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  • Are your new-grad hires prepared?

    April 22, 2014

    Graduation season is upon us, and this year’s graduates are certainly hoping to find improved job prospects. A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53% last year and up significantly from 44% in 2010.


  • Court rejects EEOC’s challenge to credit history checks

    April 21, 2014

    In a harsh rebuke of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s method of attempting to prove that Kaplan Higher Education Corp.’s consideration of credit history for hiring in select positions was discriminatory, the Sixth Circuit issued a decision upholding the federal district court’s order excluding the EEOC’s expert opinion from evidence and dismissing the EEOC’s case.


  • After-hours email ban good for productivity, creativity

    April 21, 2014

    Top down management support is a prerequisite for any change in the obsessive email behavior that’s damaging our collective well-being and impairing our ability to focus, writes Shani Magosky.


  • Top 20 most popular work-from-home jobs

    April 9, 2014

    As the use of cloud computing and mobile devices continues to make remote work more convenient than ever, employers are increasingly incorporating telework into their workplace structure. In fact, the number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the most popular jobs offering telecommuting possibilities, according to FlexJobs.


  • Diversity efforts maintains vital role in recruitment

    April 9, 2014

    Recruitment techniques – aimed at promoting a diverse workforce – have maintained a high stature among the HR professionals, where more than half report using these strategies, according to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management.


  • 20 most popular work-from-home jobs

    April 7, 2014

    As the use of cloud computing and mobile devices continues to make remote work more convenient than ever, the number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the most popular jobs offering telecommuting possibilities, according to FlexJobs.


  • Invigorate your workplace culture with random acts of kindness

    April 4, 2014

    Enlivening your staff and company’s workplace culture can be as simple and sustainable as committing random acts of kindness.


  • Stress woes pack a punch: Keas survey

    April 2, 2014

    It’s no secret that abnormal levels of stress can worsen, or perhaps even cause, a myriad health issues from depression to obesity and diabetes. According to a new survey from Keas, up to 41% of your workforce may be suffering from above average levels of stress.


  • Workplace happiness takes center stage at SXSW Interactive

    March 31, 2014

    Fresh off attending SXSW Interactive, flexible workplace consultant Shani Magosky believes today’s generation of entrepreneurs may not be as willing to sacrifice every other aspect of their lives for their work as were their predecessors.


  • Health care data security: It’s about more than money

    March 28, 2014

    Who should be concerned about health care data security?


  • Seven keys to managing remote workers

    March 26, 2014

    The traditional workplace has become a thing of the past as the number of remote staff continues to grow. Employers can now retain high quality talent without the auspices of requiring office space. However, despite these benefits, the remote worker is an additional concern for C-suite executives who are looking to expand their business. Here are seven management techniques from Lighthouse Consulting Services that can help management get ahead of the curve.


  • WorldatWork recognizes companies and business leaders for work-life balance

    March 23, 2014

    “Work-life isn't about being trendy or jumping on a bandwagon, it's a solid business strategy that allows companies to leverage one of its most key assets — human capital," says Kathie Lingle, executive director of Alliance for Work-Life Progress. WorldatWork recognized two outstanding professionals for their success as work-life rising stars and honored two companies as recipients of the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award, which recognizes organizations that have raised the bar on work-life innovation.


  • 10 star advisers under age 35

    March 21, 2014

    EBA’s 10 Rising Stars in Advising, listed in no particular order, are bringing much-needed talent and innovation to the industry. Here's our list, and look for a full article on each of these young people in our April issue.


  • 12 tips to reduce workplace stress now

    March 20, 2014

    Many Americans feel tired, stressed and overburdened by their high-intensity, fast-paced workplace. Author, lecturer and motivation coach Andy Core offers tips on how to beat the stress, stop struggling and start thriving. He says, “Instead of a worker whose actions are dictated by supervisors and to-do lists, you’ll need to begin acting like the CEO of your own life.”


  • 3 tips on how to retain employees

    March 14, 2014

    A new survey from Korn Ferry, a leadership and talent consulting services business, finds that roughly 46% of Americans are not certain that they want to stay at their current company. The survey finds that employee retention is related to innovative leadership strategies, which include creating welcoming atmospheres, broadening communication and empowering employees. Robert Damon, executive chairman of the Americas for Korn Ferry, discloses three helpful tips for effective management strategies.



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