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3 Ways To Improve Recruiting Outcomes Using Social Media

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1) Build trust. Too often social media sites are used simply as job boards (for jobs that needed to be filled yesterday!). But don’t forget to invest in the future too. By this, I mean establishing personal credibility and being a resource for people. This allows you to build valuable long term relationships that can prevent you from sounding—or feeling—like ...

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Who Is Responsible for the Safety of Temporary Workers?

 

Worker Safety with PPEAccording to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA): staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for temporary workers’ safety and health.

OSHA has been releasing guidance in conjunction with the Temporary Worker Initiative to assist temporary staffing firms and host employers in determining their specific responsibilities for safety in the workplace.  ...

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New OSHA Directives on PPE for Temporary Staffing Firms

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Changes to Overtime Regulations

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On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly five million white collar workers within the first year of  implementation. This is because overtime regulations originally intended for highly compensated executive, administrative, and professional employees currently apply to workers earning as little as $23,660 a year. Under current regulations, people ...

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Marijuana & The Workplace: What You Need to Know

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  1. It’s not your mother’s marijuana: That’s right, Virginia, the marijuana your parents did in the 60s and 70s had a lower THC content (2-3%).  Today’s marijuana is more potent and contains more THC, the primary psychoactive component.  This may predispose more people to addiction and adverse effects (such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and vomiting).  (Reefer Madness may ...

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Affordable Care Act News

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On June 25th, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold the healthcare subsidies set into effect by the federal goverment.  The King v. Burwell ruling means that tax credits aren’t limited to state Exchanges– individuals may continue to receive tax credits purchased on any Exchange created under the ACA whether established by the state ...
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