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Common houseplants can help filter, remove pollutants from the air at your office

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Feeling depleted at the office might not be solely due to a heavy workload or taxing project that’s come across Read Full Article »

One-fourth of new hires leave the job within the first year

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One-fourth of all newly-hired individuals leave their company within a year of being hired, according to a recent survey of HR professionals. Read Full Article »

EEOC approves guidance on use of arrest and conviction records in hiring

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On April 25 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved updated guidance relating to an employer’s use of criminal background checks Read Full Article »

TED’s new interactive platform a potentially-powerful tool for employee training

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Encouraging “ideas worth spreading” TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) facilitates access to noteworthy information from some of the greatest and most interesting minds Read Full Article »

Study finds work-emailing from personal devices keeps Americans on-the-job long after they leave the office

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Bringing the office home with you isn’t that exceptional in our ultra-technological times.  With smart phones, laptops and tablets, being connected to the web, to emails from clients, to phone calls and voicemails from the boss can happen just about anywhere; the more noteworthy thing would be to find someone who actually left the office at the office.  Most would probably be surprised if they realized the extent to which their days incorporated – before and after working hours – actual work-related communication.  Mobile security firm Good Technology did the tallying for us, in a study dedicated to figuring out how many people were working, thanks to mobile technology, before they even got to, or long after they left the office.

Awarding back pay in cases of retaliation where job opportunities are lost

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Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 employer discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or gender identity (the latter recently added) is strictly prohibited. If someone has filed discrimination charges against an employer only to be negatively retaliated against, this too is a chargeable offense.  When someone loses a job opportunity due to the retaliatory behavior of an employer, the extent to which the litigant is eligible for back pay in the case of the lost work has always been a grey area, but recent court action has sought to clarify the question of retaliation and back pay responsibility.

Companies Should Encourage Certain Entrepreneurial Behaviors In Their Employees

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Recruiters are trained to spot top talent a mile away. It’s important to an organization’s vitality to bring on key players and keep them engaged and offering their best work.  So as our economy diversifies, and technology brings ever-growing opportunities for self-employment ventures, a company’s best interests are served when it is able to identify not only top-performers, but actually those employees whose special traits align themselves more with entrepreneurs, a recent employment-trend blog highlights.

Employers Need To See Everyone As An Active Job Seeker

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So you’ve landed the job of your dreams. You start working for your new employer.  And then you live happily ever after, right? Not so fast, says CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study.   While there’s undoubtedly satisfaction in securing a new position with a great company, that doesn’t necessarily mean the employee tunes themselves out of the job market, at large.  The study’s results, in fact, indicate that as our global economy ebbs and flows, the job seeker – employed or unemployed -  is remaining an active one.

Job Candidates Use Online Tools To Research Companies Long Before They Apply

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Online tools have revolutionized societal behaviors in these modern, technological times, from banking and bill paying to social interacting and shopping.  It’s no surprise, then, that the job search, itself, has been taken to this digital level.  A CareerBuilder study found that large numbers of American workers are open to the idea of switching jobs given the right criteria, and just like they would a purchase, are researching companies using a bevy of internet sites long before they send out applications.

Regular exercise leads to higher income, study suggests

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There are all sorts of reasons to incorporate exercise into one’s personal regime, from weight loss to increased energy levels. Health and well-being aside, a new study suggests that regular exercise also has a financial incentive. Workers who exercise on a frequent basis were shown to earn 9% more than those who did not.

Temporary work brings many benefits

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A CareerBuilder survey found that more than a third (35%) of American companies are working with smaller staffs than before the recession. Almost the same amount (36%) said they planned on filling any worker voids in their operations with contract or temporary workers in 2012. These figures have been steadily climbing since 2009, when 28% of companies expected to do the same. It will be interesting to see how the hiring trends in 2013 flush out.