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One Third of Americans are delinquent and have debt in collections

One Third of Americans are delinquent and have debt in collections

More than a third of the country is in trouble when it comes to paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study out Tue...

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Bomb-strapped bank robbery co-conspirator charged with workers’ comp fraud

Bomb-strapped bank robbery co-conspirator charged with workers’ comp fraud

DOWNEY, Calif. - Aurora Barrera, 33, of Downey was arrested on charges related to her allegedly submitting a fraudulent workers' compensation claim for t...

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Calder Research: Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges?

Calder Research: Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges?

Enrollment in for-profit colleges has more than tripled in the past decade, while enrollment in public and private non-profit colleges grew by less than 30 p...

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FedEx Freight to Pay $115,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

FedEx Freight to Pay $115,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

 Company Hired  Unqualified Man Over Three Qualified Women for Human Resources  Position, Federal Agency Charged PHOENIX – FedEx Freight will pa...

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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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Hirecentrix - Knowledge Base

Getting Past the Gatekeeper

The Dreaded GateKeeper!  sometimes the phone feels that much heavier because knowing that we have to get by that darn evil person.. the Gatekeeper from Hell.  You know the one, the one who always asks the most difficult questions to prevent you from getting to the Prize.. the Potential Client.

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The Simple Brilliance of ROBOCRUITER – Part 2 - The “I Have Arranged. . .” Technique

As I mentioned in Robocruiter, Part 1, Dan was a unique recruiter. As a student of our business, he was superb in so many ways. And he taught me so much. One of the techniques he is famous for is entitled the “I Have Arranged. . .” approach. I hope you like it.

Once when Dan and I were talking, he told me that he had a 100% Presentation to Send Out ratio on his company POEJOs. (A POEJO is an acronym that stands for Presentation On an Existing Job Order.

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A Supervisor's Guide To Social Media, Part Two

In our last issue we began an analysis of the legal pitfalls managers can face when dealing with problems created by employees' use, and misuse, of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We also offered some practical advice.

Space prevented including all the advice we would have liked, so we'll pick up in this issue right where we left off.

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The college degree is a useless over-qualification used by Misguided and Pedestrian HR and Managers

Why do we over-qualify candidates using education as a mandatory requirement?  Everyone, Please Please humor me a sec whilst I do some math here..

As it stands, today, according to the United States Census Bureau, less than 31%  the American Population, 25 years or older,  has reached the educational attainment of either a bachelor's degree or higher.   - this includes our amazingly huge baby boomer / Generation Y populations.

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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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