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FTC Accepts Settlement From Two Diploma Mills

On February 10, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that two diploma mills had agreed to settle the charges brought against them. The diploma mills had been charged with selling fake diplomas to thousands of unsuspecting consumers.  Even though this was about a year ago, this is still applicable to this day, even more so. […]

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Warning to Employers: [Get Your Background Checks In Order]

Employers have always lived under the threat of litigation when using background checks for screening applicants. This is nothing new. What is new is that, over the last few years, a particular aspect of using background checks has become a leading source of class action lawsuits. This aspect his the disclosure and authorization of background […]

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What the DOL Fiduciary Rule Means For Employers

Most employers imagine that the Department of Labor (DOL)’s fiduciary rule only applies to financial advisers and brokers. To some extent this is true. The fiduciary rule is mainly intended to streamline the operations of brokers and Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs). However, since employers normally contract brokers and RIAs to act as advisers for 401(k) […]

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Rising Wage Demands Becoming A Source of Concern For Employers – 2016 EW Study Reveals

The post-recession boom could to be turning into a liability for many employers. This seems to be the hidden message in the latest Emerging Workforce Study (EWS). The study findings show that many employers are becoming increasingly troubled by raising wage demands brought about by an expanded jobs market. The EWS is an annual in-depth […]

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[ HR Benchmarks and Analysis ] 2015-2016 Report : Update

Bloomberg BNA Releases The HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2015-2016 Report On October 21st, 2015, Bloomberg BNA announced the release of its HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis 2015-2016 report. The report – which has been released annually since its inception in 1978 – is considered an invaluable resource for HR executives and professionals. This is […]

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5 Ways To Communicate More Effectively In The Workplace

Communication is one of the cornerstones of workplace success. Whether you are dealing with clients, bosses, subordinates or colleagues, being able to communicate effectively is invaluable. It can enable you to accomplish your goals or objectives with minimum hustle. Now, effective communication doesn’t occur by accident. Accomplished communicators know this. It requires understanding certain basic […]

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Trucking Company Agrees To Pay $200,000 To Settle An EEOC Pre-Employment Lawsuit

An Indianapolis-based trucking firm is the latest company to face the financial pinch of violating Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines. The firm, Celadon Trucking Services Inc. has just agreed to pay $200,000 to settle an EEOC pre-employment lawsuit. The problem started when Celadon instituted compulsory medical exams for anyone applying for its truck driving […]

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Top 5 Workforce Trends Which Will Impact HR & Staffing In 2016

The modern workforce is fluid, dynamic and ever changing. The influences which shape it are also in constant flux. The status of the workforce in 2015 certainly demonstrated this. The past year has been one of the most turbulent in the human resources history. However, it is gone, and 2016 is quickly arriving. According to […]