huyssen, Inc., licensed to use the registered service mark Sedona Staffing and the Sedona Group, agreed to pay $920,000 and impleme...

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Staffing Agency Not Liable for Employee Who Poisoned Co-Worker

Staffing Agency Not Liable for Employee Who Poisoned Co-Worker

Yes, you read that right. Nursefinders is a placement company.  It provides nurses and other employees to hospitals and other health care facilitie...

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Hirecentrix - Knowledge Base

Computing Hourly Rates of Pay Using the 2,087-Hour Divisor

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Hourly and biweekly rates of pay for most Federal civilian employees are computed as required by 5 U.S.C. 5504(b).

  • Hourly rates of basic pay are computed by dividing an employee's annual rate of basic pay by 2,087 hours. Rates must be rounded to the nearest cent, counting one-half cent and over as the next higher cent (e.g., round $18.845 to $18.85).

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“F Bombs” as Protected Speech?

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently concluded that an employee who made concerted complaints about compensation did not lose the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) despite the fact that the employee dropped “f-bombs” in the face of the owner of the company.

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Work is no longer a place or activity but a state of mind

In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National Speakers Association to change their brand to Platform.

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3 Ways to (Legally) Stop Your Competitors from Poaching Your Employees

Businesses lose employees all the time, but if another firm has ever targeted or hired your employees then you have suffered from employee poaching or “employee raiding.”

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Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call

Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews.

This has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard.

How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone?

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