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Why the ‘Pence Rule’ is exactly how you shouldn’t go about preventing sexual harassment

With new high profile sexual harassment allegations coming out on a daily basis, a lot of companies are considering policy changes and putting new protocols into place. One new rule not to establish? The Pence Rule.
 
The Pence Rule is referring to a principle created by Baptist Minister Billy Graham — that a man should not eat, travel, or meet alone with any woman who is not his wife — and is now touted by Vice President Mike Pence. ...




The 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Determine if Someone's a Fit

I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are leading teams at a Fortune 500 company or just starting up, the need to make great cultural hires never goes away. ...




Job Seekers Want to Keep Their Job Search to Themselves

Looking for a new job is a clandestine affair, according to research conducted by Indeed, the world's largest job search engine.
 
Two-thirds of 10,000 job seekers surveyed by the Austin, Texas-based site said they worry that others will find out they are looking for a change in employment. ...




Paid leave policies: How does your company stack up to the competition?

Forward-thinking employers are finding a number of creative ways to tweak their paid leave policies to give employees the most from the benefit.
 
That’s according to the International Foundation’s recent report, “Paid Leave in the Workplace: 2017 Survey Results. ...




My View: Veterans offer plenty to local workforce

On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed in uniform, risking their lives for the country we love. Unfortunately, when our nation’s veterans return home to their communities from duty, they often have difficulty connecting with careers that fully capitalize on their experience and potential. ...




The 25 Best Places For Veterans To Live

Veterans thinking of shipping off to a new city should consider the obvious factors like cost of living and regional economic health. But they may also want to understand the size of the veteran population, whether the local job market has a demand for military skills and the quality of its Veterans Affairs health facilities. ...




Lyft Partners with Local USO Pathfinder Program to Help Service Members with Military-to-Civilian Transition

Thursday, Lyft announced a local partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) Pathfinder program to provide resources to active duty service members, veterans, and military family members on their path forward from military service. The partnership will provide the local military community with resources to become Lyft drivers, and offer Lyft ride credits to give service members increased flexibility to search for jobs and integrate into the community. ...




Nearly Half of Employers Continue to Ask About Criminal History on Job Applications

About half (48 percent) of employers that conduct pre-employment background checks still have a question on their application forms inquiring about applicants' criminal histories, despite the growing momentum to "ban the box" on job applications.
 
Criminal records searches are used by 93 percent of employers that conduct prehire screening. ...




Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately encapsulates how most interviews work. There have been volumes written about how “the first five minutes” of an interview are what really matter, describing how interviewers make initial assessments and spend the rest of the interview working to confirm those assessments. ...




How Your Company Can Better Retain Employees Who Are Veterans

Up to 360,000 men and women leave the military each year and most are looking for work. Since 2009, over 400,000 veterans have found employment in hundreds of corporate and governmental organizations thanks in part to the work of coalitions and initiatives such as the Veteran Jobs Mission, Veterans Employment Initiative, and Hiring Our Heroes. ...