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Which States Pay Best—and Worst—for the Most Dangerous Jobs?

New research reveals the highest and lowest-paying states for dangerous occupations, including logging workers, fishers, aircraft pilots, roofers and garbage collectors.  The analysis of mean salaries in all 50 states for jobs with the highest industry rates revealed that only 15 states pay above the national average of $56,795 for these dangerous jobs.

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Recruiting: What Drives the ‘Modern’ Candidate to Seek a Job with You (or Not)?

A new survey report examines what technology capabilities job candidates expect from a prospective employer’s career site.  The iCIMS survey, The Modern Job Seeker, conducted among 500 full-time employed U.S. adults, also includes information on how job seekers are researching companies before applying for a job, as well as the importance of social media and […]

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Recruiting Technology: Help or Hindrance?

HR managers and recruiters both understand that applicants are spending most of their time looking at job boards like Indeed® and CareerBuilder®. Additionally, applicants are interested in specific companies and spend their time on those companies’ career websites.

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Is Failure to Reveal Sealed Conviction Grounds for Termination?

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that an employee was required to honestly answer registration application questions about sealed convictions that were directly and substantially related to his position. Was his failure to disclose the convictions grounds for termination?

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2018 Pay Budget Increases Remain Flat—with Notable Exceptions

A new Mercer survey has found that pay budget increases  remain about the same as last year—at 2.8%.  However, according to a press release on the findings of its 2017/2018 US Compensation Planning Survey, base pay for certain jobs with in-demand skillsets is advancing at a far greater pace, Mercer has found.

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Developing a Strong Hiring Plan

What can you do to make sure your hiring plan is solid? How do you fill in the missing gaps? Today we’ll look at workforce analysis.

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Transforming Managers into Coaches

Yesterday we began to explore a recent interview with Jason Forrest, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at FPG (Forest Performance Group), who recently released  his book, WTF: Why Training Fails. Today, we’ll look at what he has to say about transforming managers into coaches and who coaches the managers.

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ACA

Trump Administration Discontinues ACA Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR) Payments

On October 12, U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma released a statement announcing that cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments were to be immediately discontinued, based on a legal opinion from the Attorney General.

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ADA

Listen Closely! 5th Circuit Court Hears Stuttering Employee’s ADA Claims

In a recent decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—addressed claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by an employee who had a noticeable stutter. The employee alleged his employers failed to accommodate his disability and subjected him to a hostile work environment.

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