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Alt-Right Protests: Guidance for HR on Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct

The actions of employees can put their employers in a bad light, and that presents HR with a problem. If the employer chooses to fire an employee who engages in off-duty conduct that goes against the employer’s values, will there be legal trouble? Possibly, according to attorneys focusing on employment matters, but a dismissal can […]

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ACA

CBO: $194 Billion Deficit Increase If Key ACA Subsidies End In 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to offer plans with reduced deductibles, copayments, and other means of cost sharing to certain people, depending on their income, who pur­chase plans through the ACA marketplaces. In turn, insurers receive federal pay­ments arranged by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to cover the costs they incur […]

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disability

Iowa Court Decision Blurs Definition of Disability in Workers’ Comp Cases

A recent decision from the Iowa Court of Appeals should cause Iowa employers to hit pause on routine decisions relating to workers’ compensation claimants. The decision, Vetter v. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, effectively dismantled the definition of “disability” for disability discrimination claims.

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hiring

Research: More Objective Selection Methods Needed in Job Applicant Screening

Only one-fifth of HR professionals are fully confident in their employers’ overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants despite the fact that the majority of these job applicants possess some of the most important skills employers’ value, including dependability and reliability, integrity, respect, and teamwork.

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training

What is Participant-Driven Learning, and How is it Changing the Training Landscape?

“Participant-led/participant-driven learning is having the ability to take control of what, and how, you learn,” says Chris Douglas, Vice President of training for Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company. “When it comes to leadership training, participant-led learning allows personal preferences to influence how these skills are learned and applied. For example, an individual […]

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engaged employees

For Best Workplace Results, Manage for Engagement

We know that managers need to make sure that employees are meeting their numbers or deadlines and keep track of their team’s performance.  But if managers spent more time engaging their employees, they’d get much better results. According to Wikipedia, “An ‘engaged employee’ is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about […]

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Someone Overqualified

When positions are tough to fill, it can be tempting to just hire any candidate simply to have someone doing the job. But we all know that hiring the wrong person can end up being more costly in the long run—especially if the new hire causes any problems.

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unions

Miscimarra Announcement Called ‘Great Loss’ but ‘No Reason to Panic’

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chair Philip Miscimarra’s reported decision to leave the Board when his term expires on December 16 rather than allow himself to be considered for another term has probusiness Board watchers looking ahead and lamenting the loss of his contributions to NLRB decisions.

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communication

Start Building Candidate Relationships During These 3 Stages

Keeping today’s job candidates interested in your hiring process is more challenging than ever. With so many career possibilities, job seekers are keeping their options open and want to be positive a company and its culture are the right fit before they commit.

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