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Seventy-one percent of employers say they value emotional intelligence over IQ

August 19th, 2011

With smaller staffs, higher stress levels and uncertainties around the economy, are employers changing what they look for in prospective employees? Thirty-four percent of hiring managers said they are placing greater emphasis on emotional intelligence when hiring and promoting employees post-recession, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Seventy-one percent said they value emotional intelligence in [Read more...]

EEOC, OPM put in writing their promise to rigorously enforce equal pay laws for federal employees

August 18th, 2011

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have issued a joint letter pledging to ensure “rigorous enforcement” of equal pay laws for federal employees. The agencies are sending the letter to all civilian federal employees.
Both agencies are members of the White House’s National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force, [Read more...]

Study finds consequences of co-worker rudeness are far-reaching

August 18th, 2011

A co-worker’s rudeness can have a great impact on relationships far beyond the workplace, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Findings suggest that stress created by incivility can be so intense that, at the end of the day, it is taken home by the worker and impacts [Read more...]

Eleventh Circuit rules that individual mandate provision in health care reform bill is unconstitutional

August 17th, 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional. The ruling, written by Chief Judge Joel Dubina, found that the individual mandate provision of the law, which requires all [Read more...]

Employees’ poor emotional wellbeing is obstacle to wellness efforts, report finds

August 17th, 2011

According to a new wellness report released by ComPsych Corporation, the state of many employees’ emotional health likely will not support healthy lifestyle changes. Aggregate data from health risk assessments across ComPsych’s customer base show that stress, anxiety, depression and poor social support may be hampering employees’ efforts to achieve wellness goals.
“There is strong correlation [Read more...]