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Hit Parade

February 27, 2009
Kroll’s Hit Ratio Report provides key statistics for the seven most common employment screening criteria and industry-specific ratios of “hits,” or instances in which the background screening revealed a violation, inaccuracy or result that could affect employability.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Stop Chronic Misbehavior?

February 18, 2009
A number of people in my organization have been caught and terminated on disciplinary grounds. It seems T&D sessions to educate people are bearing no fruit, and the frequency of incidents has increased further in line with the deteriorating economy. How could we sift out undesirable personality traits such as unethical behavior and business practices?
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Union Fund Sues Over Madoff Investment

February 17, 2009
The Pension Fund for Hospital and Health Care Employees of Philadelphia files a class-action suit against Austin Capital Management over investment losses tied to Bernard Madoff.
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More Labor for HR

January 30, 2009
The incoming Obama administration and pro-worker legislation lined up on Capitol Hill are poised to increase human resources’ administrative burden. Could this be the end of strategic HR?
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House Passes Stimulus Bill With COBRA Subsidy

January 28, 2009
A federal subsidy to help laid-off workers extend their employer health care passedthe House. The measure includes a provision making employers responsible for extending health coverage permanently to any former employee 55 or older or a former employee who worked for their company for at least 10 years.
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