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OSHA Says ‘Negative’ to Post-Accident Testing - Buried in OSHA’s impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is this little nugget. OSHA believes that you violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug test. Let me repeat. According to OSHA, you violate the law if you automatically drug test any employee after an on-the-job accident. Allow me to pause while this sinks in.  While this prohibition doesn’t appear in the the actual t...

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Big Companies Pool Big Data in New Health Alliance - Another group of large employers is banding together to tackle rising health care costs. This one is composed of 20 of the largest U.S. employers, including American Express Co., Caterpillar Inc. and IBM Corp. The Health Transformation Alliance was formed earlier this year joining groups like the National Business Group on Health, the National Business Coalition on Health and a multitude of regional business and employer groups working to...

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The Increasingly Important Role of Screening in Recruiting - Today’s recruiters face tough competition for good talent — and they worry about losing good candidates to long, drawn-out screening processes. Recruiters are also facing increased pressure to fill more roles faster as 3 out of 4 companies plan to increase hiring. “With hiring on the rise, there is always a time challenge,” said Clare Hart, CEO of SterlingBackcheck, a background-checking provider. “The war for talent has enabled p...

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Doughnuts and Dialogue: Something to Chew on to Communicate Benefits

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Recruit Like A Marketer -                   It’s no secret that marketing has pervaded almost every corner of society. In an era of branded stadiums and high-rise buildings, apps and highly targeted social media strategies, the ability to grab so-called “mindshare” and market share is everything. Of course, it’s tempting to think about human resources outside the tractor beam of today’s marketing frenzy. For decades, HR executives and recruiters quietly went about their job of matching cand...

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5MM: Robots and Jobs - Tags: ACA, Affordable Care Act, automation, Cadillac tax, jobs, robots, technology The post 5MM: Robots and Jobs appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

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For God’s Sake, Think Before You Email - I have lots of readers. Thousands upon thousands. Do you know who doesn’t read my blog, however? Former DNC chair (and Congresswoman) Debbie Wasserman Schultz. How do I know? Because, if she does, she would have read this: Do I really need to tell you not to ever put something like “do we really want an obese Christian” in an email. Some things are better left unsaid, or, more to the point, un-typed. And, for god’s sake, please read those emails (all...

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The Benefits — or Lack Thereof — of the ‘Gig’ - There’s a reason the on-demand economy — also known as the “gig,” “sharing” or “freelance” economy — is flourishing. The gig economy is a near-frictionless system that enables both workers and businesses to be more flexible, and therefore allows capital and time to be allocated more efficiently. It also allows workers to create their own schedules and work, charge what they want, and create their own work-life balance. In other words, it creat...

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Ohio Supreme Court Sides With Workers’ Comp Fraud - Ohio has a specific statute that protects injured workers from retaliation after filing a workers’ compensation claim. O.R.C. 4123.90 states: No employer shall discharge, demote, reassign, or take any punitive action against any employee because the employee filed a claim or instituted, pursued or testified in any proceedings under the workers’ compensation act for an injury or occupational disease which occurred in the course of and arisi...

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Workforce Live Preview: Andrew Cole Podcast - Andrew Cole from Revolution Brewing will be speaking at Workforce Live in Chicago at the Four Seasons on Sept. 1. In this podcast, he speaks with Workforce editor Frank Kalman about what attendees can expect. To learn more about Workforce Live’s Chicago event, please click here. Tags: Andrew Cole, Frank Kalman, Revolution Brewing, Workforce Live The post Workforce Live Preview: Andrew Cole Podcast appeared first on Workforce Magazine.
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