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Talking down to your workers? Stop
www.greatleadershipbydan.com

Too many bosses treat employees in condescending or patronizing ways, writes Dan McCarthy. Avoiding certain phrases or ideas can help you to stop seeming so pompous, but it’s important to remember that you’ll always come across badly if you secretly believe you’re better than your workers. “A simple phase like ‘How are you doing today’ […]

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Could the EEOC use your email system to fish for clients?
www.hrmorning.com

Wait — the EEOC is now trying to drum up business through email?   So it would seem. And a lot of businesspeople are up in arms over it — none more than the folks at heavy equipment manufacturer …

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How to Use Criminal Background Checks and Not Get Sued
smallbiztrends.com

The law on the use of criminal background checks in hiring employees is unclear. This explains how you can use them safely and not get sued.

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Blacks feel whites have advantage in job market
www.upi.com

As in 1963, a majority U.S. blacks now say they believe whites have the advantage in the job market, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.

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Five Ways to Avoid Problems With Background Checks
www.workforce.com

Laws provide guidelines for requesting criminal history information and define when an employer may make an employment decision based on such information.

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How to Conduct a Thorough Employee Relations Investigation
www.business2community.com

Workplace investigations should be carried out by someone who is well-trained and impartial, and there should be guidelines in place for documenting and communicating findings and protecting confidentiality, June Jeong writes. “All questions should be non-suggestive, open ended and probing,” Jeong writes.

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Most employers say they’re ready for PPACA
www.benefitspro.com

Keas said its survey of more than 100 HR professionals found that three-quarters of them had taken steps to meet the law’s original Jan. 1 deadline, and another 58 percent were confident they would be fully compliant by then.

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Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled
www.wtop.com

Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.

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5 Solutions to Fix EEOC’s Concerns with Background Checks
www.employeescreen.com

It’s time for the EEOC to stop focusing on employers’ use of background checks and instead tackle the real underlying issues leading to discrimination.

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Airlines Keep Passengers Safe with Employment Background Checks
www.employeescreen.com

At a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet, airline passengers want to rest easy knowing that they are in good hands and will safely make it to their destination.

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You’re Wasting Your Time With Reference Checks
www.profitguide.com

Candidate-supplied references are usually nothing more than glowing reviews. There are smarter ways to see if someone will fit.

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Mad mom sues over denial of breast-feeding accommodation at job
www.bostonglobe.com

A mother in New Hampshire is suing her former employer over its decision to deny her permission to leave the office every day in order to breast-feed her son. The woman was fired after she failed to return to work when her maternity leave ended. Employers must accommodate breast-feeding mothers by allowing them to pump […]

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Best-Paid Women in S&P 500 Settle for Less Remuneration
www.bloomberg.com

Even the few women who’ve managed to advance to the C-suite don’t get equal pay.

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How To Fire People
www.businessinsider.com

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord explains the best way to fire people who aren’t performing up to par: No more six-month improvement plans.

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