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Making the Business Case for Hiring Autistic Workers

July 16, 2012
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One advocate did a year's worth of homework before presenting the economic benefits to the board of her company.
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What Are Drawbacks and Advantages of Performance Appraisals Without Rating Scores?

June 28, 2012
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My company is considering using a performance appraisal that does not have scores or ratings. How popular (or not) is this type of approach? What are the pros and cons? I'm trying to gain some knowledge about best practices in this area. —To Rate or Not to Rate, Performance Analyst, financial services, Des Moines, Iowa
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Do Background Checks Really Help Us Avoid Hiring a Problem Child?

June 19, 2012
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We are evaluating the benefits of background checks. Do they really work as advertised? —Call Me Skeptical, Director, Nonprofit, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Code Foo Challenge Punches a Hole Through Résumés

May 19, 2012
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The six-week program hires coders based on skill, passion and eagerness to learn rather than résumé and experience.
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Ford Profit Sharing

April 20, 2012
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Personnel Journal, July 1927, pages 75-86: The Ford profit sharing plan reached its crest and saw its decline in the period from 1914 to 1920. The plan combined the novel features of payment of profit rates in advance, qualification in terms of character, habits, and proper living, and a minimum of five dollars for an eight hour day.
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Automated Reference Checking: Better Intel in a Fraction of the Time

March 15, 2012
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Armed with this software, not only can companies obtain better feedback from references, but also they can obtain more of it per candidate.
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A Look in at LinkedIn's Recommendations Features

March 15, 2012
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Unlike reference checking tools such as Pre-Hire 360, there's nothing anonymous about the LinkedIn recommendation process.
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New York City Ordered to Pay $128M to Minority Firefighter Applicants

March 12, 2012
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The lawsuit originally was filed in 2007. In July 2009, Judge Garaufis ruled that the New York City Fire Department's reliance on two written exams constituted employment discrimination against minorities in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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