The HR Specialist

The minimum wage will increase in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as Oakland and San Francisco, Calif., after voters approved local ballot initiatives on Nov. 4.

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When the midterm elections swept Republicans to complete control of Congress starting in January, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner immediately vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That’s unlikely to happen.

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For years, conventional wisdom held that women far more than men took advantage of flexible working arrangements to balance work/life responsibilities. Now comes a new study revealing that male employees feel equally empowered to use programs that allow flexibility in how, when and where work happens.

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Research from Towers Watson reveals that employees don’t believe their employers deliver on the promise to help them grow.

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A quick summary of a recent training webinar presented by Business Management Daily.

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Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women polled. Only 37% of men agree.

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Of course you should strive to keep your workplace free of discrimination, but you don’t have to satisfy unreasonable equity requests.

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Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as Too Old.

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Female executives in emerging nations have had more success breaking the glass ceiling, according to Grant Thornton’s 2014 “Women in Business” report.

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It isn’t just about protecting employees. It’s also a sound risk-management strategy against harassment liability.

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