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Poll: 1 in 4 job-seekers has a beef with you

May 10, 2013
What do job candidates think of you when they leave the interview? Well, according to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than 1 in 4 (26%) claim they had a bad experience as a job applicant.
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Did I ever steal a pen?! 5 odd interview questions

May 10, 2013
From Glassdoor.com, some genuine head-scratchers.
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5 retention tactics for an improving job market

May 10, 2013
The good news: The job market is heating up. The bad news: Your best people may now be tempted to jump ship for better opportunities. Approach your top brass with a written plan to retain your best employees. Here are some tactics.
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Jury duty: What’s your duty?

May 10, 2013
PROBLEM: During a busy period, your key operator, Heather, is called for jury duty. You tell her that the company may be able to get her excused from it. But Heather refuses, saying that she considers it her civic duty to serve on a jury. What would you do?
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Deaf candidate needs an interpreter? Get one

May 10, 2013
A deaf applicant was told by retailer Toys R Us to get her own interpreter if she wished to attend a group interview for a job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The applicant’s mother stepped in and did the interpretation for her daughter, but the company refused to hire her despite her qualifications. 
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Prepare for more–and more expensive–pay litigation

May 10, 2013
Wage-and-hour litigation is the fastest-growing employment law threat employers face, according to a study by the Crowell & Moring law firm.
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Summer hires don’t count against the ACA’s play-or-pay threshold

May 10, 2013
The Affordable Care Act requires employers of 50 or more full-time workers to provide health insurance starting in 2014. If you’re a small business teetering on the edge of the 50-head count, any seasonal workers you hire won’t be held against you—and you won’t have to pay penalties.
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Avoid July 5 fireworks

May 10, 2013
July 4 falls on the worst possible day of the week for scheduling concerns—Thursday.
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How’s this for company branding?

May 10, 2013
Rapid Realty, a New York-based real estate firm, offered its 800 employees a 15% raise if they got the company logo tattooed somewhere on their bodies.
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Don’t overlook the power of IT

May 10, 2013
Tech people are often some of the smartest, most effective problem-solvers on your staff, though you might never know it unless you sit them down and talk.
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