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The Expanded Definition of Disability

February 9, 2014
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The EEOC’s move to broaden the number of people who may be entitled to ADA protections could increase an employer’s risk of a lawsuit.
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People Moves, February 2014

February 9, 2014
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Katherine O’Brien tapped as CHRO at New York Life Insurance; Ashley Goldsmith to CHRO at Workday; Lisa Connell to executive director of HRPA.
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Tasty Careers Without Cubicles Are Brewing

February 9, 2014
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Craft brewing has enjoyed a renaissance since then-President Jimmy Carter signed a bill in 1978, and employment in the industry is bubbling, too.
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Avoiding the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of Employment Law

February 4, 2014
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The so-called “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law is: workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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How I Spent My Summer: High School Internships Boost Job Prospects, Survey Finds

February 3, 2014
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Roughly 70 percent of companies said that high school students who complete their internship programs are likely to land a college internship as well.
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YourForce: A Valentine to Your Employees — and From Us

January 31, 2014
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Where is the love? It’s a question your employees are probably asking even if Valentine’s Day isn’t looming like a giant heart-shaped cloud.
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How Do We Choose From Similar Candidates?

January 30, 2014
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Our leadership team is looking at several managers for potential promotion. All the candidates are good, but we can only promote one. There isn’t a great deal to separate them — each person has assets and deficits. Since the margin of difference is small, what can we do to make sure we make the right choice? — Talent Scout, director of development, electronics, Scottsdale, Arizona


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What Do We Do About Bickering Employees?

January 30, 2014
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We have employees in a work area who are constantly bickering among themselves. They start rumors about each other, even though they've been warned of disciplinary action regarding their behavior. How close are we to completely losing our professional environment? — Frazzled, compliance and ethics officer, contracting and consulting, Madison, Mississippi
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What Questions Define Our Learning and Development Culture?

January 30, 2014
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I have been given the task of defining the learning and development culture of our workforce (using Six Sigma tools). What type of questions should be included in our first employee survey? They need to be kept simple and to avoid "bias" in the responses. — Finding Who Are We, HR administrative assistant, manufacturing, Sydney, Australia
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Affordable Care Act Brings Differing Prognoses on What It Means for Jobs

January 30, 2014
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Some predict the widespread elimination of full-time jobs, but others see opportunities for new businesses and growth.
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