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Survey reveals one-third of employees lunch at their desk

August 31st, 2011

One-third of employees have lunch at their desk each day, according to a survey by Right Management. But another one-third takes no lunch, or only occasionally. During July and August Right Management polled 751 North American workers via an online poll and asked: “Do you regularly take a break for lunch?” Thirty-five percent of respondents [Read more...]

EEOC’s final plan for retrospective analysis focuses on age bias and federal sector complaint processing

August 30th, 2011

The EEOC, on August 23, released its final regulatory review plan and the plan indicates that the EEOC will focus heavily on updating age discrimination-related regulations relating to age discrimination and federal sector EEO complaint processing over the next two years. The plan is one of 30 final plans issued by federal agencies in response [Read more...]

Report shows employees feel entitled to flexibility and will change jobs to get it

August 30th, 2011

The lights are on, but not everybody’s home. Or at the office for that matter. The mobile workforce is now working 24×7. But they aren’t just working from their cubicles and living rooms –they are holed up in coffee shops and many other public venues, or out working in a park, getting some badly needed [Read more...]

End of over-the-counter sales of paper U.S. savings bonds will impact OFCCP jurisdiction for EO 11246 enforcement beginning next year

August 29th, 2011

In light of the Treasury Department’s recent announcement that it will end over-the-counter sales of paper U.S. savings bonds, any financial institutions that fall under the OFCCP’s jurisdiction solely because of this one criterion would no longer be obligated to comply with the requirements of EO 11246 after January 1, 2012, a DOL spokesperson has [Read more...]

When it comes to hiring decisions, survey shows HR unlikely to factor social media activity

August 29th, 2011

Human resource professionals rarely factor a job candidate’s social media activity in final hiring decisions, shows a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). When asked, “Why does your organization not use social networking websites to screen job candidates?” 66 percent of human resource professionals cited legal risks and discovering protected characteristics. [Read more...]