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A Supervisor's Guide To Social Media, Part Two

johndonovanIn 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.

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Expand the Supply of High-Quality Candidates

billradinNo advantage is too small when faced with a difficult search, and there’s simply no reason not to ask for as much help as possible before you begin—especially from your client. Not only do I want to know the sources of all candidates interviewed to date, I also want to know where candidates with the requisite skills might be found, such as competitors, companies with similar products, non-profit organizations, universities, research centers and so on.

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What You Should Know: Questions and Answers about the EEOC and High School Diploma Requirements

Background:  On November 17, 2011, the EEOC issued an informal discussion letter about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to qualification standards for jobs.  The letter can be found at 

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Questions and Answers Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures - UGESP

questions    Adverse Impact: What is it? How do you calculate it?   


PURPOSE AND SCOPE

    1. Q: What is the purpose of the Guidelines?

A: The guidelines are designed to aid in the achievement of our nation's goal of equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion or national origin.

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Recruiting Based on Cultural Fit - An Excuse to Discriminate?

ianwelshIf you want to fill a job, hire someone with the skills to do it. If you want a companion, go to eHarmony – in your own time!

I had a friend who was rejected for a job that seemed perfect. She was told that they selected someone who was a better fit. There was no explanation. What does it mean – this fabled “fit”? One thing is for sure, it is an often mystical final step in the recruiting process that can turn superb qualifications and references into a pile of nothing!

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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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