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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #6: Columbus, GA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #6: Columbus, GA
    Southern hospitality is alive and well in Columbus. It’s a community that takes pride in preserving the past while maintaining a vision for the future. Columbus is known for its rich history and fine attractions. Columbus is also the headquarters of many leading companies such as AFLAC Insurance and Carmike Cinemas. [widget:hr_career_articles] Quick Facts Population: 250,000 High School Graduates: 40.0% Bachelor's ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #7: Peoria, IL

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #7: Peoria, IL
    The city of Peoria is the oldest community in Illinois. Peoria has a very high standard of living, and boasts safe streets, quality shopping, and a historic theater district. Nested on a riverfront, Peoria has been named All American City three times; Peoria is home to the Caterpiller, Inc. headquarters, and Peorians are not above attending a tractor-pull at the county ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #8: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #8: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
    Actually composed of 188 sub-cities and towns, the twin cities region comprises the country’s 16th largest metropolitan area. With a large number of theaters, universities, and a generally strong economy, the twin cities boast a music scene that warrants national attention and an extensive recreational and park system. [widget:hrpeoples_workplace_humor_guide] Quick Facts Population: 3,175,041 High School Graduation Rate: 53.8% Bachelor's Degree or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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: ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Do You Hire Fairly?

    Do You Hire Fairly?
    As part of a University of Chicago study, fictitious resumes were sent to help wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers. While credentials listed on the resumes were similar, those with names such as "Emily O'Brien" and "Greg Baker" were approximately 50 percent more likely to receive calls from employers than names like "Tamika Williams" or "Jamal Jackson." The study demonstrates ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are You An HR Leader?

    Are You An HR Leader?
    Research and Markets has announced the addition of "How to Establish Yourself as a Human Resources Thought Leader with Your Management Team, Industry and Other Professionals: ReedLogic Video Seminar Featuring Top HR Executives (DVD)" to their offering. The goal of this ReedLogic video seminar is to provide human resources executives with the latest best practices and strategies for establishing themselves as ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Company Using I-9 Forms Correctly?

    Is Your Company Using I-9 Forms Correctly?
    With the federal government continuing to crack down on employers for employing illegal aliens, there are two critical things that all employers should do: Make sure that your HR department is using the correct I-9 form for all new employees and that all of your I-9 forms are filled out properly and completely. "The first thing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What Is Human Resources Outsourcing Doing for You?

    What Is Human Resources Outsourcing Doing for You?
    It appears that Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) is finally delivering on its initial promises. This is potentially good news for organizations embarking on HR Transformation which has, to date, often failed to live up to ambitious claims of process improvements and cost savings. In a recent survey by IT research and advisory company Gartner, (reported in the Times), asking whether outsourcing ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sexual Harassment: Who is Responsible?

    Sexual Harassment: Who is Responsible?
    BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- China's law experts have suggested employers take responsibility and be punished for work venue sexual harassment. In an advisory report based on three years of research by the China Law Society, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the anti-workplace sexual harassment project team, the experts further clarified the definition of sexual harassment, and the scope ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is the HR Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?

    Is the HR  Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?
    The current trend of outsourcing transactional HR to services centres may be creating a future talent crisis for HR professionals. Back in the 1990’s, when I began my HR career, I started off by looking after flexitime, recruitment administration, childcare vouchers, staff welfare and manpower planning. I knew if I knuckled down and got to know the technical elements of my ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them

    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them
    As HR professionals, we’ve all heard the usual complaints about human resources. We’re also aware that most employees would rather undergo a root canal than deal with us. Why the animosity? Is it possible that some of the accusations, though harsh, may have merit? In the spirit of honest self-reflection, HRPeople examines the most commonly voiced complaints about HR and our ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +28
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    The Double-Edged Sword of Single Employees

    The Double-Edged Sword of Single Employees
    Play fair with single employees if you want them to stick around. About half of Thomas Harpointner's 25 employees are unmarried, a fact he considers unremarkable given that AIS Media Inc., his 10-year-old firm, produces software and services for electronic marketing and commerce. "Being an IT company, it's more common to have younger employees," says Harpointner, 37. "And younger people tend ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Informational Interview After Applying for a Job?

    Informational Interview After Applying for a Job?
    A reader writes: I recently applied for a job with a closing date of a week and a half ago. A colleague of mine also applied to this organization (for a different position) and was told by a representative from this organization at a career fair today that the best way to "keep himself in the running" was to email the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Lessons from the Candidates

    Career Lessons from the Candidates
    Take cues from the Presidential hopefuls, while avoiding their missteps, and apply them to your own career campaign. News analysts can't stop talking about the most closely followed Presidential race in recent memory. Nearly every day there's a new twist or side story to renew the media frenzy. What can business leaders and career-minded types learn from the candidates' widely varying ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era

    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era
    The congressional hearing on executive compensation featured another class of superstars accused of bulking up at the expense of the average American. It's been quite a season for the grilling of superstars on Capitol Hill. Not long ago we witnessed the allegedly steroidal hurler Roger Clemens and the soap opera of his friendship with a big witness for the prosecution. Now ...
    Published about 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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    Office Humor - 5 Interview Funnies!

    Office Humor - 5 Interview Funnies!
    Here's our latest sampling of strange and bizarre candidate behavior, contributed by members of the Monster community: I was interviewing a candidate for a mortgage sales position. She was dressed very professionally and had about a year and a half worth of experience. The interview was going very well for about 20 minutes when her cell phone started ringing. Instead of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Workplace Violence: What You Can Do

    Workplace Violence: What You Can Do
    Violence in the workplace makes headlines all too often. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's "Violence in the Workplace" study, each week "an average of 20 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted while at work." More sobering statistics: According to Northwestern National Life Insurance Co., 2,500 workers per 100,000 have been physically attacked on the job. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Wellness Programs Go High Tech

    Wellness Programs Go High Tech
    When EMC, a Massachusetts data storage firm, decided to beef up its wellness program three years ago, it asked workers to bypass treadmills and stationary bikes and take a spin on an unexpected device: A computer. A deal with Internet health-information portal WebMD and another with data warehouse provider Ingenix created a program that provided workers with the online resources to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?