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A man smokes marijuana

Legalized pot use vs. employer drug testing

May 7, 2014
A court case in Colorado challenges the rights of employers to test their workers for legal pot use.
Posted In: marijuana, human resources, employee monitoring, drug testing
Toby - The Office

Look out, Human Resources departments

Apr 10, 2014
Nancy Koehn of the Harvard Business School says nixing HR's a bad idea.
Posted In: human resources

Open for business on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 20, 2014
How businesses observe Martin Luther King Day has changed over time.
Posted In: Martin Luther King Jr., holidays, human resources, employment

The delicate art of rejecting a job candidate

Jul 9, 2013
Why some companies are trying to close the door on job candidates a little more politely.
Posted In: Jobs, job interview, job applications, human resources

What does teambuilding get you, anyway?

Jun 5, 2013
The IRS has come under heat for spending on conferences and teambuilding training, but teambuilding is big business.
Posted In: IRS, team building, human resources, workplace culture

Can HR snoop too much on social media sites?

May 29, 2013
Employers often search social media sites to learn more about job applicants. But some companies prefer to avert their eyes.
Posted In: social media, employers, human resources, office

What can ants teach us about our own corporate ladder?

May 2, 2013
A new study out of Switzerland finds carpenter ant colonies have some startling similarities with the structure of our own corporate ladder.
Posted In: human resources, career, insects

You're my colleague. Will you be my Valentine?

Feb 14, 2013
Despite advice to the contrary, work colleagues frequently date each other. That can give HR a headache and lead to corporate policies barring office romance.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, human resources

Understanding your salary: Are you a pork belly or a sausage?

Aug 22, 2012
Do you work in a commodity job or are you a customized good. Take our quiz to find out; your salary could depend on it.
Posted In: salary, human resources

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

Jul 6, 2012
The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?
Posted In: human resources, hiring, Microsoft, Jobs

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