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Lagging Economy Aside, Interviewees Say the Darndest Things

February 24, 2012
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Job board giant CareerBuilder listed some of the most unusual interview experiences based on an online survey of more than 3,000 employers.
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Prospects for Boost in Employee Mass Transit Tax Breaks Dim

February 23, 2012
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The history of the higher mass transit tax break goes back to 2009, when lawmakers approved an economic stimulus measure that allowed employees to reduce their taxable salaries by up to $230 a month to pay for mass transit expenses.
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Staffing a Chief Worry for Health Care IT

February 22, 2012
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A Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey found that almost 90 percent of respondents plan to complete their conversion to the new federally mandated ICD-10 medical codes used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures by the Oct. 31, 2013, deadline.
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Well-Trained Managers Can Curb Attrition

February 20, 2012
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It may not always be a straight-line connection, but managers exert great influence on whether top performers stay or go.
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Getting to the Heart of Retention

February 20, 2012
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It's logical to conclude that poor managers are at the heart of the problem, says Richard Finnegan, co-founder of the Retention Institute and author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

February 16, 2012
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Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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'Kelly Girl' Turns 66: An Interview With Carl Camden

February 16, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Richard Rothschild speaks with Kelly Services Inc. president and CEO Carl Camden. For Kelly, it all began with a secretary who couldn't work because she was too ill. Sixty-six years later, it has become a multinational job placement company that finds temporary employment for 530,000 workers annually. With 8,000 full-time employees worldwide, the Troy, Michigan-based company's iconic image remains the “Kelly Girls,” those well-dressed women who would show up for office assignments wearing white gloves. Indeed, many observers still refer to the company with the words, “Oh, you're the Kelly Girls.”
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IT Employment Hits All-Time High

February 8, 2012
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On an annual basis, IT jobs were up 3.4 percent in 2011, more than double the rate of growth that IT employment experienced in 2010 of 1.5 percent.
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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EEOC Files Sex Bias Suit Against Mavis Discount Tire

February 6, 2012
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Filed Jan. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the suit accuses Mavis Discount Tire and its allied companies of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
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