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SHRM Survey Reveals Help Wanted Sign is Out—Sort Of

November 27, 2011
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Companies this past year began hiring replacements for laid-off workers, but the percentage hiring for new jobs took a nosedive.
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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
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It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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Is ‘Giganomics' the Future of Your Online Workforce?

November 15, 2011
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Gigwalk is the latest entry in the slowly growing field of online labor exchanges. Services like this only may work well for certain kinds of jobs and tasks, but if the fit is right, it offers an opportunity for predictable and high-quality work.
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Surveys Focus on Veterans' Employment

November 11, 2011
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A CareerBuilder survey found that 20 percent of employers plan to actively recruit U.S. veterans over the next 12 months while a separate survey by Monster.com found that 69 percent of firms found that veterans perform their job functions 'much better' than non-veterans.
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The Undocumented Side of Hiring

November 9, 2011
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Employers can guard against hiring undocumented workers by becoming familiar with federal regulations and enforcement practices. The primary document reviewed by federal agencies is the Form I-9.
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ADP's Next Big Things

November 4, 2011
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ADP's product launches and acquisitions are part of a plan to expand ancillary services, international operations and human resources and business process outsourcing, which while still small, are growing three times faster than its mainstay payroll business, according to one analyst.
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Tech Tools for Hiring Disabled Candidates

November 4, 2011
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Here are some handy tools when considering hiring disabled workers.
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Groupon puts Employees—and Investors—on Notice as IPO Nears

October 28, 2011
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The Chicago-based website offering deep discounts on local businesses has been more aggressive in doing performance reviews, starting earlier this year. It raised quotas and began holding employees more accountable to those targets and forcing out those who couldn't hit them.
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New Tool Gauges Cost Benefits When Hiring Disabled Workers

October 25, 2011
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The tool focuses on three federal tax incentive programs: the Work Opportunity Credit, which can provide a maximum $2,400 tax credit; the Disabled Access Credit, which helps small businesses defray the cost of providing special equipment; and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, which provides a deduction of up to $15,000 for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
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