Tag: employment

skills

Talent Skills Gap Remains a Challenge for Middle Market Firms, Says Report

Nearly four out of 10 middle market executives say a lack of talent constrains their companies’ ability to grow, according to “Help Wanted,” a report released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), in conjunction with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

Print
Workplace Diversity

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

In early August, Google seized national headlines by firing software engineer James Damore for publishing an internal memo in which he argued that women are inherently worse at technology jobs than men for “biological” reasons. In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how […]

Print
drug test

Requiring Drug Tests as a Condition of Employment: Cons

If you’ve been using a mandatory drug screening program as a condition of employment, perhaps you’re already aware that there are a lot of pros and cons involved with doing so. Many employers view such a program as mandatory because an employer has an obligation to provide a safe working environment.

Print
resume lies

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

What’s the truth about lying on résumés? Almost half of workers (46%) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a résumé, a 25-point jump from a 2011 survey. Job experience (76%) and duties (55%) were cited as the areas that are most frequently embellished.

Print
data

FTC Urges Employers to Restrict Internal Access to Personal Data

The importance of restricting internal access to personal information was the subject of a recent blog post by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC, which exercises data privacy and security enforcement authority over all for-profit companies, identified specific organizational do’s and don’ts for preventing the compromise of employee or consumer data.

Print