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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #9: Grand Rapids, MI

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #9: Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI is consistently rated among the top cities in the US. Located along the bank of the Grand River, Grand Rapids combines sophisticated charm with mid-western friendliness. Grand Rapids is known for being safe and clean. It also boasts exciting art and cultural events including plays, museums, and botanical gardens. [widget:need_job_interview_help] Quick Facts Population: 195, 601 High School Graduates: ...
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #10: Oxnard, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #10: Oxnard, CA
    As a quickly growing town, Oxnard offers many opportunities for enterprising, forward-thinking business people. Located on the California coast in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Oxnard is a casual seaside city filled with uncrowded beaches and plenty of outdoor activities. Oxnard is known for its strawberries and its annual California Strawberry Festival in May. [widget:no_more_health_benefits] Quick Facts Population: 180,872 High ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Office Humor: 6 Job Application Disasters

    Office Humor: 6 Job Application Disasters
    Interview candidates' responses during the interview process can be creative and clever, or unintentionally revealing. Here are a few beauties submitted by Monster members: 1) One time, during the interviewing process, I had to tell a candidate that, unfortunately, we would not be able to offer him a job, even if he qualified for the position, his drug test came back ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Guide to the Web for HR Professionals

    A Guide to the Web for HR Professionals
    As Human Resources continues its progression from Personnel towards Human Capital Management, the profession has an increasing internet presence (this site being a prime example). With more choices, of course, comes more difficulty separating the good sites from the bad. To make your search a little easier, the HRPeople team has put together our picks for the best HR blogs. [photo:1562] ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How To Get and Keep Your Dream Job

    How To Get and Keep Your Dream Job
    Get Your Dream Job I was interviewing a candidate for a mortgage sales position. She was dressed very professionally and had about a year and a half of experience. The interview was going very well for about 20 minutes when her cellphone started ringing. Instead of shutting it off, she answered it and began to talk (to her boyfriend) for approximately ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Your Company Prepared for Immigration Reform?

    Is Your Company Prepared for Immigration Reform?
    May 1-The Senate passed a new immigration reform compromise Wednesday evening that adds teeth to violations by employers and demands online verification of eligibility for employment. If the House agrees to it, the measure will be "the toughest anti-illegal-immigration bill in the country," said Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston and leader of the Senate. "They're going to get what they wished for," ...
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    Supreme Court Clears Way to Require Photo ID for Voting

    Supreme Court Clears Way to Require Photo ID for Voting
    Apr. 29-Voters will face demands for photo identification across much of the country after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in an Indiana case that emphasized integrity of the electoral process. Monday's 6-3 decision's bearing on the November elections - or even on the Indiana primary next week - is unclear. But local lawmakers thought it unlikely you'll need a photo ...
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    Are You A Victim of Wage Discrimination?

    Are You A Victim of Wage Discrimination?
    Apr. 30- Anyone who's worked in a factory or office knows that it's impossible to know within six months of starting a job whether you're the victim of wage discrimination. But last year in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court imposed this unrealistic deadline on workers seeking redress. It's an absurd and unfair interpretation of the law, but Sen. Mitch ...
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    The Stock Market's Biggest Losers

    The Stock Market's Biggest Losers
    Stocks hit their peak in early October, and since then the damage has been broad and deep. More than 80% of companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have fallen in value, according to data provider Capital IQ. But this is not the worst stock market slump this decade. To gain some historical perspective, BusinessWeek asked Capital IQ (which, like ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Better Way to Handle Layoffs

    A Better Way to Handle Layoffs
    With an economic downturn, downsizing often follows. Unfortunately, employers who trim their workforces may be vulnerable to wrongful termination litigation if they don't adopt fair employee practices and document termination procedures, says Aleicia Latimer, associate general counsel and human-resources services manager at AlphaStaff Group of Fort Lauderdale. Latimer spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein about how planning and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make Meetings Matter

    How to Make Meetings Matter
    Perry Klebahn has run a lot of companywide meetings since he took over as CEO of ailing bag company Timbuk2 in January, 2007. It's been a period of change, of difficult decisions, of executive departures, and he wanted to keep the 70 employees of the San Francisco company informed and engaged. But what he'd hoped would be an open forum for ...
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    A Blueprint for Attracting Talent

    A Blueprint for Attracting Talent
    Accenture hasn't always been a global outsourcing giant. In 2001, the strategic consulting and high-tech services company had only a few hundred employees in India, while its India-based competitors had thousands. These outsourcing firms had been in the market for years, had close relationships with local recruiting firms and universities, and were well-known names to graduating students in India's exploding economy. ...
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    Forecast Predicts 15,000 Job Losses

    Forecast Predicts 15,000 Job Losses
    Apr. 30-Economists Anil Puri and Mira Farka of Cal State Fullerton have revised their 2008 economic outlook for Orange County - they now are predicting 15,000 job losses, a drop of about 1 percent. In their annual midyear forecast update, out Tuesday, Puri and Farka have reversed their original prediction from last October that Orange County would see job growth of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    House OKs Bill Requiring Employers to Use E-Verify

    House OKs Bill Requiring Employers to Use E-Verify
    PROVIDENCE - The immigration question that has blanketed Rhode Island politics in recent weeks saw its first real debate last night, with House lawmakers approving a bill requiring private employers to electronically verify the citizenship of new hires. For close to two hours, representatives sparred on the House floor, with some calling the proposal an important first step toward solving the ...
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    Obama Wants Pro-Clinton Group Investigated

    Obama Wants Pro-Clinton Group Investigated
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's presidential campaign wants federal regulators to investigate fellow Democrats who are backing Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy, taking intraparty discord to a new level of confrontation. Obama's campaign lawyer, Robert Bauer, filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, accusing the pro-Clinton American Leadership Project of violating campaign finance laws by running ads against Obama. The group ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Industry Experts Answer Your Question

    Industry Experts Answer Your Question
    Q I'm the managing director of a city-centre based recruitment consultancy that has been operating for the past 12 years. The company has expanded steadily, in large part because of the hard work and dedication of our core team of staff. We want to reward our staff and boost team morale with long term incentives. The business is now in a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Impossible to File Wage Discrimination Claims on Time?

    Impossible to File Wage Discrimination Claims on Time?
    Apr. 27-Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, nonsensically, that only the original decision to pay someone a lower salary because of their race or gender constituted a discriminatory act. Prior to that ruling, each paycheck reduced by discrimination constituted a cause of action. Because of this ruling, workers who have been discriminated against had only six months from the initial ...
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    How Well Do You Conduct Workplace Investigations?

    How Well Do You Conduct Workplace Investigations?
    DeWITT - Area human-resources (HR) professionals attending a recent seminar put on by a Syracuse law firm received insight and guidelines on what to do if they ever have to handle a workplace investigation. This was the topic of the most recent labor-law seminar conducted March 11 by Mackenzie Hughes LLP at Drumlins Country Club in DeWitt. The seminar, which drew ...
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    When You Quit, Return Company Items

    When You Quit, Return Company Items
    Apr. 27-DEAR CARRIE: Many employees who work for our university system receive uniforms, ID cards, keys and other school property. But some don't bother to return that property after they quit. I have proposed holding onto the workers' final check until they return the stuff, but the human resources department said we can't legally withhold the money. The property loss, however, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook

    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook
    For most business executives, Facebook remains a remote, somewhat mysterious, online frontier. Many executives harbor strong doubts that Facebook is at all relevant to "real business." After all, isn't it just a bunch of college kids sharing photos of drinking exploits and trying to hook up with each other? Let's start with the stats. Facebook now brings together 66 million online ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?