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301. HR folks just don’t get it and it’s getting old!
(General HR)
... performance. Its getting old! We need to understand that we are Business first and Business last, that way we really are taking care of our employees and not always concentrating on cost reductions. ...
Created on 22 November 2010
302. Alcohol And The Workplace
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
... five times more likely to file workers' compensation claims. Alcoholism as a disability The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, and the California ...
Created on 21 November 2010
303. Giving Employees Gifts May Require Giving to the Tax Collector Too
(General HR)
Introduction** The end of the year is a traditional time for employers to give gifts to their employees. While it is customary to think of gifts as having no tax consequences for the recipient, the ...
Created on 15 November 2010
304. Getting a 40% VoiceMail Response Rate, Part 2
(Business / Client Dev / Marketing)
... The first calls require 50 attempts to succeed while fourth contact calls require only 10 attempts to succeed. Follow-through drives results. CALL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE OR PAYROLL. Employees in these departments ...
Created on 03 November 2010
305. Background Checks, Staffing Vendors, Co-employment, and Lawsuits
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... responsibility can even extend to liability for negligent hiring and negligent retention. The law is absolutely clear that if a temporary employee harms a member of the public or a co-worker, the employer ...
Created on 02 November 2010
306. Self-Serving Lies Destroyed the American Dream
... in order to enable corporate clients to replace their American employees with foreigners who work for less. The law firm's marketing manager, Lawrence Lebowitz, is upfront with interested clients: ...
Created on 11 October 2010
307. HR Compliance and Employee Engagement: Two sides of the same coin?
(Training, Development and Retention)
You are proud your company is now “fully compliant”.  So, what?  Any HR compliance expert that assures you that basic compliance efforts are enough to keep a company out of trouble and its employees ...
Created on 01 October 2010
308. The Curse of the Golden Handcuffs
(Compensation and Benefits )
... and the negative impact on employee engagement.  On the other hand, here’s someone feeling trapped by a high salary. Reinventing oneself sounds so romantic, doesn’t it?  And it’s easy to be flexible ...
Created on 29 September 2010
309. Arbitration Agreements: Make Sure Your Employees Actually Sign Them
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
Many employers utilize binding arbitration to resolve employment-related disputes with their employees. The advantages of binding arbitration include savings of time and cost, limited discovery, a more ...
Created on 27 September 2010
310. Crossing the Line: The Ninth Circuit’s Guidelines for Flirting at Work
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... an employee.”  Hensen v. City of Dundee 682 F.2d 897 (11th Cir. 1982). “Have sex with me,” says the supervisor, “and you’ll get that promotion.” In a hostile work environment Title VII case, a co-worker ...
Created on 23 September 2010
311. Cultural Fit: Considerations Before Interviewing
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... of corporate cultural values between organizations and their employees. Yet, all around me, I see firms inviting candidates to interviews based on a system of keyword matching, looking for technical ...
Created on 16 September 2010
312. Implementing a Trade Secrets Protection Program
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
...  that in the event one of your employees steals a trade secret, you will be in the best possible position to succeed in litigation stemming from this theft.  How to Implement a Trade Secrets Protection ...
Created on 09 September 2010
313. Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... a number of your long-term employees for major promotions. Can you check their credit reports to ensure that only financially responsible individuals are considered? A job candidate has authorized ...
Created on 08 September 2010
314. Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs-New Guidelines for Employee Endorsements in the Digital Age
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... in advertising. Among other things, the revised guidelines clarify that an employee posting comments online about his or her employer's products or services could potentially violate the law by misleading ...
Created on 03 September 2010
315. Can Toxic Employees Turn Into Positive Producers?
(Org Development)
Employees with toxic attitudes not only make life miserable for their bosses, they can poison an entire department, lowering the morale and productivity of everyone around them.  So what is a toxic  ...
Created on 02 September 2010
316. Forum Rules and Guidelines
... that impersonate competitors, other Forum members, government employees , elected officials, or any other individual or entity. 7. Sock puppet accounts are not permitted. A sock puppet is an account ...
Created on 31 August 2010
317. User Agreement
... as the "Website". For the same reason, sometimes we will refer to HireCentrix, its officers, directors and employees collectively as «We» or HireCentrix. This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms ...
Created on 31 August 2010
318. Boomerang Employees- Hiring Backwards
(Training, Development and Retention)
Hiring a boomerang employee has one of the highest returns on recruiting investment an employer can ask for. The cost to re-hire a boomerang employee has been reported to be 1/3 to 2/3 the cost of ...
Created on 30 August 2010
319. But I Signed An Independent Contractor Agreement
(Compliance and Legal)
... always to require workers to sign independent contractor agreements so they might avoid the costs associated with maintaining a workforce made up of employees. Complying with minimum and overtime wage ...
Created on 25 August 2010
320. Employee and Personnel Forms for your business
(Employee / Labor Relations)
About Personnel Files - While no law specifically requires you to maintain personnel files for your employees, they're a good way of keeping track of the employee information you are required to retain ...
Created on 24 August 2010
321. To Get the Right Match, Start with the Right Batch
(Testing And Assessment)
... workforce; they need highly engaged employees – people who love to work there, who are motivated to be creative, and whose personal values fit well the organizational culture. Dan Pink, in his talk about ...
Created on 10 August 2010
322. Employer's Guide to Discrimination: Fair Wages and The Equal Pay Act
(Compensation and Benefits )
... qualifies as "wage discrimination"? Wage discrimination applies in cases where employees are doing substantially similar jobs, but receive unequal compensation.   To ...
Created on 04 August 2010
323. Don’t Assume Employees are Happy Just Because They Have Job. You Must Still Engage Them.
(Training, Development and Retention)
In a recent whitepaper drafted by icims, they concluded that employee engagement and retention is emerging as the greatest challenge facing leading organizations’ Talent Management initiatives. ...
Created on 03 August 2010
324. Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? Still Confused?
(Compliance and Legal)
It is critical that you, the business owner, correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold ...
Created on 27 July 2010
325. The Perfect Storm Theory
(Org Development)
... fraud utilizing her prior experience working for the United States Treasury. Currently, Dr. Luke analyzes corporate legal entities, methods of operation, systems, internal controls, employee management, ...
Created on 26 July 2010
326. Job Applicant Rejection Letter Dos and Donts — Writing an Appropriate “Dear John” Letter to an Unsuccessful Applicant
(Compliance and Legal)
...  Employee lawsuits typically spike during recessions, and this one seems to be no exception. A new government report says job discrimination claims filed with the EEOC climbed 26% in the past two ...
Created on 23 July 2010
327. Cost of Employee Turnover
(Training, Development and Retention)
... real costs to the employer. These calculations will easily reach 150% of the employees annual compensation figure. The cost will be significantly higher (200% to 250% of annual compensation) for managerial ...
Created on 18 July 2010
328. How And When to Use Non-Compete Agreements Appropriately
(Health / Safety / Risk Mgmt)
Employees have access to a business's valuable information and trade secrets during their employment. But what happens when they no longer work there, or if they leave to work for a competitor? It's ...
Created on 09 July 2010
329. The Diversity Recruitment Marketing Best Practices Checklist - Free PDF
(Sourcing and Research)
... how to retain employees from underrepresented backgrounds. Topics covered include: ~ Showcasing Inclusion on Your Company Web Site ~ Creating a Diversity-Positive Employment Brand ~ ...
Created on 08 July 2010
330. Corporate Accountability: White Collar Crime Penalty Enhancements
... Dr. Luke analyzes corporate legal entities, methods of operation, systems, internal controls, employee management, ownership, and corporate structure to maximize profitability and provide recommendations ...
Created on 10 June 2010
331. GAY RECRUITING - LGBT Staffing Critical to a Diversity Strategy
(Recruiting and Candidate Dev)
... employees feel more valued and welcomed.  Such programs will always succeed in attracting and retaining talented people from diverse communities that inform their respective companies on how they can more ...
Created on 28 May 2010
332. How are You Developing 21st Century Skills in Your Organization?
(Testing And Assessment)
... is a resounding YES!  In the AMA 2010 Critical Skills Survey, over 80% of employers said they measure performance in and select employees based on critical thinking ability.  Sadly only about half of those ...
Created on 25 May 2010
333. Finding Contact Information - Company Email Patterns
(Sourcing and Research)
... example, if a company uses the employee’s first initial, then the last name, it is easy to plug in other names. If is John Smith’s email address, it is logical to assume ...
Created on 18 May 2010
(Business / Client Dev / Marketing)
... money—not only on the salary, but also on your fee. They want to have room for advancement—room for bonuses for this employee. So, even though they told you $58,000 to $62,000, they may be looking at ...
Created on 27 April 2010
335. Terms and Conditions
... HireCentrix website as the "Website". For the same reason, sometimes we will refer to HireCentrix, Inc,, its officers, directors and employees collectively as «We» or HireCentrix ...
Created on 09 April 2010
336. The Rights of Employees - Prevent Lifestyle Discrimination In Employment
... Yet because the Constitution does not limit their authority, private employers are free to violate the civil liberties of their employees. Nationwide, the ACLU receives  ...
Created on 05 April 2010
337. Big Brother (Your Boss) really IS watching You at work
(Employee / Labor Relations)
... of — "Last week, new federal rules went into effect that require U.S. companies to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees. ...
Created on 02 April 2010
338. Internet Censorship and Cyberbullying on Professional Business Networks
... and this behavior is not distinguished only with the members, but it becomes evident that the “owners/employees” of the business are also involved with the “cyber bullying” and chilling of free speech. ...
Created on 24 March 2010
339. What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You:
(Compliance and Legal)
... an employment discrimination and employment practices expert, has over sixteen years of Human Resources experience specializing in employee and labor relations, equal employment opportunity and affirmative ...
Created on 23 March 2010
340. Unnecessary Credit Checks and the EEOC
(Compliance and Legal)
... of employees. Actually one would think that an employee may probably want to work harder, request longer hours, to help compensate their losses. There also has been no evidence to link theft, fraud ...
Created on 04 March 2010
341. Barriers to Corporate Fraud
... when fraud is determined within an organization, and many times it seems easier for the employees, directors, auditors, and even government regulators to go along with the internal/external cultural trends ...
Created on 07 December 2009
342. Does human capital management belong to HR or to business leaders?
(Org Development)
... business plans based on accurate workforce and market data. Roles and responsibilities will be well defined and performance measures are designed to reward employees that contribute to the overall well ...
Created on 29 July 2009
343. Please put the Human back in H.R
... important thing in their lives – their careers? When did People stop becoming employees, and became "Human Capital" for a company? I was one of the few people who chose to be a recruiter – I really ...
Created on 09 January 2009
344. Why Employee Retention Strategies DO NOT work
(Training, Development and Retention)
... the average employee could demand outrageous money and benefits. As you know, when the market came back to its senses and readjusted – as it does after every boom; salaries dropped, companies failed, ...
Created on 08 July 2008
345. Employers Using Facebook for Background Checking: Is It Legal?
(Compliance and Legal)
By George Lenard, the originator of George’s Employment Blawg There has recently been considerable attention in the media to instances of employers rejecting candidates or firing employees based on ...
Created on 28 June 2008
346. Terms and Refunds
... contract. For brevity we'll sometimes refer to the HireCentrix website as the "Website". For the same reason, sometimes we will refer to HireCentrix, its officers, directors and employees ...
Created on 23 June 2008
347. Have we really come a long way baby?
(Compensation and Benefits )
... that has the potential for 1.6 MILLION plaintiffs.  Yes, that is correct, 1.6 Million employees.  It is quite perplexing that Walmart Females employees constitute over 72% of the hourly ...
Created on 21 December 2006
348. Abercrombie and Finch Unable to establish "undue hardship" defense
(News Articles)
Abercrombie & Fitch Liable for Religious Discrimination in EEOC Suit, Court Says Judge Finds Firing Muslim Employee for Wearing Hijab Was Illegal SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has found ...
Created on 16 September 2013
349. ALCOM Inc. settles with former Employees attempting to squash Union Activity
(News Articles)
WINSLOW, Maine — ALCOM Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum trailers for snowmobiles and other vehicles, has settled with five former employees who claimed they were fired for trying to form a union.   ...
Created on 12 September 2013
350. The OFCCP's "7% Solution" has become effective.
(News Articles)
... set the previous parameters for disability and veteran issues. Both rules also include sample language for the invitation - required by Section 503 –by which contractors must invite current employees ...
Created on 09 September 2013
351. New California Law Limits Successful Employers’ Right to Recover Fees and Costs in Wage Cases
(News Articles)
... of wages. Previously, California case law left open the possibility that Labor Code Section 218.5 permits the prevailing party, either the employee or employer, to recover fees and costs. Effective ...
Created on 05 September 2013
352. Treasury Dept. Ruled Legally Married Same Sex Couples will be treated as Married for Federal Tax Purposes
(News Articles)
... where marriage is a factor, including filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction, employee benefits, contributing to an IRA, and claiming the earned income ...
Created on 29 August 2013

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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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