People lie on resumes. It’s a sad but true fact: The Society for Human Resources Management estimates that as many as half of resumes contain at least one material misrepresentation. A survey from First Advantage, a background screening and analytics firm, found that one applicant in four is willing to lie on a resume in […]

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Uber, the massive ridesharing company, has been in the dog house in recent months. On February 9th, 2017, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, wrote a scathing account of sexual discrimination, harassment and enabling of the same that occurred during her time working for the company’s Bay Area headquarters. The company was stung by her […]

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Despite the Affordable Care Act – and in some ways because of it – offering a traditional group health plan has become prohibitively expensive for many smaller employers. Between 2006 and 2016, average total per-employee premiums have risen by 58 percent, from $11,480 per year to $18,142. Workers are feeling the pinch: Their average contribution […]

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The question of politics in the workplace has never been more important. This year’s election has been a contentious, emotional one so far. And that’s not going to get any better as we head towards November. Both leading candidates are deeply distrusted and disliked by members of each opposing camp. If recent outbursts, arguments, insults […]

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  As much as we all enjoy reading about developing the soft skills and the exciting new human resources technologies coming out, being in this business still means hitting your HR deadlines. Fire up your Outlook calendar and wipe off that white board — here are some of the critical HR deadlines coming up over […]

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Private college lenders are getting serious about taking wayward borrowers to court. That’s the latest according to the Associated Press.  The number of lawsuits filed over delinquent student loans that were made by private lenders has increased significantly in the past two years, lawyers told The Associated Press, even though borrowers are missing payments much […]

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Nothing is certain, they say, except death and taxes. And it used to be, repayment of federally guaranteed student loans was about as certain as things get. The reason: Probate laws. Here’s how it works When you die, all property attached to your name falls under the control of a bunch of attorneys at the […]

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