Kathy Gurchiek
Associate Editor, HR News

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  • Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:14

    March Madness is pounding its way down basketball courts with a second weekend of big games commencing today, and while some employers embrace it as an engagement tool and way to build company camaraderie, labor lawyer D. Albert Brannen warns that -- much like the round-ballers playing defense -- employers shouldn’t let their guard down.

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  • Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:29

    The U.S. Army kicked off its “Hire a Veteran” campaign Nov. 19, 2012, during a press conference with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The campaign is aimed at debunking employer misperceptions about the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) on veterans’ job performance, and at educating employers on what reasonable accommodations involve.

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  • Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:41

    Millennial job seekers just wanna have fun, and employers looking to recruit and retain recent graduates should make workplace fun a “central focus of recruiting efforts,” according to recent academic research.

    The findings hold up even at a time when a sluggish economy is leaving many graduates under- or unemployed, says John W. Michel, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Loyola University Maryland.

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  • Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:47

    An increasing number of U.S. workers who take vacation are performing work-related tasks on their so-called off time, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 2,212 U.S. adults.

    More than half of employed Americans will perform some type of job-related task while vacationing -- reading work-related e-mails and taking phone calls -- according to findings released July 16, 2012. That’s an increase of 6 percentage points from a similar survey in 2011.

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