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The Atlantic – Obama’s Misguided Effort to Protect the Unemployed From Hiring Bias

From The Atlantic: Is This Really A Problem? (No.) “For starters, we have little evidence that this sort of discrimination is playing a significant role in hiring. Yes, prolonged unemployment is a problem. But the reason for this is due to the lack of job openings paired with a skills mismatch. While there might be […]

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Momentum Builds for Global Crackdown on Tax Loopholes

By Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times In a sign of growing anxiety about tax competition that costs governments billions of dollars a year, international economic policymakers are exploring the need for a global crackdown on tax loopholes. Experts at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development are examining tactics that companies employ to exploit different tax […]

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Global Recession Affects Indian Outsourcing

From The Economic Times of India: Indian outsourcing companies are likely to witness a slump in hiring activity owing to the current global economic scenario, but the decline would not be as “substantial” as was after the 2008 financial crisis, experts believe. There is definitely an impact of the global economic scenario on Indian IT […]

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Human Resources in Africa: Making the Leap from HR to CEO in Zimbabwe

From the Zimbabwe Independent via Allafrica.com: Currently, from a world class standards viewpoint, a high-performing HR professional demonstrates mastery of six HR competencies; credible activist, culture and change steward, talent manager/organisational manager, strategy architect, operational executor and business ally. To be noted carefully is that these six competency domains are factored into these groups statistically. They were […]

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From the Blogosphere of Work: An Architect’s Dress Code

Some professions have a stereotypical “look” that cries out for satirization. It’s usually best when it comes from one of the profession’s ranks who have that ability to zero in on the heart of a pretentious attitude. This example comes from the Coffee With An Architect blog written by Jody Brown, who bills himself as “just Architect, standing […]

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Human Resources Technology Firm Bernard Hodes Group Sells Hodes iQ Software System

Human resources technology firm Bernard Hodes Group, owned by gloal advertising and marketing giant Omnicom, announced 14 Sept. 2011, that it is selling its talent acquisition software product, Hodes iQ, to Technomedia, a global provider of integrated talent and learning management solutions. The combined company will operate under the name Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the US, and Technomedia elsewhere in […]

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Bahrain’s Labor Minister Discusses Cooperation with Training & Human Resources Development Society

Via the Bahrain News Agency: Bahrain’s Labor Minister Jamil Muhammad Ali Humaidan met Sept. 14 in Manama, Bahrain, with the chairman of the board of directors of the Bahrain Society for Training & Human Resources Development Mohammed Mahmoud, and members of the Society’s Board of Directors. The meeting discussed areas of cooperation for national manpower […]

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Information Technology Outsourcing Firm Accenture Pays $68.68 million to Settle Federal Whistle-blower Lawsuit, Denies Wrongdoing

Information technology outsourcing firm Accenture has agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $63.68 million settling a federal whistle-blower that alleged the firm committed fraud in billing for it contracts with the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today, 12 Sept. 2011. The lawsuit, (United States ex rel. Norman Rille and […]

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