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Monthly Archive: October 2016

How to spot a lie in the workplace

One of the personality traits that employers value the most in the workplace is truthfulness, but yet study after study suggests that many candidates begin lying before they even actually have the job!  One study, for example, found that approximately 40 percent …

Studies suggest ‘ban the box’ laws hurt minority hiring practices

The results of two separate studies suggest that the ‘ban the box’ movement – which encourages employers to not ask about a candidate’s criminal record – may be making it less likely that employers will hire African-American and Hispanic male applicants, the …

Background checks are time-consuming but effective

File this one under “necessary evil,” but it seems that in order for a background check to truly let you know who you’re adding to your staff, you’re really going to need to invest a little time. However, there are things that …

EEOC files lawsuit against law school over gender bias in professor pay

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit against the University of Denver amid claims that the school violated federal law by paying female employees lower wages than men. Specifically, the case alleges that the University’s Sturm College of Law …

Panel provides strategies for addressing IT talent deficit

Speakers at a recent panel hosted by STEMconnector discussed the information technology (IT) talent shortage and proposed a series of short-term and long-term strategies designed to address this need. According to an analysis of Fortune 500 companies, their biggest struggle is finding …

Are you ready for the EEOC’s new wellness rules?

On January 1, 2017, the EEOC’s new wellness rules for employers will go live, and simultaneously, companies will become subject to various penalties for non-compliance. The rules, which include limits on incentives, new rules on health-related inquiries and a revised definition of …

Can you ban certain hairstyles in the workplace?

A recent lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) failed to broaden the definition of racial discrimination to include guidelines employers may have about hairstyles, and particularly dreadlocks.   The case was filed by the agency on Chastity Jones, an African-American …

EEOC issues report on preventing workplace harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently unveiled a 95-page report that highlights a mix of strategies that employers can use to prevent and put a stop to workplace harassment. The report is the work of a 16-member task force representing academics, …
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