• Failure to hire due to sex? Ask a Rhode Island jury

    November 23, 2015 | HR News

    By Joseph M. Cooper and Meghan E. SiketEmployers often will seek to end employment lawsuits before trial using a procedural device called a “motion for summary judgment,” essentially asking the judge to decide, without a trial, to dismiss the case because it lacks any legal merit. However, the U.S. District Court for the District of End excerpt

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  • Indirect supervisor’s comments could prevent employer victory

    November 23, 2015 | HR News

    By Matthew R. Brunkhorst A terminated employee’s claim of age discrimination under Missouri law was tossed out by a trial court after it determined that an indirect supervisor wasn’t a decision maker in the employee’s termination and his age-related comments were only “stray remarks.” On appeal, however, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which End excerpt

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  • 17 crucial elements for an effective Millennial recruiting video

    November 23, 2015 | HR News

    By Ryan Jenkins For more tips on effectively recruiting Millennials, attend our live webinar “Next Generation Recruiting: 5 Proven Strategies to Attract Top Millennial Talent” on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. As a bonus for attending, you’ll learn the five phases to successfully embracing change. Finding talent for your organization is an ongoing process. It’s even End excerpt

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  • Clear and consistent performance evaluations pave way for victory

    November 23, 2015 | HR News

    By Joseph M. Cooper and Meghan E. Siket It can be difficult to maintain a consistent performance evaluation process that clearly conveys constructive criticism and negative feedback when it’s merited. A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit— which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—affirmed the dismissal of End excerpt

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  • Food manufacturer pays millions in back wages to temporary workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    According to a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) press release, two federal investigations have found that temporary production line workers at J&J Snack Foods Corp., a North American manufacturer and distributor of popular food and beverages, were significantly cheated out of their wages by the company and two staffing firms hired to provide the workers. J&J’s products include End excerpt

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  • Freedom and opportunities for collaboration are cherished benefits, survey finds

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    A newly released survey from Jive Software, Inc. in Palo Alto, California, finds that seven out of ten (72%) employees want to use more technology in the workplace that enables them to work from anywhere. Furthermore, the same percentage state that the freedom to try new tools makes them more effective in their jobs, with 43% finding End excerpt

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  • 10 Key Strengths All Great Managers Share

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    Matthew Hayes discusses ten key strengths managers share in a BLR webinar entitled ‘All-Star Supervisors: 90 Minutes Gives Them the Key Traits They Need to Effectively Lead & Succeed.’ He provides the following information regarding ten key strengths that all great managers in your organization should have: Planning: Star managers develop results focused plans of action. Organization: Great management End excerpt

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  • ‘I love my job but I’m leaving,’ say 42% of very satisfied workers in new survey

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    Nearly one out of two employees who said they are very satisfied with their organizations and their jobs (45% and 42%, respectively) are also looking to leave, according to recentInside Employees’ Minds™ research, which surveyed 3,000 people representing a complete cross-section of the US workforce. The new survey from Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, End excerpt

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  • Independent Contractors vs. Employees: DOL is Knocking

    November 3, 2015 | HR News

    By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor Whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is critical when it comes to important issues such as pension eligibility, workers’ compensation coverage, wage and hour law, and many other matters. Employers frequently retain the services of independent contractors (also referred to as consultants or freelancers) to assist End excerpt

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  • Confidence levels among manufacturing and logistics workers continues to rise

    September 30, 2015 | HR News

    The Randstad Manufacturing & Logistics Employee Confidence Index (ECI) rose from 55.9 at year-end 2014 to 60.8 points in mid-year 2015, representing an increase of 4.9 points. This is the second straight wave of growth in the ECI among this group, which was 53.3 one year ago. The online survey, conducted by Harris Poll among End excerpt

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