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5 Expert Tips for Hiring the Right People

Small-business owners can’t just sit back and wait for perfect employees to walk through their doors. If only it were that easy! So, how do you hire the right people?Experts in HR, talent acquisition, and professional networking recently gathered at the Hire Smart Small Business Event hosted by Intuit and LinkedIn to answer that question. ...




Opioid crisis forcing employers to take drastic health plan steps

If your company is worried about employees’ abuse of opioid prescriptions, you’re not alone.
 
The majority of large employers (80%) are “concerned” about employees’ abuse of prescription opioids, according to the National Business Group on Health’s (NBGH) Large Employers 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey. ...




There's no longer such a thing as 'retirement age'

In a recent column for MONEY, personal finance guru Suze Orman laid down the law about when we ought to retire: "Seventy is the new retirement age," she let us know us in no uncertain terms. "Not a month or year before."
 
Apparently she realized that such a pronouncement might be hard for some people to swallow because immediately afterward she added, "Don't 'Oh, Suze' me just yet. ...




7 Essential Guidelines for Mentoring in the Post-Weinstein Era

Allegations of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior in the workplace are prompting lawsuits against employers and dismissals of those accused of wrongdoing. The fallout from the scandals may cause men to refrain from serving as mentors to avoid any hint of impropriety with a female colleague. ...




How is At-Will Employment Defined within Healthcare?

Most people are somewhat familiar with the term at-will employment. Generally, employment-at-will means that an employee or employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason, without advance warning, and without being subject to retaliation. ...




Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

The U.S. oil industry is trying to find a new generation of workers in a country that is becoming more diverse. But a history of sexism and racism is making that difficult.
 
The oil industry has struggled to solve its diversity problem despite having some big advantages. ...




Meet the 15 people who made history in the 2017 election

Election Day 2017 marked historic wins across America for many first-time city and state leaders.
In addition to major party wins like election of Democrat Phil Murphy as governor of New Jersey and the election of Democrat Ralph Northam as governor of Virginia, many other leaders made their impact on American politics Tuesday night. ...




Democratic LGBT, minority candidates see historic wins but long-term impact on diversity unclear

As Democrats nabbed two major gubernatorial races, Election Day Tuesday was also a historic night for a number of minority and LGBT candidates.
 
Former journalist Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender woman elected to a state legislature. ...




Rising Up: 4 Ways to Prepare Inside Hires for Management Opportunities

Your thriving business believes in promoting employees from within its own ranks. This gives a company new management personnel who are familiar with the inner workings of the company from the ground up. It also provides them with individuals who are extremely loyal and committed to the goals of the business. ...




How to tell when your job is making you super depressed

Even Oprah gets depressed.
The media mogul and lifestyle guru reveals in Vogue’s September issue that her 1998 box office bomb “Beloved” sent her into a dark place for six weeks.
“I actually started to think, Maybe I really am depressed. ...