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Rural Renaissance

May 20, 2013
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Recruiting for jobs in remote locations like North Dakota's Bakken region isn't easy. But recruiting from the local population can help a company fill open positions in rural areas faster than targeting candidates from big cities.
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College Grads, Ready or Not? Employers Think Not

April 30, 2013
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Two-thirds of all hiring managers don't believe recent college graduates are ready for the office, according to a recent survey.
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They Are Worth More

April 25, 2013
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Retail and fast-food restaurant workers in Chicago are protesting for a wage increase today, April 24.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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How Do We Repair Engagement Following Layoffs?

April 17, 2013
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What are some practical ways to boost engagement following announcement of layoffs? It's not that great to start with and I expect it will get worse. —On Edge, director of human resources, finance/insurance/real estate, Denver
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Is Bullying the New Sexual Harassment?

April 17, 2013
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Office ogres exact not only an emotional cost but a monetary one. They can poison productivity, stifle creativity, and force good employees out the door.
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The Final Four Verdict: Rutgers Fouls Out

April 17, 2013
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Rutgers is a fine institution committed to building a respectful community. Parsing abusive conduct without regard to its impact on that community, its organizational values, reputation and overall brand is narrow, shortsighted and unworthy of the university.
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A Look at Abercrombie and Fitch's 'Look' Policies

April 15, 2013
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If you hope to claim an undue hardship defense to a religious accommodation claim based on your company's image, you need to have the hard data to back your claim. Hypothetical hardships likely will not carry the day.
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All In Favor of Improving Maternity Leave Policies?

April 15, 2013
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At a time when businesses are expecting more from their employees than ever before, I feel a little reciprocity is in order. Companies could simply go beyond the pregnancy discrimination laws and FMLA leave policies and give their employees longer and compensated maternity leave.
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Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: A Portrait of the Next Generation

April 12, 2013
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Neil Howe, president and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, refers to people in their late teens as late-wave millennials. Howe says an important quality of this cohort is that they place a higher importance on education than older millennials.
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