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Study reveals hallmarks of success for total rewards profession

May 23rd, 2012

The future of the total rewards profession will be marked by four factors: enhancing employee engagement; quantifying HR impact on the organization; effectively communicating; and tying rewards to business strategy. More importantly, the future of the profession will depend on filling talent gaps and developing leaders.In terms of priority for the future skill development of [Read more...]

Senator attacks Board decision to approve mini-unit at Bergdorf Goodman shoe department, calls for passage of legislation barring mini-unions

May 22nd, 2012

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) has attacked the NLRB’s recent decision to approve the formation of a mini-union of employees within the shoe department at New York’s Bergdorf Goodman store. The ruling follows the precedent set forth in the Board’s Specialty Healthcare ruling, which allows for the formation of small, discrete units. Critics of the ruling, [Read more...]

Survey identifies eight qualities employers desire most in workers

May 22nd, 2012

Two out of three employers (68 percent) have implemented programs in the past year to retain some of their most talented workers as turnover has increased at 30 percent of them, according to a survey of 174 employers nationwide by OI Partners. Companies are rewarding their most valued workers with raises in salaries and benefits, [Read more...]

Christian Care Center of Johnson City facing EEOC suit after firing nurse who was HIV-positive

May 21st, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 17 that it has filed a lawsuit against Christian Care Center of Johnson City, Inc, and Care Centers Management Consulting alleging that the integrated enterprise violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against an employee because the employee is HIV-positive.The U.S. Equal Employment [Read more...]

Oklahoma enacts “open carry” firearms law

May 21st, 2012

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law Senate Bill 1733, a measure that allows Oklahoma citizens to openly carry firearms.
The bill permits those who are licensed, or already have been licensed, to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to openly carry a weapon or conceal it. It also allows property owners [Read more...]