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New Policy on Internships Puts DOL, Courts on Same Page

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement that it is nixing its 2010 guidance on unpaid internships in favor of a less-rigid test puts the agency in line with recent appellate court rulings on the issue, according to an attorney following the matter.

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6 Strategies for Effective Performance Management

A large part of working in Human Resources (HR) is regulating performance management. Creating a space where you and your employees can produce excellent work and perform to the best of your abilities is no easy task, but with the right strategies, you can make it work.

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Multi-Generational Tips for Giving Feedback and Building a Stronger Culture

As companies look for and test different approaches to replacing the traditional performance evaluation, they’re embracing effective two-way feedback skills and creating cultures that understand how to give and receive.  Every step of the feedback process sends signals that the culture of your organization is changing and becoming more open and innovative.

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HSA

The Latest Health Savings Account Trends You Should Know About

In recent years, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have become the darlings of benefit departments everywhere—and for good reason. These accounts, connected with consumer-driven, high-deductible health insurance plans, offer some attributes you won’t find elsewhere.

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Immigration

Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti to cease in 2019

On January 8, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that temporary protected status (TPS) for El Salvador will cease. The termination date will be delayed for 18 months, until September 9, 2019. Approximately 260,000 individuals are currently registered with the program.

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culture

When Culture Goes Wrong, How to Pick Up the Pieces

In November 2017, Dara Khosrowshahi sat down with the New York Times for his first interview after becoming Uber’s chief executive and replacing Travis Kalanick.  He discussed the company’s culture prior to his arrival, admitted that it “went wrong,” and said that he is committed to fixing these important issues facing the company.

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creative

Employment Trends and Best Practices for Hiring Creative Talent in 2018

We’re living in an increasingly automated world, where robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are slowly replacing workers involved in physical labor and data processing. But the demand for creative professionals remains as strong as ever. AI comes nowhere close to competing with human copywriters, market researchers, brand managers, and design professionals.

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background checks

Criminal Background Checks: A Matter of Risk, Reputation, and Requirements for Employers

The process of commissioning a pre-employment criminal background search has tripped up many an employer, and for good reason. Criminal background checks can include many data points—arrest records, conviction orders, sentencing, appeals, inmate records and activities logged in sex offender or state abuse registries to name a few—stored in a wide array of locations ranging […]

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