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Welcome to Viewpoint, where HireCentrix provides commentary on some of the most relevant , hottest and often controversial issues  affecting our industry; including employment statistics, employment data, laws and regulation, political and public policies, and more.

EEOC issues Opinion Letter on Disparate Impact of Education (College Degree) Requirements

On March 29, 2010 the "'The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission" -  EEOC issued an Opinion Letter in response to a question posed to their offices, whether requiring a Master's degree solely,  for a Public Health Director Position, could possibly violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  The Opinion Letter demonstrates that Yes, it could possibly subject the employer to liability for disparate impact discrimination, if certain conditions were not met.  

The letter from the EEOC -


Candidate rights in the Recruiting and Hiring Process

Karen MattonenRecruiting is one of the Oldest and Largest industries and since deregulation it is has become a trade that is easily penetrated, and unfortunately not always by the best,  or the cream of the crop.  Unfortunately only 3 Percent or Less of the Recruiting Trade are members of any association and Many are unaware of the Code of Ethics/Standards of this industry.


Self-Serving Lies Destroyed the American Dream

Last June*, a revealing marketing video from the law firm Cohen & Grigsby appeared on the Internet. The video demonstrated the law firm's techniques for getting around U.S. law governing work visas in order to enable corporate clients to replace their American employees with foreigners who work for less.


Why would anyone go the contract route when they are really an employee?

karen mattonenI have never understood why anyone in our industry would consider going the "contract" route.  Maybe someone can explain the logic?

What I am discussing are those individuals who are asked by their “bosses” to create a “fictitious” independent contractor company,  when one really doesn’t exist so that they (the boss) can bill them,  (the employee/contractor) - contractor to contractor.


The Rights of Employees - Prevent Lifestyle Discrimination In Employment

Today, most Americans are more vulnerable to having their rights violated by their employers than the early Americans were to having their rights violated by the government. 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 more complaints about abuses by employers than about abuses by the government:


Internet Censorship and Cyberbullying on Professional Business Networks

It is troubling to see a rise of censorship on the internet, specifically on Professional Networks - Censorship not only in the banning of an individuals material, but, mainly in the Cyberbullying which sensors comments through fear, harassment, intimidation, and limiting what can be said or not in a community.


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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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