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More Companies Looking Outside To Hire Their Next CEO

New Report from The Conference Board Examines CEO Succession in the S&P 500 During 2012, 27.1% of S&P 500 companies facing a CEO succession hired an outsider for the top job, according to CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition, a new report by The Conference Board released today. The rate confirms an upward trend recorded since the 1970s, […]

U.S. Department Of Labor Sequestration Information

For anyone wondering about the reality of sequestration for major government agencies, here are the U.S. Department of Labor’s online resources for its employees who are facing the blunt end of sequestration. U.S. Department Of Labor Sequestration Information The following information is provided to assist DOL employees who may be impacted by budget reductions required by sequestration.  […]

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Misclassifying Employees To Avoid Health Care Reform In 2014 Can Backfire

While the Affordable Healthcare Act doesn’t go into full effect until 2014, the employee count to determine which employers meet the threshold of 50 full-time employees will be based on 2013 numbers. That has some employers scrambling now to find ways to stay below the 50 person mark, a number which actually includes employees working […]

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Moving For Work, More Americans Moved In 2012 After 2011 Record Low

Americans are moving again. Barely. The overall number of Americans who moved residences rose from a historic low in 2011 and the number of people who said they moved for work also grew. The overall number of Americans who moved for work grew by 8.8% in 2012 compared with 2011 to slightly more than 7 […]

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U.S. Small Businesses Struggle To Find Qualified Employees, Rely On Referals

Small business owners continue to complain of being unable to find enough qualified employees to fill certain jobs. In spite of the slow economy and high unemployment, 53% of U.S. small-business owners in January reported finding it very (23%) or somewhat difficult (30%) to find the qualified employees they need, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup […]

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Leading Human Resources Trade Magazine Workforce Management Sold

Human resources trade publication and website Workforce Management has been by sold Crain Communications to Chicago-based MediaTec Publishing Inc. for an undisclosed sum. An integrated media company covering the human capital, management and workforce development industries, MediaTec publishes Certification, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Diversity Executive magazines. MediaTec also operates the online industry resource HumanCapitalMedia.com. Workforce Management and […]

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HR Blog Welcome To The Occupation Going One Step Beyond

From Paul Smith— A month ago, Welcome To The Occupation had its 3-year anniversary. For those three years, I have put a great deal of effort into effecting change in the Human Resources field. Unfortunately I have recently realized that changes in my professional life have limited my ability to continue to deliver my message. […]

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

By PAUL ABOWD, Center for Public Integrity—Amid protests by labor unions, and objections from the stateʼs congressional delegation and even the president, Michiganʼs Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law in December 11, 2012, drawn word-for-word from a 32-year-old “model bill” pushed by a corporate-funded, conservative think tank. The legislation deals a […]

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NLRB Decides 341 Cases In Fiscal 2012, Including Some Of Its Oldest

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued decisions in 341 cases during fiscal  2012,  1 Oct. 2011 through 30 Sept. 2012, tackling many of its oldest cases. The NLRB cut the median age of pending cases in half, resolving nine of the 10 oldest cases it faced at the start 2012, . The age of pending cases dropped […]

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Rich HR Desserts – Day 2 & 3 of the HR Technology Conference in Chicago

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog— One of my HR colleagues who ventured to the HR Technology Conference for the first time this year frankly declared, “this is different from SHRM conferences.” When I asked in what way, he answered, “there’s no little guy here.” I reluctantly agreed and we both admitted there […]

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