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Obesity and Hiring
Despite a recent court ruling that finds an obese candidate who was not hired for a machinist job did not qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, experts are still warning employers to be careful with their hiring practices so they don't get sued in the first place.
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Oct 26, 2016
Reaching Retirement Readiness
Research and surveys find many employees are woefully unprepared for retirement. Why should HR be worried about employees' financial well-being, and what can it do to help them put aside the funds that will lead to a comfortable retirement?
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Aug 22, 2016
Nurturing Boomerang Employees
While nearly all HR managers recently surveyed said they would be glad to welcome back employees who had left on good terms, more than half of workers surveyed said it's unlikely they would apply for a job with a former employer. Where's the disconnect and how can HR repair it?
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Apr 20, 2016
Fighting the Backlash
As Anti-Muslim sentiment rises in the United States -- fueled both by recent criminal incidents and the current political climate -- the EEOC has a message for employers: We're watching.
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Mar 22, 2016
An Employer Mandate for Wellness?
A recent ruling in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit now makes it possible for employers to tie employee participation in wellness programs to availability of healthcare coverage.
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Feb 1, 2016
Tracking Healthcare Benefits Costs
After years of trying to keep a lid on health-benefit costs, companies are reporting progress, but there's uncertainty ahead for HR leaders, according to recent surveys of consumers and employers.
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Dec 29, 2015
Getting Strategic on Mobility Programs
An executive survey on internal mobility finds nearly one-third of workers keep their in-house job searches a secret from their bosses. What role can HR play in facilitating open discussions about the organization's internal-mobility programs?
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Dec 21, 2015
Tracking Healthcare Trends
When it comes to healthcare-plan design, experts say there are some strategies that companies can pursue now in anticipation of changes on the horizon.
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Sep 2, 2015
Coaching Millennials on Health
New research finds millennials more open than other generations to having their managers play an active role in encouraging them to get healthy. How can HR make the most of this opportunity?
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Jun 3, 2015
A New Mind-Set for Executive Pay
Two recent studies focusing on incentive compensation shed light on the state of executive comp plans today--and what employers might want to do differently going forward.
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Apr 2, 2015
Free Community College: HR Boon or Bust?
While President Obama's recent proposal to make community college education free for some students was warmly received in some quarters, experts take a look at some of the HR challenges such a proposal would create for organizations.
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Feb 4, 2015
Attracting Big Talent to Small Cities
Specialized-talent shortages can be especially challenging to overcome when the positions are with companies in small communities that lack the glamor of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, but experts say it can be done.
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Dec 11, 2014
Beware the Excluded Employee
Recent academic research provides some new -- and possibly troubling -- insights into what happens when employees feel excluded at work, such as acting in ways that may adversely affect an organization's bottom line.
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Oct 14, 2014
Banning Wearable Tech at Work?
Wearable technology holds both great promise and great peril in the workplace of the future. Here's what HR leaders need to know to get ahead of this latest tech curve.
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Aug 26, 2014
A Bipartisan Effort to Build Skills
A new bill in Congress that has generated bipartisan support promises to reduce administrative burdens and provide states the ability to tailor services to meet their local employment and workforce needs.
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Jun 30, 2014
Improving the Mobile-Application Process
Almost half of all respondents in a recent survey of job seekers point to problems when applying for a job via a mobile device. How can HR help streamline the process to keep talent moving through the pipeline?
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May 28, 2014
The Flexibility Bias
A new study shows workplace bias against those who use flexible-work arrangements -- often for child-care needs -- may increase employee dissatisfaction even among those who don't have children. But can HR help to eradicate such bias within an organization?
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Apr 17, 2014
Cracking the Code on Military Resumes
Thanks to a wide range of varied experiences, extensive training and personal challenges, military veterans often make exceptional candidates in the private sector. Yet, due to HR's mistranslation of skill sets from the military to the civilian sector, they are often overlooked.
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Mar 17, 2014
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