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EFFECTIVE PERSONNEL INVESTIGATIONS

robertmillerTHE KEY TO GOOD FAITH INVESTIGATIONS

As the human resource professional in your organization you may be called upon to conduct a confidential investigation and as such, your methods and findings must be able to withstand the scrutiny which will most certainly occur.

Fair investigative treatment toward the complainant, subject of investigation and the witnesses will ensure that employment decisions will be asserted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, age, physical, mental disability or any other discriminatory non-merit factor.

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DEGREES OF Absurdity

As underemployment continues to increase, more and more talented people are turning to the classified sections of their newspapers. At ISI this fact was impressively demonstrated a few weeks ago, when a single advertisement brought more than 300 responses from all over the United States----and a few from as far away as Germany and the Netherlands.

With so much interest focused on the Help Wanted columns, I’d like to comment on two words often included in job advertisements: Degree Required The frequent absurdity of these two words first struck me when, not long ago, I paused in front of a company bulletin board at ISI. One notice announced an opening within ISI.

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Talent management strategies for the rolling talent deficit (part 1)

As you probably know, the U.S. government operates with a staggering fiscal deficit. It’s projected that we will fall short by about $1.5 trillion this year. That amount of money is hard to imagine, and is largely ignored as we go about our daily lives.

But there’s one deficit that is starting to take its toll: the talent deficit. This is the number of jobs that go unfilled over a period of time due to a company’s inability to source and recruit the talent that it needs.

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Should Employers Use Arrest and Conviction Records of Job Applicants for Hiring Decisions or Do Criminal Background Checks Discriminate against Ex-Offenders?

Les Rosen employment screening background checksOn July 26, 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Government agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination,held a meeting that examined the use of arrest and conviction records of jobseekers by employers and how criminal background checks could be a discriminatory hiring barrier.

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American Jobs: Going, Going...

Corporations are escalating efforts to ship out jobs that pay well and build the middle class—and now they are aiming their axes at workers in the nation’s fast-growing white-collar sector.

The U.S. recession that began in March 2001 officially ended in November 2001, say the National Bureau of Economic Research and other analysts.

So why are so many workers still out of jobs?

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Workplace Violence Prevention - Readiness and Response

Workplace violence, a complex and widespread issue, has received increased attention from the public, mental health experts, and law enforcement professionals.1 The wide range of acts that fall under this rubric include all violent behavior and threats of violence, as well as any conduct that can result in injury, damage property, induce a sense of fear, and otherwise impede the normal course of work.2

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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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