Are You Doing Individualized Assessments?

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Recently, a House Subcommittee heard from the EEOC on individualized assessments and criminal background checks as a matter of policy. An attorney representing the U.S. Congress alleged that the EEOC’s guidance is faulty. Evidence of this was made clear when the EEOC Chair Berrien admitted that the agency does not follow its own policy on individualized assessments.

Does that mean that employers no longer have to follow EEOC guidance and can abandon individualized assessments? ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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July 26, 2014–July 27, 2014

OrganizationalMapping_28120Inc.: Use Each New Hire to Build a Growth Culture”

Each new hire matters, especially ones in management or the executive level, because they reshape your culture. How do you ensure that they are taking your company along the right path?

TLNT.com: “Finding ‘A’ Level Talent is Highly Overrated”

So, what’s the alternative to finding the best person in your industry for that ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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July 19, 2014 — July 20, 2014
Entrepreneur: “Employees Yearn to Learn: Here’s what you can do to help”

There are many alternatives to the college campus now for learning, and employees are actively requesting help to improve their skill set. This article offers tips on how to provide employees with the industry or position specific education they crave.
Fast Company: “Why The Size of Your Company Doesn’t Matter”
Are you getting the most ...

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EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its first comprehensive update of its guidance on the subject of pregnancy discrimination since 1983.  It supersedes that document and incorporates significant new developments in the law since its publication 30 years ago.

In addition to addressing the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the recent guidance discusses the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended in 2008, to individuals who have pregnancy-related disabilities.  Much of the analysis ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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July 12, 2014–July 13, 2014

Tim Sackett“Resume Sent From G*d”
http://www.timsackett.com/2014/07/11/resume-objectives-sent-from-gd/

Resumes are increasingly yielding to the application. Resumes like this may be why.

BusinessWeek: “Corporation Promise Obama they’ll Pay Small Businesses Faster”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-11/corporations-promise-obama-theyll-pay-small-businesses-faster 0711_smallbiz_obama_supplier_970-630x420

White House Initiative SupplierPay encourages corporations to pay their small business affiliates faster. Corporations stretched out their payment time during the recession and, apparently, expectations for payment have ...

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Clarifying Different Types of Criminal Records: Possession of Marijuana

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At this point, 22 states have legalized medicinal marijuana. Possession of marijuana is also the third most common criminal conviction. Once a record comes back with a marijuana conviction, the hiring decision is often not as clear as evaluating applicants with backgrounds including theft or violent crime convictions. So, to hire or not to hire? The decision is ultimately yours, but there are a few things you should know before making the call.

Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used ...

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Hobby Lobby, Drug Screens and ID Theft

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Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court

supreme courtHobby Lobby case finally settles in a landmark decision that centers on business owners’ religious convictions and workers’ access to contraception through company provided healthcare benefits – the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) prevails.

This is most relevant to small, family-owned businesses, and that is very clear in the decision.

Employee Wins Settlement in Drug Test Case

Healthcare jobs, as with any job, can be ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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June 28, 2014-June 29, 2014

 

FiveThirtyEight: “No, the Long-Term Jobless Aren’t ‘Catching a Break”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/no-the-long-term-jobless-arent-catching-a-break/

According to Casselmen, the recent decline in long-term unemployment is not because people are finding jobs (the optimistic perspective) but rather because they’re giving up completely. This is opposed to the recent Bloomburg article.

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Businessweek: “No Background Checks Needed for Home Health Workers in 10 States”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-03/no-background-checks-needed-for-home-health-workers-in-10-states

Even though more than 90 percent of ...

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Clarifying Different Types of Criminal Records: Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License

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Driving with a suspended driver’s license is second of the top 10 most common criminal convictions. Should you hire or pass on an applicant with this record?  The answer is not a definitive yes or no. It truly depends on the position he or she applied for. A suspended driver’s license is a Catch 22 for those seeking employment. The results of a suspended license makes it more difficult for people to find ...

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