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Dot the ‘I’ and Cross the ‘T’ when Taking Adverse Action

April 24, 2015

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The major retailer Amazon and staffing provider Staff Management | SMX were sued by a person whose job application was rejected based on the results of a background check. This case has nothing to do with the use of a background check. It is all about the process that must be followed. Federal law statesRead full story…

The Growing Need for Power Utility Workers

April 24, 2015

Power Utility Workers

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, analysts and representatives of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industries contended that the temporary work visa programs offered to educated foreign nationals crowd out Americans who already work in those fields. H-1B and L1 visas are intended to allow companies in the U.S. to bring foreignRead full story…

Ten Days Left to Take Advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

April 20, 2015

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The Federal government has extended the period in which businesses that hired individuals who face barriers to employment can submit their requests for tax credits. Under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), employers have until April 30th to submit WOTC certifications for qualifying workers. The government’s objective, through WOTC is “WOTC helps targeted workers moveRead full story…

Must a Leave of Absence Kill a Woman’s Career?

April 16, 2015

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In 2014, the United States Navy introduced a program which allowed women to take a year off and return to duty without risking either their career or their future commands. The women can start a family, get a degree or do anything they need to do with their lives, without having to quit work toRead full story…

How Effective is Psychological Screening of Contingent Candidates?

April 15, 2015

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A recent best seller talks about Why Being Your Whole Self—Not Just Your “Good” Self—Drives Success and Fulfillment and tells us about how negative emotions make people focus better and do things exactly right. This research brings the very efficacy of personality testing into question. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), roughly 18%Read full story…