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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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Facebook: The New Recruit in the Recruiting Game

December 9, 2011
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Watch out LinkedIn: a raft of new recruiting apps help companies better scout for talent from inside Facebook, the 800 million member social network.
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Best Practices for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

December 7, 2011
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From the National Employment Law Project's guide Criminal Background Checks: A Best Practices Guide for Employers:
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Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases

December 1, 2011
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Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers.
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How Do We Determine an Applicant's Flexibility and Problem-Solving Skill?

November 16, 2011
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I have been told to look for the following traits/competencies when interviewing job applicants: 1) adaptability/flexibility 2) problem-solving Which particular questions should we ask? —Hiring for Attitude, recruitment specialist, Milan, Italy
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How Do We Effectively Recruit Our Next Execs?

October 27, 2011
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What steps do we take to develop an effective executive-selection process? —Changes at the Top, Director of Staffing and Selection, St. Louis
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New Tool Gauges Cost Benefits When Hiring Disabled Workers

October 25, 2011
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The tool focuses on three federal tax incentive programs: the Work Opportunity Credit, which can provide a maximum $2,400 tax credit; the Disabled Access Credit, which helps small businesses defray the cost of providing special equipment; and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, which provides a deduction of up to $15,000 for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
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Mercer CEO Resigns to Head Retirement Policy Center

October 7, 2011
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The purpose of the center, Marsh & McLennan announced Oct. 4, ‘will be to become a catalyst for new ideas and perspectives on retirement and to educate the public and key constituents on retirement public policy issues.’
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Curb Toxic Employee Behaviors?

August 29, 2011
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I am HR Manager a nonprofit mental-health organization. Many managers are complaining about poor workplace behaviors of employees. Although not illegal, these behaviors are unhealthy and unproductive. Employees do not seem capable of getting along with each other, and it's harming our ability to work efficiently. What can I do to address these behaviors and improve this toxic work environment?
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