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Picking the Perfect Personality Assessment Tests Grow in Popularity

July 24, 2011
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Personality assessments have been gaining popularity in the past decade, with a May 2011 study finding that more than 80 percent of the companies it surveyed employ some type of assessment either during the hiring process or when making talent management decisions internally.
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The Last Word Cultural Awareness

July 14, 2011
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Many people yearn to belong to an organization whose principles they share and can embrace in their daily work. And if corporate stewards tend the culture well, they can count on an engaged and committed workforce for many years to come.
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Workplace Regulations Provide Relief to Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Moms

July 14, 2011
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The American with Disabilities Act Amendments took effect in January 2009, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines for the legislation were not issued until this past March. Coupled with health care reform rules, the implications for pregnant women and new moms in the workplace may be significant.
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Workers, Employers Fret About Life After Retirement—25 Years Later

July 13, 2011
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Longevity is one of the largest factors retirees need to think about when turning 401(k) lump sums into a stream of monthly retirement payments. As the primary educators for accumulating retirement nest eggs, plan sponsors are going to need to adapt educational awareness to help employees understand the concept of making their retirement funds last. How are employers making this shift—from accumulation growth education to education about making money last?
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Software to Follow Rules and Boost Results

July 11, 2011
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In an era of stepped-up government enforcement, companies have no choice but to tackle compliance head-on. And they are tapping software tools to help them stay on the right side of the law as well as boost the bottom line.
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Marriott Hopes to Win With Facebook Game

July 11, 2011
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The novel interactive game, called My Marriott Hotel, was born out of the mega-hospitality corporation’s quest to fill 50,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2011.
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A Little Labor Knowledge Could Go a Long Way for HR as Unions Push Into Private Sector

July 11, 2011
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A more sophisticated approach to organizing and a more labor-friendly National Labor Relations Board make knowledge of current labor laws that deal with collective bargaining, the right to union representation during disciplinary situations and other employee rights increasingly important.
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How to Spot, Stop and Prevent On-the-Job Drug Abuse

July 8, 2011
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Unlike pre-hire testing, random testing is performed on an unannounced, unpredictable basis on existing employees. As such, it is a powerful long-term deterrent for curbing on-the-job substance abuse, since it poses a much higher threat of detection than pre-hire testing.
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Wal-Mart Ruling Convolutes Class-Action Landscape

July 5, 2011
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In a 5-4 ruling in the case of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Betty Dukes, et al., the high court reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed as many as 1.5 million current and former female Wal-Mart workers to sue the nation’s biggest private employer for back pay and punitive damages that could have totaled billions of dollars.
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