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Pay raises continue gradual growth of about 3%
www.benefitspro.com

U.S. employees are starting to see the effects of the economic recovery in their paychecks, according to the latest Mercer compensation report.

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Games Interviewers Play: Why Job Candidates Are Asked to Do Strange Things
www.businessweek.com

Be prepared for anything when you are looking for a job, from personality assessments to playing Wasabi Waiter.

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U.S. productivity recovers after steep first quarter fall
www.denverpost.com

U.S. worker productivity, which saw a 31-year-record annualized drop of 4.5% in the first quarter, bounced back for a 2.5% gain in the second quarter, an improvement that points to low inflation. The first-quarter performance was chalked up to severe weather and reduced business stockpiling.

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Ban the Box Has Jumped the Shark- It’s Getting Ugly Employers
www.employeescreen.com

The employer community needs to push back. Employers can’t just sit back anymore and think that these laws are benign. At the least, they are creating an administrative nightmare. At worst, the plaintiff’s attorneys are standing by waiting for your first misstep.

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Muppet Performers Share What It Was Like To Work For Jim Henson
www.fastcompany.com

What kind of boss was the Muppet creator? A look into his leadership style, from those who knew him best.

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How to Become the Recruiter of Choice for Contractors
www.recruitingblogs.com

It appears that we are now entering a candidate-driven market in BOTH the direct hire AND contract staffing worlds.  As candidates increasingly choose contract…

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Lessons from Jesus: Injecting Faith and Fervor into YOUR Workplace
hrschoolhouse.com

Be passionate about hiring to your culture. Maintain a strong foundation. Have FUN to destroy negativity. Reminisce. Workplace. Culture.

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Mobile Now Accounts for Half of All Job Searches
blog.indeed.com

Mobile job search is not a thing of the future, it is a reality today. Half of all job searches on Indeed come from a mobile device, and now, employers can reach this highly engaged audience.

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LinkedIn: Busted for U.S. wage law violations, sued for “injury” to users
corcodilos.com

LinkedIn comes up a mess these days as members cry foul, court lets a consumer class action proceed, and U.S. Department of Labor makes LinkedIn pay nearly $6 million in restitution and damages for wage law violations. Were you affected?

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Simply Hired Report Finds Job Openings Grew 1.74% in July 2014
www.businesswire.com

Simply Hired today released its August 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report, which finds that nationwide job openings grew 1.74% month-over-month in July.

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Harassment is more difficult to prove than discrimination
hr.blr.com

A federal appeals court has ruled that a black electrician can move forward with claims of race discrimination and retaliation, but that he had insufficient evidence to proceed with a claim of harassment. The case demonstrates that discrimination and retaliation claims are much less likely to be dismissed than harassment claims, lawyers at Jack Nelson […]

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Smaller 401(k)s outperform bigger plans
www.benefitspro.com

The smallest 401(k) plans are performing better than big ones, based on a Judy Diamond Associates analysis that looks at participation rates, contribution rates, return on investment and absence of signs of distress.

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Should That Employee Be Fired? Ask These 5 Questions First.
www.entrepreneur.com

Terminating a worker is a big decision that should be done with care, so carefully evaluate these factors before taking any action.

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Look for Macgyverisms When Hiring a Recruiter
fistfuloftalent.com

It came up again last week, one of my favorite things to pontificate about: how to hire a good recruiter. This time, I was sitting in a meeting with a team that is planning to revamp their recruiting program this year. We spent hours brainstorming and talking about recruiting strategies that promote accountability, visibility and […]

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