Our manufacturing company is gearing up to do significant hiring of line workers. During interviews, we want to ask questions that give a glimpse into the emotional intelligence of applicants. Which particular types of tests would prove useful in this regard?
The 2009 human swine flu outbreak continues to grow in the U.S. and internationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports additional cases of confirmed swine influenza and a number of hospitalizations of swine flu patients.Read More
The Institute for Business & Home Safety is urging organizations to review their preparedness for an influenza pandemic.Read More
Here are tools, resources and background information on swine flu and on past influenza-related issues to help you prepare you business and workforce for a possible widespread outbreak of the disease.Read More
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said it is ‘absolutely right’ for the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to reconsider two controversial case decisions.Read More
While the external hacker is something companies have learned to defend against, the internal data breach threat is growing. Tools are still evolving to thwart insider thefts of company information.Read More
The Internal Revenue Service has released eagerly anticipated guidance on the new federal COBRA premium subsidies available to employees who lose their jobs.Read More
Our general manager has assigned human resources the task of conducting an audit by the end of the first quarter to confirm that we are in compliance with federal labor laws and regulations. It would obviously be a massive project to determine whether there are any possible problems related to any law, regulation or court interpretation, but I’m wondering: Are there tools available that could help us with doing at least a general audit?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a public entity was justified in refusing to certify the results of two fire department promotional exams on grounds that the tests may have had a disparate impact on African-Americans.Read More
Study’s co-author notes that while shortsighted executives are part of the problem, much of the responsibility lies with HR departments themselves.Read More