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The Future Of Hiring: HR Without Humans?

The Future Of Hiring: HR Without Humans? | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Economists tell us that computers are replacing people, and software is eating our work. This is different. This is a story about computers hiring people.

Imagine a scenario where your next job interview isn’t face-to-face, but face-to-screen. There are no questions about your former work experience and office habits. There’s simply a computer game. If you win, you get the job. If you lose, game over.

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500+ Women File EEOC Discrimination Charges Against Wal-Mart.

500+ Women File EEOC Discrimination Charges Against Wal-Mart. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

In a move to protect their right to pursue individual and class action pay and promotion claims against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., more than 500 former and current Wal-Mart women employees who had been part of a national class action lawsuit have filed a charge of discrimination against the retailer with the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as of Friday, Jan. 27.

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Our True U.S. Unemployment Numbers.

Our True U.S. Unemployment Numbers. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Really? The BLS just dropped 1.2 million US workers out of the work force! Not so fast. January is the month for annual revisions so the number in the workforce did not actually drop. The BLS, using the 2010 census data incorporated the data from the Census Survey which measured data over the ten years prior to 2010, and then reconciled and reported these changes into January, 2012. Spread out over 10 years, 1.2 million people is not significant on a per-month basis. However to believe that true unemployment is 8.3% is unrealistic.

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From Relief to Despair: Varying Views Of Jobs Data.

Month by month, the U.S. job market is regaining its health.

So many jobs are being added that the unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months. At 8.3 percent, it’s at a three-year low.

Whether the job market actually feels stronger, though, depends on your perspective.

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“The Government Can Create Jobs” ~AFL-CIO Blog.

“The Government Can Create Jobs” ~AFL-CIO Blog. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The Republicans keep saying the government can’t create jobs. That’s baloney.

Tens of thousands of unemployed Americans were glad to find work under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal programs of the 1930s. Their labor benefited the whole country, too.

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Apple Legally Fires Employee Over Facebook Rants In UK Tribunal.

Apple Legally Fires Employee Over Facebook Rants In UK Tribunal. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Apple can legally fire an employee who ranted about his job on Facebook, a U.K. tribunal ruled, the latest in a growing number of worker terminations prompted by social network postings.

Employee Samuel Crisp, a “Genius” at the Norwich Apple Store, posted various angry updates about his iPhone, apps and other aspects of Apple, expressing his displeasure on the social network.

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Careful. Negotiating Your Severance In 2012.

Careful. Negotiating Your Severance In 2012. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

We do outplacement, and rarely do I write about it; however, we’re seeing a real spike in employees being what I believe to be overly aggressive in negotiating their severance packages. I understand why; I really do. Having said that; stop it. Here’s why:

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Clericals Say UAW Should Practice What It Preaches.

Clericals Say UAW Should Practice What It Preaches. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Clerical workers at the United Auto Workers say they are being asked to take more concessions than higher-paid staffers—and layoffs as well.

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AFL-CIO Executing Global Plan As Target, Wal-Mart To Battle UFCW Union In Canada.

AFL-CIO Executing Global Plan As Target, Wal-Mart To Battle UFCW Union In Canada. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has been anxiously watching The UNI Global Union which is pushing Wal-Mart, and Target to unionize in dozens of countries with some success is stepping up their activity north of the border. While some are preoccupied with the AFL=CIO’s involvement and support of OWS, don’t be distracted as they are clearly supportive of the UFCW’s activities.

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Kenya: Affirmative Action Fuels Discrimination.

Kenya: Affirmative Action Fuels Discrimination. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Recent nominations by the President and Prime Minister as well as shortlists by selection panels for various constitutional and statutory bodies have raised a variety of concerns, including alleged violation of the constitution for overlooking candidates ranked at the top of lists.

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Fostering High Value Collaboration In Korea.

Fostering High Value Collaboration In Korea. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The dictionary defines “collaboration” as “working together.” Strictly speaking, then, any work that relies on the cooperation of two or more people would qualify as collaboration. However, there should be a definition that is useful to practicing managers. And, it is essential to highlight the truly distinctive quality of collaboration: the unstructured and voluntary component of working together. Thus, the definition of collaboration should be people working together on things that require negotiation of meaning and order.

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Ouch: 3M Settles Age Discrimination For $3 Million.

Ouch: 3M Settles Age Discrimination For $3 Million. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it
Maplewood-based 3M has agreed to pay $3 million to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency said Monday.

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Clash Over NLRB Erupts At House Hearing.

Clash Over NLRB Erupts At House Hearing. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The partisan clash over President Barack Obama’s NLRB recess appointments was on full display at a House hearing Tuesday: Democrats called the meeting a waste of time and Republicans called it instructive.

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Gen Y Behavior Creates New Work Culture.

Gen Y Behavior Creates New Work Culture. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Communication gaps between the generations in the workplace is not a new phenomenon but now there are new data points to illustrate how Generation Y may be changing the professional work culture dramatically. Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner ofMillennial Branding LLC, partnered withIdentified.com – a data and analytics company — to research how Generation Y (18-to-29-year-olds) is using Facebook to define their personal lives while often disregarding their professional identity.

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Equal Pay. There Should Be An App For That.

Equal Pay. There Should Be An App For That. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Last week, the Obama Administration launched theEqual Pay App Challenge. We’re inviting software developers to help women ensure that they’re being paid fairly — which in turn will help restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.

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Holiday Gifts For The Self-Absorbed Millennial Employee.

Holiday Gifts For The Self-Absorbed Millennial Employee. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Millennial employees have taken employee gift expectations to another level. When I was entering the workforce, I didn’t expect stuff. Hell, I was stuff, and anything I received from my employer at this time of year was essentially on loan for blind loyalty, and labor. Ah well, tis the season to cater to those who fully expect to be catered to. Challenged with finding the ideal swag or cashe for those indispensable Millennial employees?

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EEOC Sues Butterball For Harassment, Termination Of HIV Positive Employee.

EEOC Sues Butterball For Harassment, Termination Of HIV Positive Employee. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Butterball, LLC, a Garner, N.C.-based turkey processing company, has been charged with violating federal law by subjecting an employee to a hostile work environment based on the fact that she has Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and firing her because of her disability.

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Shadow Stats: Unemployment Is Much Worse Than We Believe.

Shadow Stats: Unemployment Is Much Worse Than We Believe. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent in October from 9.0 the Labor Department said last Friday with employers creating 120,000 net new jobs last month. The true unemployment for the U.S. is 23% defined by the top line in the graph above.

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Five Major Challenges For Global HR Leaders In 2012.

Five Major Challenges For Global HR Leaders In 2012. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Europe is heading for recession. China is battling its own economic challenges, and we in the United States are hardly in a position to help; yet we just did. Are we near a tipping point, or as some evidence shows could already be past that point and, what are the implications for Human Resources leaders?

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Moderate Salary Growth, Tougher Performance Metrics For Execs In 2012.

Moderate Salary Growth, Tougher Performance Metrics For Execs In 2012. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Corporate executives can expect moderate salary increases and tougher performance hurdles in 2012, according to a survey from Pearl Meyer & Partners. The annual preview of executive pay shows companies are modifying incentive-based compensation in response to pressures to provide a better alignment between executive pay and performance. Key findings:

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NLRB to vote on “Quickie Elections” tomorrow.

NLRB to vote on “Quickie Elections” tomorrow. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

The NLRB will vote tomorrow with it’s three-member Board on “whether to adopt a small number of the amendments to its election procedures that the Board proposed earlier this year.” The controversial NLRB proposed rule included various measures that would significantly shorten the time between when a petition for a representation election is filed and when the election occurs.

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NLRB Broke Federal Law On Boeing Suit.

NLRB Broke Federal Law On Boeing Suit. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

What if there were emails showing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor coordinating with Attorney General Eric Holder and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on how the Obama administration should fight judicial challenges to Obamacare?

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Worker Admits Beating HR Boss To Death Over Dispute.

Worker Admits Beating HR Boss To Death Over Dispute. | TheHRScoop | Scoop.it

Police from the Crime Suppression Division have arrested a company driver who killed a human resources manager in Rayong over a work dispute.

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