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Senate Confirms Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, by a vote of 60-38.   Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy of his 100th day in office.

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What are the Best Cities for Education Jobs?

Whether you’re seeking a Montessori teacher, a college professor with tenure, or a librarian, they need a place to live. And if they’re renting, some cities are better than others.  How do the job opportunities and salaries in the education industry in your area measure up against housing costs?

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48% of Employers Do Not Rescreen Employees, Despite Prevalence of Organizational Risk

Regularly-scheduled follow-up background checks can help protect employees, customers, and company assets, a new survey finds. HireRight, a provider of global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has released findings from its 10th Annual HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Survey. HireRight’s report explores key issues, trends, and underlying […]

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

The 14 Qualities of Great Leaders

In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) Marvin Bower joined McKinsey & Company in 1933 and served as the management consulting firm’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967. In 1997, he published a […]

Are Your Employees Ready to Take Flight?

It is more important than ever that companies evolve as quickly as the workforce in order to survive. The quality of talent, of course, has always been a top priority for business leaders and HR professionals. Nevertheless, there remains a lot of work to be done when it comes to retaining employees that have one […]