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Majority of corporate executives concerned that current leaders are ill prepared to deal with impending convergence

January 31st, 2011

More than two-thirds of corporate executives see great danger in leadership being overwhelmed by the complex challenges brought about by the current trend in which companies are experiencing convergence, according to a new study released by Egon Zehnder International. Convergence involves cross-industry collaboration, changing business models and companies making structural transformations. In fact, three out [Read more...]

Enforcement efforts to focus on prosecuting employers that violate immigration law, ICE official tells House Judiciary Committee

January 28th, 2011

While arresting and removing undocumented workers must be part of any strategy to deter unlawful immigration, enforcement efforts focused on employers effectively targets the root causes of illegal immigration, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deputy director Kumar Kibble, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee on workplace enforcement [Read more...]

Oral fluid testing shows heroin use in workplace higher than previously believed

January 28th, 2011

Oral fluid has revealed approximately five times more heroin use in the general U.S. workforce than previously believed, according to new data released by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. In the company’s first special report on oral fluid testing with more than 320,000 oral fluid samples from the general U.S. workforce from January to June 2010, data [Read more...]

Indiana becomes latest state to consider Arizona-like illegal immigration legislation

January 27th, 2011

Jumping on the legislative bandwagon, Indiana will become the latest state to consider an Arizona-esque illegal immigration bill, one that would require law enforcement officers to verify the residency status of persons suspected of being in the state illegally who have been detained on other matters. Senate Bill 590 would amend existing laws dealing with [Read more...]

Employee affinity groups see resurgence in popularity

January 27th, 2011

Despite fears they may be irrelevant to the new generation of supposedly post-feminist, multicultural workers, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) – also known as employee networks and affinity groups – are enjoying a renaissance at some organizations and having a positive effect on business success, finds a new study by Mercer’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practice. [Read more...]