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NLRB Continues to Attack Facially Neutral Employment Policies

September 17, 2012
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Employers, I wish I could whisk up a magical elixir to solve this problem. Alas, at least for the time being, we are stuck with the NLRB's intrusiveness into the world of work rules, and the grave uncertainty that comes along for the ride.
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Survey: Workforce Strategy Not a Priority

August 29, 2012
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About 78 percent of employers lack a workforce strategy to garner hard-to-find talent, according to the survey conducted by the ManpowerGroup's Strategic Workforce Consulting business.
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After Aetna fires Rush, Rush drops Aetna

August 28, 2012
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The change comes after Aetna late last year canceled its contract with Rush to provide care to Aetna patients, effective January 1. Rush refused to accept a roughly 30 percent cut in reimbursement rates.
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Most Employees Say Benefits Enrollment Information Lacking: Survey

August 24, 2012
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Fifty-two percent of workers indicated their employers have not distributed any communication regarding upcoming open enrollment periods. Thirty-nine percent said they were only somewhat prepared for open enrollments, while 26 percent said they were unprepared or very unprepared.
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Small Bank Spies Hiring Opportunity

August 21, 2012
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New hires have been attracted to the bank because it doesn't have layer upon layer of management, so its bankers have a closer working relationship with clients than they would at a larger bank.
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How Do We Become a Learning Organization?

August 14, 2012
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During management meetings, discussion invariably turns toward the subject of continuous change. We want to become a learning organization, making any necessary changes that will help us be more customer-oriented. We're having trouble getting beyond the discussion phase, though. How do I persuade our management team to let human resources spearhead this cultural change? —On the Sidelines but Hoping to Play, HR manager, publishing, Sydney
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Move Over, Millennials

August 14, 2012
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When many people envision digital startups, they think of young, would-be Mark Zuckerbergs in hoodies and T-shirts spending late nights coding at a company with a name that's missing a vowel. There is, however, a small but growing number of over-forties trying their hand at Web 2.0 entrepreneurship.
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New Rules on Hiring Veterans, Disabled Unnecessary: Report

August 9, 2012
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The OFCCP has proposed regulations intended to strengthen the requirements in hiring veterans who are protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.
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HR Not Whining About Winemaker's Sustainability Rating

July 16, 2012
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Companies nationwide are learning that sustainability has taken on a new holistic view of how the company treats the Earth and its inhabitants—particularly employees, stakeholders and customers.
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