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Why You Can’t Afford Not to Hire College Graduates

By Krista Williams

I have been working with college students … well, since I was in college. In most, if not all, of my positions I have had the fortune of working with interns, new graduates, placement offices, faculty, and students. My support has not only been to assist in job placement but also to support the transition of students from the life of ramen noodles and 10 a.m. classes to meeting the demands of a completely connected work environment with high expectations.

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Is Your Workplace Prepared for a Sharknado?

Federal rules require employers to ensure that employees know what to do in an emergency such as fires, hazardous spills, power outages, and other workplace threats, including severe weather. However, your workers may be buzzing about something you may never have considered—a sharknado!

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My Name Is Sam Sung; I Work for Apple

It may seem like a joke, but believe it or not Apple® hired a man named Sam Sung. It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung (the company) are bitter enemies; they’ve been fighting over copyrighted designs for the last 3 years.  But ironically, Sam Sung is the one getting the last laugh.

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Do You Know the ‘Secret of Motivation’?

From The Oswald Letter

A colleague shared with me an article published recently in The New York Times Sunday Review. In addition to the fact that the article had been recommended, its title, “The Secret of Effective Motivation,” was certainly enough to get me to read it. Who in management doesn’t want to know the “secret” of effective motivation?

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May You Require a Pregnant Employee to Take Leave?

Yesterday’s Advisor covered several aspects of pregnancy discrimination as laid out in recent guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Today, more about pregnancy plus notice of a timely new webinar on benefits for same-sex couples.

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EEOC’s Extensive Q&A Clarifies Obligations to Pregnant Employees

Pregnancy discrimination is often motivated by concern—pregnant women don’t need to be stressed—or chauvinism—pregnant women should take leave. In fact, though, those attitudes are discriminatory. And the plot thickens if a disability or FMLA leave is involved. EEOC’s recent guidance helps employers figure out where they stand.

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What a Career Path—From ‘Exploring Galaxies’ to Recruiting Others to Reach for the Stars

Career paths often take unusual turns, but Nichelle Nichols went from travelling through galaxies on TV to recruiting minority astronauts to actually travel in space!

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Pay Budgets for 2015 (New Survey Results)

Yesterday’s Advisor began our coverage of BLR’s 2014–2015 Pay Budget Survey results. Today, the rest of the results, including 2015 compensation planning.

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It’s no secret, our company cafeteria is dreadful!

The Central Intelligence Agency is known for its secrecy, but recently, an e-mail was leaked critiquing the food—and service— that the CIA cafeteria has to offer.

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Believe It or Not—These People Make a Decent Living Wage!

On Married with Children, Al, the main character, was always complaining that being a shoe salesman was a lousy paying, degrading job. You can’t afford nice things or live in a nice house, and it’s hard to keep up with the Darcys. But imagine working for a shoe store where you actually can afford nice things?!

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