Facebook Photos Reveal Employee Dishonesty

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Facebook Photos Actually Helped the Employer Reveal Employee Dishonesty After Termination

OIG GSAAn RN on a lawful FMLA leave was discharged from her position at Detroit Medical Center after the employer discovered she had misrepresented her qualifying medical condition in her FMLA leave request. 

The RN claimed she could walk and stand only for limited periods and required FMLA ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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May 3, 2014—May 4, 2014

Inc. magazine: “What Are You Willing to Be Bad At?
http://www.inc.com/laura-montini/a-clear-way-to-visualize-your-company-s-competitive-advantage.html-

While this article’s focus is on finding the competitive advantage for your company, the message is universal. In order to excel, you have to sacrifice somewhere as time and resources are limited. Choice makes greatness possible.

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Where does the truth lie? Gestures and Honesty in Hiring

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Are your candidates who they say they are? Certain gestures may force honesty, once again reiterating the need for behavioral analysis as part of the approach to the interviewing process.

“Embodied cognition” is the idea that how we behave or position our bodies can influence the way we think, and the way we think can influence the way we behave. In recent studies, psychologists found that certain gestures that aligned with our cultural experience created a more ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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April 26, 2014—April 27, 2014

Inc. magazine: “7 Meaningful Ways to Gauge Employee Happiness”
http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/improve-employee-retention.html

Are your employees happy? When was the last time you asked them? This article, in addition to presenting questions to ask, also prods employers to ask more frequently, in a low pressure manner, to get more authentic results. 

Wall Street Journal: “Companies Are Putting Managers In A Bind”
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303603904579492922544936240

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What happened with Whole Foods?

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Right now, many business owners and HR professionals are asking the same question: What happened to Whole Foods, and how does it affect me?

The Case

whole foodsOn Feb. 7, Whole Foods was sued in a class-action lawsuit that alleged their hiring practices violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. “According to the suit, Whole Foods obtained thousands of consumer reports without having obtained facially valid FCRA authorization forms and failed to meet FCRA requirements ...

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HR and Management Weekend Round Up

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April 19, 2014—April 20, 2014

California Federal Court Ruling May Have Validated Employee’s Right to Steal
http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/2014/04/drug-store-may-have-violated-t.html

The Ninth Circuit Court of California reviewed a case in which an employee was fired for eating a bag of chips at Walgreens during her shift without paying. She was fired, and the EEOC argued that because she was diabetic, she should not have been (she said she took the chips because her blood sugar was low and later paid ...

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HR Weekend Round Up

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April 12 — April 13

TLNT: Here’s What Great Employers Really Do
This weekly wrap up includes some great articles from all aspects of HR and management,
including the need for busy work and how to better manage the compensation conversation.
It also includes an article on the seven things great employers do and a case study from Nordstrom on how to be one.
 
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HR Weekend Round Up

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April 5 — April 6

Forbes magazine: 5 Ways to reinvent your recruiting strategy

http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2014/04/06/5-ways-to-reinvent-your-recruiting-strategy/

This post discusses not only the recruiting strategy but more fundamentally the influence that HR should have on crafting the company culture, and that the company’s strategic goals should have on shaping culture. It shines a light on a bigger issue; namely, are you creating the environment to get the results, and the employees, you want.

National Labor Relations Board stands up for a bad attitude

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