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Single Key to Attracting the Best Hires

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered the indispensable role of the job description in attracting the best candidates. Today, how to prepare for the critical job interview, and some great news—your job descriptions are already written. The Interview—it’s not a time to chat and visit, it’s a time to dig and investigate. Preparing is a two-step […]

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OSHA Administrator, Employers Group Spar Over Proposed Changes to OSH Act

A proposal to increase Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) penalties now being considered by Congress will not result in any actual improvements in workplace safety and health, a representative of a coalition of employer groups testified on Tuesday, July 13, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor. Jonathan Snare […]

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Zappos’ Jamie Naughton’s Advice on Hiring, Retention

Q&A with Jamie Naughton, Cruise Ship Captain at Zappos.com Q: What’s the secret to getting on Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” list? A: I don’t know if there’s a secret but I do know what they look for. Two thirds of the score is based solely off of what your employees […]

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HR Recordkeeping Simplified

How important is it to keep accurate employment records? Not very, some might say, but they’d change their tune as soon as the lawsuits started to fly.

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No Job Description? No Go for Recruiting

In legally dangerous territory of recruiting, there are a lot of potential mistakes. But the biggest mistake is setting out without a clear picture of what you are looking for. Good Applicants Steer Clear First of all, think from the point of view of the applicants. They are trying to figure out what you are […]

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EEOC Vice-Chair: What’s Particularly Important for Employers?

  In yesterday’s Advisor, Leslie Silverman talked employers through changes at EEOC and OFCCP. Today, her tips for complying with the new ADA—ADAAA (ADA Amendments Act), which became effective January 1, 2009. Silverman, a partner at Proskauer, LLP, in Washington, D.C., and former vice chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), offered her take […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan on July 12. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? […]

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Monitoring Employees’ E-messages — Impact of Recent U.S. Ruling for Canada

By Derek Knoechel and Lorene Novakowski On June 17, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in City of Ontario v. Quon. This was its first decision regarding the monitoring of electronic communications in the workplace by employers. What impact, if any, will the Quon decision have on Canadian law regarding employer […]

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