Archive for May, 2018

Getting Up to Speed on the GDPR

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If it feels like you’ve gotten a lot of extra email from vendors and have seen lots of pop-up ads on privacy over the last week or two, you’re right. That’s because of the new European Union law that went into effect on May 25, 2018 – the General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR.  The law is intended to protect Europeans; however, it will likely have a widespread effect on American businesses, as well. To understand how this regulation will impact businesses, we have to understand what exactly the GDPR is, and who it is intended to help. This…

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Lessons From the White House: Creating an Ethical Workplace

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It is critical to create a positive and ethical work environment for your employees. There will always be some unintentional errors, so companies need to find the right balance. Dealing with mistakes and working through turbulent times is acceptable in the end if a true effort is being put forth by management to make progress. This philosophy has not quite been adopted by the current Administration. Week after week, new reports of ethical mishaps have flooded American news outlets.  From the appointment of lobbyists, to the use of private jets paid for by taxpayers, and a continued stream of government…

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The Keys To Effective Behavioral Interviews

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As employers take a more detailed approach to hiring, many job seekers are rightly being thoroughly examined when it comes to interviewing.  After all, hiring is arguably the most important function you perform.  Most companies have their candidates interview at least twice (and often three times) before making the all-important decision on who to hire. One of the most effective interview methods is the behavioral interview – where candidates are asked about previous experiences. Behavioral interviewing is a structured interviewing strategy built on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor of future performance. The line of questioning in…

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Pay It Forward: Student Debt Repayment Programs

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It’s no secret that millions of young people are struggling with repaying their student loans. A report from Forbes showed that 44.2 million people in the U.S. owe student debts. Their financial struggles are preventing them from buying homes, moving out of their childhood homes and saving up for retirement – among other issues. However, according to the 2017 Employee Benefits Survey Report, only 4% of employers provide programs to their employees that help them with their educational debts. The survey showed that some of the largest/most recognizable businesses were among the 4% of companies that offered student loan repayment…

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