4 Ways to Look More Polished at Work

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All too often, great work at the office is overshadowed by an unprofessional, unpolished appearance. How you carry yourself can impact nearly every aspect of your work. Whether you’re giving a presentation or interviewing a job candidate, it’s important to have a polished presence. You won’t become a polished professional overnight, but there are a few things you can practice to become known for your professionalism around the office.

 

When it comes to physical appearance, we are often worried about our ...

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How to Spot a Dishonest Job Candidate

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We’ve all known someone who has done it. Maybe even you have done it: lying on your résumé or a job application. The average job posting receives more than 100 applicants, so it can be tempting for many applicants to try to stand out. This poses a problem for many recruiters and hiring managers.

 

Hiring applicants with false qualifications can have consequences for employers. Unqualified employees harm productivity, and termination and rehiring can be costly. When you’re looking for your next ...

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Weekend Roundup: Ford’s Harassment Lawsuit, Visa Vetting, and the EEOC

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The past week in HR has been a busy one. Across the Gulf Coast, HR managers are preparing their company plans for Hurricane Harvey. The storm is set to make landfall on Saturday, closing down many businesses for the weekend. The week also brought news on Ford’s racial and sexual harassment lawsuit, an update on President Trump’s visa vetting, and a review of the EEOC’s wellness rules.

 

Ford Settles Race and Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $10 Million

$10 million might be ...

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Weekend Roundup: The Googler’s Manifesto, Office Snakes, and Non-compete Agreements

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It’s been a busy month in the world of human resources. One issue has been in the spotlight more than others: diversity. The now ex-Googler’s manifesto has made international news and has remained a top headline for over a week now., highlighting the importance of taking a look at diversity policies in your own company. Another tech company made news over non-compliance agreements, and SHRM explores the difference between comfort and service animals.

 

More Internal Challenges Arise for Google After ...

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Weekend Roundup: Tip Pooling, Domestic Partner Benefits, and Bias at NBCUniversal

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Many EEOC lawsuits have made the news lately, and this week is no different. This week, we’ve rounded up a story on an EEOC lawsuit regarding strength tests resulting in bias against women, allegations against NBCUniversal, and domestic partner benefits.

 

Some Accuse NBCUniversal of ‘Only the Good Looking Need Apply’

NBCUniversal is in the headlines due to a lawsuit bringing sex discrimination claims against the company, alleging the company asked a recruiter for “good looking employees.” The lawsuit also alleges sexual ...

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Weekend Roundup: Strength Tests, the NLRB, and Healthcare Subsidies

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This week, we’ve rounded up a few stories that haven’t made waves in the news but could have consequences in the HR industry for years to come. From strength tests to healthcare subsidies, here are the three HR stories you need to know:

 

Senate Confirms Marvin Campaign to NLRB

The National Labor Review Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that is responsible for enforcing U.S. labor laws. The NLRB has had an open seat for some time, and the latest ...

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Weekend Roundup: Snubbed Interns, Drones for HR, and a Rise in Benefits Costs

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It’s been a busy week in the world of HR. Reports of intern pay, benefits, drones, hiring policies, and more have been in the news. Here’s what you need to know this week:

More Interns Get Paid, But Their Pay is Going Down

More students than ever are seeking out internships, and more of these interns are being paid. That’s the good news for those entering the workforce. The bad? Average pay for college interns in the U.S. is currently $18.06, ...

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Weekend Roundup: Courts Weigh in on Right-to-Work and LinkedIn

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It’s been a busy week for the courts, many of which have weighed in on issues that could affect HR managers and businesses. In Wisconsin, right-to-work laws were challenged, and another case has an analytics firm and LinkedIn facing off. On the national stage, the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance, leaving small businesses wondering about the future of health insurance for employees.

 

Keep reading for a recap of what you need to know in HR this week.

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