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The Truth About Millennials

The Truth About Millennials

Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are all the rage — literally. In the workplace, their attitudes, preferences and approach can be a source of frustration for their Gen X and Baby Boomer colleagues. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a method to their madness, as many of those negative perceptions are just that — … Continue reading The Truth About Millennials

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The Cost of Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Cost of hiring in a tight market

Good talent is hard to find. But in a tight labor market, hiring the perfect candidate becomes an even bigger task — and a more expensive one. Add to that the possibility of hiring a dud, and your costs are almost guaranteed to skyrocket. Click here to download a PDF of the Infographic. Need help … Continue reading The Cost of Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

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Curbing Unplanned Spending at Your Company

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When it comes to your company’s finances, budgets are your guiding star. And no matter how stable your company, or what industry you do business, unplanned spending typically doesn’t go over too well with the C-suite. To them, it signals that you haven’t adequately considered the intricacies of your company’s business. And while it’s impossible … Continue reading Curbing Unplanned Spending at Your Company

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5 Common Workplace Investigation Mistakes to Avoid

Jul 05 2018 | In: Posted on Categories Tips for EmployersLeave a comment
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Picture it: An employee comes to you with a harassment or discrimination claim. While not pleasant to hear, it’s a part of the job, and you immediately enact your company’s investigation plan. But have you — or anyone else within your organization — considered that there may be flaws in your process that make you … Continue reading 5 Common Workplace Investigation Mistakes to Avoid

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Fostering a Harassment-Free Workplace

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With the far-reaching impact of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, women have made it very clear that bad behavior is unacceptable. And their historic bravery is paying off — literally. 48% of companies have taken steps to review their pay policies to ensure fairness across the board, and giants like Whole Foods have put salary … Continue reading Fostering a Harassment-Free Workplace

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Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

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Just after Massachusetts passed its criminal justice reform bill, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that her office conducted an investigation into the employment applications of more than 70 businesses in the Boston area to determine if they violated the state’s ban the box law. In all, the AG office entered into agreements with four … Continue reading Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

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Another Update to Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

Starting October 13, 2018, Massachusetts employers will be prohibited from inquiring about certain misdemeanor convictions and sealed or expunged records for employment purposes. Massachusetts became the second state to enact a “ban-the-box” law nearly a decade ago. This law, which has now been adopted by many states throughout the U.S., required employers to remove from … Continue reading Another Update to Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

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Iowa Lowers Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

Alcohol Tests

On March 28, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an amendment to the state’s drug testing law, lowering the threshold for alcohol testing from .04 to .02 effective July 1, 2018. Considered one of the more difficult drug and alcohol testing statues to navigate (along with Minnesota and Maine), Iowa includes numerous requirements that employers … Continue reading Iowa Lowers Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

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Legislative Update – Consent Based Social Security Number Verification System to Accept Electronic Signatures.

May 26 2018 | In: Posted on Categories Background ChecksLeave a comment
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On Thursday, May 24, President Trump signed into law a bi-partisan bill that enacts certain reforms to Dodd-Frank and includes a significant win for the background screening profession. A provision included in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) will modernize the Social Security Administration (SSA) by directing the Consent Based … Continue reading Legislative Update – Consent Based Social Security Number Verification System to Accept Electronic Signatures.

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York (PA) City Council Adopts Fair Chance Hiring Policy

Ban the box employment screening

York City Council adopted a new hiring policy with the goal of giving people who  have served their time equal opportunity to find employment.  The new hiring policy has York, PA joining an ever-growing list of states and municipalities in ‘banning the box’, which removes from job applications questions regarding an applicant’s past criminal record. … Continue reading York (PA) City Council Adopts Fair Chance Hiring Policy

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