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Japan’s passive-aggressive way of forcing out workers
ajw.asahi.com

Rather than fire their worst workers, some Japanese companies are allegedly sending them to “banishment rooms,” where they’re given meaningless tasks such as staring at a TV monitor for 10 hours a day. The practice — reportedly in place at Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic — is meant to drive workers to quit of their […]

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Oregon poised to expand workplace protections for unpaid interns
www.oregonlive.com

Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimination and would make it easier for them to pursue legal action against employers. The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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U.S. jobs measure shows little progress in May
www.latimes.com

A key measure of U.S. job creation came in well short of expectations for May, suggesting a slowdown in employment growth as the effect of government budget cuts spills over into the private sector. The monthly report by payroll processing firm ADP showed growth of 135,000 jobs, a figure suggesting only slow progress in paring […]

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Warning signs that your employees are overburdened
www.entrepreneur.com

any companies loaded their employees with extra responsibilities to survive the recession, but this strategy could cause problems in the future, Wensdy Von Buskirk writes. You might need to re-evaluate your approach if operational bottlenecks have appeared, customers are unhappy or employees are feeling burned out, she writes.

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How to Engage New Hires From Day One
blog.ziprecruiter.com

More candidates with less effort? Yes, it’s possible. Learn how» Engaging new employees is challenging but critical. They often lack the confidence, experience, and alignment that long-term employ…

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An agile response to a changing recruitment landscape
recruitmentbuzz.co.uk

The role of the inhouse recruiter has changed forever. Gone is the transactional mindset, in a world where external perception counts for everything, todays recruiters works far more holistically.

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How to Recruit Veterans [Video]
www.facebook.com

Learn how to recruit veterans in the latest episode of The Jm Stroud Show.

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Mourn The Loss Of Odwalla, Mourn The Loss Of Your Job
techcrunch.com

I’ve been part of 7 or so layoffs/buyouts over the years and the one constant indicator as to how the companies financials were doing was the snacks, and if you went from getting those kick ass gel glide pens, and the next week, it’s a simple stick bic. Yup, time to update the CV.

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Didn’t Get the Job? You’ll Never Know Why [Video]
online.wsj.com

It’s a painful conundrum of the job search process: rejected candidates want to understand why they didn’t get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes.

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ZipRecruiter’s Top Tips for Job Seekers
blog.ziprecruiter.com

Because we talk to hiring managers every day, job seekers often ask us what they can do to improve their application materials. Here’s our advice…

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Hurray! We have welcomed our 1,000th customer!  |  Qandidate.com
qandidate.com

Qandidate.com, the free recruitment system announced today it has welcomed its 1000th unique customer in little more than 3 months since the introduction of the public beta version.

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How Would You Feel If Your Co-Workers Decided Your Bonus?
www.fastcoexist.com

Employee of the month and “spot award”-type bonuses leave it to managers to decide who’s doing a good job. If they like a particular employee, lucky them; if not, tough luck.

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What Makes a Great Hiring Manager
www.payscale.com

Today’s rapidly changing business world requires successful human resources managers and financial executives to stay informed. With helpful topics like compensation management, employee retention and talent management, Compensation Today helps keep you up-to-date.

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How can you bring your employees closer?
upandrunning.bplans.com

Find a subject that makes everyone realize they need to LEARN, not teach, dictate or lead. Work together to discover information about that topic. In addition to being fun, it may have surprising effects over time in creative brainstorming, strategy and customer relations, while bringing your team closer together.

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