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Will Temby

Finding, recruiting the best talent

Technology has completely changed the way employers look for the right candidate. “Historically, talent acquisition and retention haven’t been at the forefront of the executive agenda, but that’s rapidly changing,” Dan Shapero, vice president of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn, recently told the Business Insider website. “Companies increasingly realize that talent is their greatest competitive differentiator — arguably even more so than …

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Employers ordered to scale back social media laws

Federal regulators are ordering employers to scale back policies that limit what workers, whether temporary or permanent, can say online. Employers, of course, try to discourage comments that paint them in a negative light. Their typical social media policies will instruct workers not to discuss company matters publicly, not to disparage managers, co-workers or the …

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Discrimination laws protect more than minorities

It’s sometimes easy to forget, but anti-discrimination laws protect whites as well as minorities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently investigated a printing company and found that it had discriminated against non-Hispanics. That illegal conduct cost the company $334,000. The affected employees were all temporary workers. The company had a staff of full-time regular workers, …

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Hiring our Heroes

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the military discharges 160,000 active-service members and 110,000 Reserve and National Guard members annually. Statistically, about 32,000 of those veterans will join the ranks of nearly 1 million veterans already unemployed. For young, male veterans (18-24) the picture is even bleaker: in 2011, one out of every three …

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How Staffing Firms Can Protect You Against Workers’ Comp Predators

By Will Temby The headlines are filled with them: Stories about workers’ compensation fraud and the millions of dollars that businesses and insurers are forced to spend in fighting “workers’ comp predators.” Just recently, there was the case of an Illinois woman who created fake work-related injuries and filed fraudulent claims for workers’ compensation benefits …

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