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IBM settles with US Justice Department over job listings
www.reuters.com

IBM has agreed to pay $44,400 in civil penalties to settle allegations that certain of its online job postings preferred foreign workers with temporary work visas over U.S. citizens.

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How Caterpillar boosts morale with social activities
www.pjstar.com

About 25,000 Caterpillar employees have participated in company-sponsored social activities such as fishing and bowling over the past decade, says Karen Scheffler, who helps plan the events. The company also hosts seasonal celebrations such as the Holiday Show and Autumn Adventure.

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Fear factor: Are your job candidates unqualified or terrified?
thenextweb.com

Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews.

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Why it pays to treat your workers like human beings
www.hiredaily.com

Companies should aim to humanize business operations by giving employees space to act like real, authentic people and to make decisions for themselves, writes Jamie Notter. How to achieve that differs for every company, but actions will always trump words. “Enron had nice statements in their lobby about things like integrity and honesty, but that […]

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4 Types of Referral Programs Every Business Needs
www.hiredaily.com

You need to keep your referral generation efforts front and center and build many and varied touchpoints along the customer referral journey.

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Why Your Boss Cares If You’re Happy
www.fastcoexist.com

Companies from Google to Bank of America are investing in ways to measure how happy their employees are–and how to make them happier. But does that…

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Top Talent, Tight Wallet: 4 Budget-Friendly Ways to Reward Employees
www.thedailymuse.com

When your company is strapped for cash, bonuses aren’t exactly an option. Instead try one of these creative ways to incentivize your employees.

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Unemployment rate is over 20% for poorest U.S. households
www.npr.org

The unemployment rate for families earning less than $20,000 is more than 21% but only 3.2% for households earning more than $150,000 a year, according to an analysis of federal data. When factoring in the underemployed or those who have stopped search for work, the “underutilized” rate for households earning less than $20,000 is about […]

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Looking to Reach Millennials? Be Where the Action Is
www.entrepreneur.com

Know your online platforms to be part of Gen Y’s digital experience.

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Exercise Healthy Recruiting Every Day of the Week [Infographic]
www.bullhorn.com

Focus on one staffing metric per day to get started with business intelligence. In order to become more involved and engaged with your data, it’s important to schedule time for analysis into your daily routine. Use the metrics calendar below to track critical metrics throughout the workweek to improve your data quality and ultimately build […]

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Find a Job Faster — Create an Online Resume With WordPress
blog.ziprecruiter.com

Job seekers, don’t get lost in the crowd. Create a digital resume with WordPress and get noticed faster.

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HourlyNerd raises $750k VC funds
aimgroup.com

HourlyNerd, the hire-a-consultant startup of Harvard Business School students, has just secured $750,000 in seed money, with $450,000 of it from Mark Cuban, venture capitalist and owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

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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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Here’s why your career site sucks
www.ere.net

Job seekers get most frustrated during the online application process when they don’t receive a response from the employer, when it takes too much time to apply and when they don’t have access to compensation data, Rick Moore writes. Easy fixes for these problems include setting up an auto-response function and cutting down on the […]

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