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Maternity Leave in America: You’re Doing it Wrong
resnarkable.com

America is the only first world country without a minimum parental leave policy. Babies are home alone. And the prisons are full. We’re doing it wrong.

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Unconventional employee rewards more cheerful than check
triblive.com

The $500 holiday shopping spree offered to Dynamic Ceramics employees is an example of the creative ways employers are finding to reward their workers.

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Why the December Holidays Are Great for Recruitment
www.fordyceletter.com

Years ago a recruiting colleague of mine and I had a difference of opinion. We placed in exactly the same specialty niche, but we disagreed about which time of the year was the most effective.

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Third of job-seekers failed to land an interview in 2013
www.benefitspro.com

The good news? A majority of the unemployed surveyed by Beyond.com are confident they will find a job in 2014.

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7 Ways to Energize Employees for the Retail Holiday Season
smallbiztrends.com

For retailers, the holiday season is akin to a marathon and you need to energize employees so that they make it to the finish line. Here’s how.

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The Thing Employees Want Most From a Job
www.businessnewsdaily.com

Money isn’t everything, employees say. This is what many workers would rather have.

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The Resume is Endangered, But (Unfortunately) Not Extinct
blog.rivs.com

For years we have heard about the resume and its impending doom, but it seems to be holding on. For candidates, extinction cannot come soon enough.

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Sourcing Influence: The Future of Recruiting
blog.rivs.com

At RIVS, we raise our coffee mugs to efficient hiring.

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Who Goes to Work to Have Fun?
www.nytimes.com

Trying to make employees happy may achieve the reverse.

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66% of Americans back minimum wage increase, poll finds
www.washingtonpost.com

An increase in minimum wage to cope with economic inequality has support from two-thirds of Americans, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say federal policy is distorted to benefit the rich at the expense of Americans who are less well off. Almost 60% of respondents say Congress should act to […]

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The American Way of Hiring Is Making Long-Term Unemployment Worse
blogs.hbr.org

Older, well-educated workers who get laid off don’t have an easier time finding jobs than older workers with less education, and in some cases older job seekers’ qualifications can work against them, says Ofer Sharone, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is conducting research on the issue. Older workers who do find […]

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Warren bill ends credit checks on job applicants
thehill.com

Employers would be barred from checking the credit scores of job applicants under legislation proposed Tuesdayby Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. “This is about basic fairness — let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills,” Warren said.

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It’s official: Higher pay attracts better workers
qz.com

It may seem like common sense that if you want to lure better workers, you should pay higher wages. Yet employers and economic theorists alike aren’t sure that is a true, since high pay might attract job applicants who are in it just for the money. So what is an employer to do?

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How an Auction Can Identify Your Best Talent
blogs.hbr.org

Corporate functions are essentially monopolies, with no incentive to compete.

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