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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Use Performance Tools to Assess Applicants With Special Needs?

May 3, 2011
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Individuals with special needs (English as a second language, intellectual delays, mental health issues) constitute an ever-increasing proportion of our applicants. Which performance-assessment tools are available to help us screen these individuals in the most objective way?
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Richard as 'Rick' or 'Dick': One Charming, the Other Cantankerous

May 1, 2011
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Nicknames also can play a role in personality traits. The full name may be a signal of formality, while a nickname offers a different side of that person.
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It's No Game When Screening Résumés by a Name

May 1, 2011
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Although most recruiters aren't formally trained in onomatology, studies have shown that—consciously or not—candidates are sometimes assessed on the basis of a name.
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Is There a Bias Against Hiring the Jobless?

April 29, 2011
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Experts contend that employers increasingly discriminate against jobless Americans in hiring decisions, and such practices could violate equal opportunity laws.
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Five Things to Consider When Developing a Social Media Strategy

April 24, 2011
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HR managers can help their organizations utilize these sites while mitigating risk by creating a detailed policy for employees to follow and giving them the training they need to use the sites correctly.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Our HR Function Is Doubling Headcount. What Do We Need to Do to Prepare?

April 20, 2011
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I am one of two human resources generalists at our 300-employee company, which expects to at least double its headcount in 2011. My boss has instructed me to draw up a plan on how the HR department should be developed to keep pace with the growth. Where do I begin this daunting task?
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Home Improvement Retailers Staff Up for Their Holiday Season

April 14, 2011
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As the snow melts and days get longer, the home improvement bug hits homeowners every spring, which in turn spurs retailers such as the Home Depot and Lowe’s to go on a seasonal hiring binge as customers mend broken fences, and spruce up their lawns and gardens.
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Proper Planning Can Make Summer Internships a Warm Experience

April 13, 2011
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As their host employer, there is one simple thing you can do to assist them with this transition and in turn benefit from a more engaged and productive intern: commit to conducting an effective onboarding and orientation plan.
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McDonald's Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 People

April 4, 2011
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While the campaign’s primary goal is to change the perception of working at McDonald’s and recruit prospective employees, it comes at a time when more marketers, including the likes of Pizza Hut, Overstock.com and Southwest Airlines, have put forth their own workforce as the stars of their advertising.
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Four HR Skills Critical in Turning Around a Crappy Culture

March 29, 2011
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If creating or fixing a company culture that delivers true employee experience were easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s hard, and it requires the commitment of your C-level executives and HR pros who can do more than process transactions or plan the next company outing.
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