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Dissident Group Sounds Off on Perceived SHRM Show Snub

June 3, 2011
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As the largest HR professional association prepares for its 63rd annual conference in Las Vegas, frustration among some members is growing. The SHRM Members for Transparency website lists 46 official members—most are former board chairs and board members of SHRM, the SHRM Foundation and the HRCI.
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Small, Midsize Firms Overlook Social Media Risks, Legal Experts Say

June 3, 2011
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Small and midsize businesses rarely purchase social media coverage, several experts say. It’s usually the largest companies that purchase such protection.
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Companies Look to Capitalize on Viral Voices

May 27, 2011
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Thanks in part to the explosion of social media, more employers are capitalizing on the credibility and power of employee word-of-mouth.
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More Companies Go With Online Tests to Fill in the Blanks

May 27, 2011
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Employment assessments can range from online exams for a specific computer skill to personality tests intended to predict customer service prowess to extensive evaluations of potential executives.
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Corporate America Embracing Their Version of the Peace Corps

May 24, 2011
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Overseas corporate volunteer projects are proving to benefit both the employer and employee. Several companies are sending bands of highly skilled employees to foreign countries on a variety of volunteer projects.
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Practical Effects of 'Cat's Paw' Ruling in USERRA Case Still Unclear for Employers

May 20, 2011
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The Supreme Court said the ‘singular influence’ test was too restrictive in light of USERRA, which states that an employer may be held liable for discrimination if a person’s membership in the military is a ‘motivating factor’ in the employer’s action.
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NASA's Mission: Launching More Young Careers

May 20, 2011
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Because of a big recruitment surge in the mid-1980s, followed by a hiring freeze lasting through most of the 1990s, the average employee age at NASA exceeded 47 by 2007 and less than 20 percent of the federal agency’s workers were under 40.
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Employer Liable Under USERRA in 'Cats' Paw' Ruling

May 14, 2011
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Employers should be careful to investigate anti-discrimination claims, rather than simply relying on supervisor’s input, to avoid ‘cat’s paw’ liability.
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HR's 10 Top Concerns

May 10, 2011
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The Employers Resource Association’s membership of 1,300 companies in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana generates more than 8,000 calls each year to its HR hot line. Most of the questions are considered the staples of HR management.
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Trendy Topics Grab Ink, but HR Hot Line Reveals Basic Workplace Worries

May 10, 2011
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While workplace issues such as bedbugs, social media and background checks have been heavily covered in the mainstream and business media, a recent top 10 list indicates that HR frets about such day-to-day issues as FMLA, performance management, discipline and termination.
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