One of 2013’s hallmarks in the labor and employment field is the aggressive stance taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal anti-discrimination laws. One of the EEOC’s areas of focus has been the use of background checks, especially criminal history.
Mobile Climbs as Consumers Continue to Adopt Online Purchasing Habits
March 10, 2014
DAC Group and Kantar have released the results of their latest consumer search behavior survey. Results in the categories of general consumer search behavior, mobile, and social search show steady trending in digital adoption.
Nearly Half of Employers Know if a Candidate is a Good Fit Within the First Five Minutes
February 3, 2014
When it comes to a job interview, the first few minutes may be the most crucial. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position, and 87 percent know within the first 15 minutes.
As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ratchets up its scrutiny on temp workers, employers must understand and comply with their duties regarding training and safety, before accidents occur.
When you think about the number of start-ups that fail in the first year of business, and when you consider all the challenges entrepreneurs face, it becomes clear to me that we must change the mindset of start-up businesses to realize the importance of working with an accountant.
Non-union companies usually work to keep an eye out for signs of union organization among their workforces. However, they are generally focusing on unions and union organizers, not nonprofit groups like “worker centers.” Yet some of these worker centers have begun partnering with unions.
Savvy HVAC contractors are discovering that bartering is a great vehicle for using downtime, moving excess inventory, attracting new customers, and generating barter dollars that can be used for advertising and other business expenses.
If companies with federal contracts or subcontracts are found to be non-compliant in regard to equal employment and affirmative action, they can face mandatory changes in their employment policies as well as bad publicity.
How can you not like a book that begins, “The future is not what it used to be,” quoting Laura Riding and Robert Graves from 1937? The book Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future, by Dennis Walsh and Glen Hiemstra, addresses the millennial generation and the near future.