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Employees in Stressful Jobs Balance Demands with Helping Others

High blood pressure alert: Firefighters, police officers and airline pilots may have the most stressful jobs in this country, according to a new survey. But if you're a hair stylist, a medical sonographer or a university professor, it's likely you're sleeping pretty well at night. ...




How Will Businesses Handle Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

Employers have bright lines on pot use for decades. This all gets more complicated when marijuana is legal.
 

Human Resources is really up against an ill-defined wall. For decades, they have been able to test job applicants and employees for the presence of marijuana in their systems. ...




Study: What HR actually does vs. what employees expect HR to do

Ask employees and HR pros what the Human Resources department actually does, and you’re liable to find some common beliefs and some major differences.
 
That’s what a recent study by Paychex uncovered. The study polled both employees and HR specialists about the roles and responsibilities of the HR department. ...




4 Ways To Inspire Change In Your Employees

Have you ever listened to a speech that inspired you so much, you were ready to make a change in your life immediately? What was it about that person, that presentation, that drove you to take action? Chances are, the speaker had some pretty solid qualities that inspired you to follow their lead. ...




CVS-Aetna Merger Could Change How Employers Buy Health Benefits

To integrate or not integrate health care and pharmacy benefits?
The announcement that retail pharmacy giant CVS Health Corp. is seeking to purchase one of the nation's largest health insurers, Aetna Inc., has led health care analysts to ponder the likely effect on both consumers and employer-sponsored health care—assuming that the merger goes through. ...




Five myths about female veterans

No, they didn’t just begin serving in combat.
 
Veterans Day is an occasion to recall the service of our troops. But women’s stories have often been absent from those recollections, as author Cara Hoffman lamented in a 2014 op-ed for the New York Times. ...




10 Great Companies For Veterans In 2017

Around this time of year, many turn their attention to the nation’s veterans: how they have served, the causes for which they’ve sacrificed, and the issues they must deal with in uniform and out of it.Believe it or not, the job market can be challenging for even the most experienced warriors, but some companies offer great opportunities for veterans looking for a career in the private sector. ...




Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to veterans for job interviews

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft will donate tens of thousands of free trips to veterans for transportation to work, job interviews and other critical needs, officials announced Tuesday.
 
The move is part of a broader effort by the White House's Joining Forces initiative to help end homelessness among veterans, and encourage corporate partners to fill the unmet needs of America's military families. ...




Most Recruiters Not Fully Confident in Applicant Screening Methods

Survey finds talent professionals would like to use more-objective selection tools.
Talent acquisition professionals fear that they are losing out on qualified job candidates by relying on traditional applicant screening methods.
Only 20 percent of 520 recruiting professionals said they were fully confident in their employers' overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants using time-honored selection methods like interviews and application and resume scans, according to a survey conducted by global consultancy Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ...




Four Strategies for Recruiting Security Clearance Candidates

Most recruiters who need to hire job seekers with security clearance are aware of the basic approaches to clearance recruiting. There are well known job boards and job fairs specifically tailored to bringing cleared candidates and government or private sector contractors together. ...