Tag: "employment"

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Employer / Employee - Legal Implications of Social Media Use

Employer / Employee – Legal Implications of Social Media Use

When the Workplace and Private Lives Collide: The Risks Associated with Using Social Media to Make Employment Decisions Social media is playing an increasingly important role in how businesses operate as companies seek to leverage its broad reach and influence to increase brand awareness, to better understand market perception and to market their products or […]

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Market Research Study – Methods, Job Satisfaction, Salaries

Market Research Study – Methods, Job Satisfaction, Salaries

  This study presents data, collected over 20 years, about corporate research jobs, the rise and decline of different survey methodologies, research budgets, employment and average wages. View PDF Here

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Employee screening / background checks increase FCRA lawsuits

Employee screening / background checks increase FCRA lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits for Failing to Perform Background Checks Properly Becoming Even More Prevalent Given the need for employers to exercise due diligence in hiring and at the same time comply with the complex legal environment regulating hiring, employers can expect to see an increase in legal actions in 2014 – including class action lawsuits […]

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Technology Jobs – Reasons for Recent Big Layoffs

Technology Jobs – Reasons for Recent Big Layoffs

Uh oh, where did all the tech jobs go? (Infographic) Technology is hailed as a powerful engine of job creation, but things may not be as rosy as we like to think. Yes, it creates opportunities for new businesses and new roles across all sectors, but there is also evidence that tech destroys jobs, and is […]

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Employer Branding in Canada

Employer Branding in Canada

Employer Branding Strategies helping Canadian Business Attract World Class Talent Often when people think of branding they are referring to products and services. In the last three years more companies are focused on evolving their Employer Brand Strategy and are seeing dramatic business results. “An employer brand strategy is an increasingly critical element for attracting, […]

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Creative Injunctive Relief

Creative Injunctive Relief – 12/9/12

Court orders monitoring to ensure employee does not breach non-compete A U.S. District Judge in Connecticut recently issued an injunction against a former employee of Amphenol Corp and his new employer, TE Connectivity, Ltd, despite the lack of any evidence of competition in breach of his non-compete agreement.  The decision in Amphenol v Paul, Civ. No. 3:12cv543 (D. Conn. Nov. […]

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Gallup Keeping Double Records

Gallup Keeping Double Records – 12/2/12

Justice Department suit: Gallup made $13 million in false claims The U.S. Justice Department sued the Gallup Organization on Wednesday, saying the company submitted $13 million in false claims to federal agencies by inflating the cost of work it would provide under contracts. Gallup attorney William Kruse said he couldn’t comment on the details of […]

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Will Buying Debt to Forgive Debtors Create Contributions to Purchase and Forgive More Debt

Will Buying Debt to Forgive Debtors Create Contributions to Purchase and Forgive More Debt – 11/17/12

Why Occupy’s Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant A new initiative is re-energising the Occupy movement. Called the Rolling Jubilee, it is a plan to use money from donations to buy distressed consumer debt from lenders at a marked down price, just as debt collection agencies normally would. But instead of hounding debtors for […]

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Philippine Prison Call Centers

Philippine Prison Call Centers? – 11/5/12

Philippines eyeing prison call centers The Philippines is launching an initiative that could soon see call centers being set up in prisons and run by inmates. The move is a program, dubbed BILIB I.T., that aims to give convicts new skills to raise their chances of employment and reintegrating back into society upon release, according […]

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You're fired!

You’re fired! A Better Way To Let People Go – 10/14/12

You’re fired! You’re fired!” Regardless of how those two words are spoken, or whether or not a euphemism is used such as “let go” or “dismissed,” it’s a painful process for everyone involved. When the moment of truth does arrive to fire someone, here are some hard-learned lessons about the right way to do it. […]