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Archive for May 2015

EEOC Hot Button Issues in 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates charges of discrimination against employers. Laws that the EEOC enforces include the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, among others. Employers are prohibited from…

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The Ideal Candidate for 2015 and Beyond

Technology is the game changer in career and industry in 2015 and beyond. It means workers now need very different skills than 10 years ago. Global Talent 2021, by Oxford Economics with support from Towers Watson and several major global employers, reports that these include digital skills, agile thinking, interpersonal skills, and global operating ability.…

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How Can Managers Increase Employee Engagement?

We’ve all heard the old adage “people don’t leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.” You know what that’s about if you’ve ever had a nightmare boss. You also intimately understand the opposite if you’ve ever worked for someone that encouraged, mentored, and taught you more than you ever learned in years of graduate study.…

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Why you should allow your employees to work from home

HR consulting firm Kushner & Company president and CEO Gary Kushner says the way we work today is impacted by trends in technological advancement, outsourcing, changing attitudes and values of workers, changing demographics and diversity, and globalization. He explains that workers today experience a much different workday because technology has blurred the lines between work…

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What Benefits Do Millennials Want in the Workplace?

The youngest generation of candidates and employees, The Millennials, are on point to become the majority of workers in the workplace today. There are a lot of ideas, opinions, perceptions, and misconceptions about those aged 13 to 34 who will dominate the workplace within five years. There are some negative ideas about Millennials, such as…

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Jobvite’s Take on the Multigenerational Workforce

Today’s job market and modern workforce includes not one, not two, no, not three, but four different generations. The Silent Generation or Traditionalists were born in the mid 20s to the 40s, the Baby Boomers were born 1946 to 1964, Generation X was born in the 60s and 70s, and the Millennials have been born…

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