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Rachel Lorinda

Rachel, writer for Recruiter.com, has graduate level work in literature and currently works in university administration.

Legislation to Negate 2009 Supreme Court Decision Making Age-Discrimination Lawsuits More Difficult Introduced in Senate

Senate bill S.2189, otherwise known as the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, is being reintroduced in the Senate in repudiation of the Supreme Court's 2009 decision in the Gross v. FBL Financial Services case, which placed a further burden of proof upon the shoulders of employees filing age discrimination lawsuits. The official ruling in the case held that employees claiming...

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Web Surfing at Work?

Salary.com's recent survey analyzing the non-work Internet usage of 3,200 employees seeks to reveal the extent that the behavior negatively affects personnel production and time management. First comes the squirm-inducing part: nearly two-thirds of respondents reported visiting a non-work related website every day; though even this number is down 10 percent under a similar survey conducted in...

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Monster Hosts Innovation Day to Show-Off New Recruitment Technology

Monster Worldwide, Inc. has hosted its first Innovation Day to introduce its new technologies to close the expanding global skills gap. In addition to highlighting the growing challenges of the global skills gap, the event looks to give insight into semantic search technology and its role in helping to streamline recruitment while making it both more effective and cost-efficient. "In a world...

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FedEx Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discriminatory Hiring Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with FedEx, which it has charged with several acts of hiring discrimination by the company's federal contractors FedEx Ground Package System Inc. and FedEx SmartPost Inc. After several years of compliance reviews across facilities in multiple states, the agreement...

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Working Families Flexibility Act to Address Employee Right to Request Employment Terms Changes

The Working Families Flexibility Act, currently being reintroduced into both chambers of Congress, is broadly designed to bring more flexibility to the workplace and give employees new rights regarding requests for changes in either the terms or conditions of their employment. Under the Act, employees would have the right to directly request changes to required minimum work hours, the time that...

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PriceWaterhouseCoopers Reports that Talent Remains Top Priority for CEOs

PwC US has reported in its survey, "Delivering Results: Growth and Value in a Volatile World" that talent continues to remain the top priority for CEOs while the top concern remains recruiting and retaining talent. Nearly half of U.S. CEOs see the lack of availability of qualified talent as a threat to growth. Over 70 percent of U.S. CEOS desire to spend more time developing corporate...

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Hiring for Mobile Developers Booms

WANTED Analytics, provider of real-time business intelligence for the talent market, has reported that over 19,000 jobs for mobile developers were posted online in February; a rate of growth over 80 percent faster over the year. Additionally, hiring demand for the specialty field is up nearly 300 percent over 2010 and over 400 percent from 2009. The speedy pace is abetted by the newer 4G LTE...

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OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard to help Protect Workers from Chemicals

In order to address a perceived lack in regulations regarding hazardous chemicals in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has introduced new revisions to its Hazardous Communication Standard, bringing it into alignment with the U.N.'s international labeling standard.  The changes are expected to prevent about 43 deaths, resulting in over $475 million in increased...

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Deadline Nears for Health Exchange Setup with New Rules in Play

In preparation for the 2014 launch of mandatory health insurance exchanges, states must report their readiness status to the federal government by December 31, 2012. States are currently in the process of laying the groundwork for the establishment of consumer friendly health insurance "marketplaces" that allow customers to easily compare the prices and benefits of health insurance plans. If...

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HireClix to Offer Work4 Labs' Work for Us Facebook Application in Recruitment Products

Digital recruitment marketing agency HireClix has been authorized to resell Work4 Labs' social recruitment suite to its client community through its incorporation into the agency's Facebook recruiting campaigns. The application, named "Work for Us," gives recruiters the ability to automatically list jobs on an organization's Facebook page, target Facebook job ads, and let users refer...

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HR Professionals Report Healthcare Costs Top Concerns for 2012

Consulting firm Deloitte and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, jointly administering the Top Five Total Rewards Survey, have reported that 25 percent of respondents were concerned with acquiring and retaining qualified talent, a 9 percent increase over last year's survey. This shortage of talent amidst high national unemployment is especially pronounced within...

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February Consumer Price Index increases as Gas Prices Spike

As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased by 0.2 percent for the month of February 2012. Accounting for over 80 percent of the of the rise, gasoline advanced sharply leading to a 3.2 percent increase in energy index, more than offsetting a decline in natural gas. The food index remained the same over the month. The...

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