Video Demo: Clean Your Chrome Extension Clutter with My Permission Cleaner by @DeanDaCosta

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If you’ve been following the Free Tool Friday series or watching other video demos by Dean DaCosta, you’ve surely downloaded a few Chrome extensions. After a while it’s easy to lose track of everything you’ve downloaded and what they do. That’s where My Permission Cleaner can help. To learn how to use My…

SHRM Las Vegas 3: Mika Brezezinski Makes Her Pinch Hitting Opportunity Count

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Mika Brzezinski, the keynote speaker on Day 3 of the 2015 Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, is known primarily for three things: She is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. She is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor for President Carter. She is…

How Do You Become an Authentic Leader?

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Leaders are increasingly engaging in fierce competition over their companies’ very identities. At risk is their ability to successfully manage their relationships with customers, investors, partners, employees and others due to the rapidly changing context for global business. The appearance and empowerment of new stakeholders, the emergence of a “flat world,” and the…

Job Boards Still a Leading Way to Fill Vacancies

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As more than one survey has pointed out, job boards are far from dead. The latest survey, from the International Association of Employment Web Sites, shows applying to a job posted on a commercial site is still the leading way some job seekers find work. Compared to the percentage who found work that…

Another Study Urges Restricting Employers’ Scheduling Options

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By John E. Thompson Just as we expected, another report – this one from DC Jobs With Justice, the Jobs With Justice Education Fund, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and the Georgetown University Department of Government – asserts that District of Columbia employers are imposing “erratic and unpredictable hours” for their workers in an effort…

The 5 Things That Employees Hate to Hear From New Managers

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Leaders want to make their mark on operations, stamp their philosophical footprint on minds, leave their legacy on hearts and in hallways. They hope their leadership will be unique, profitable, and pleasant. These are understandable goals. All too often, however, they start out with similar comments — lines that set their employees up…

NYC’s “Ban the Box” Bill Puts Tough Limits On Criminal Records Checks

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On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act by a vote of 45-to-5. The legislation prevents employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal arrests and convictions prior to hire. Employers will be permitted to make such inquiries after an applicant receives a conditional job offer but only provided…

SHRM Las Vegas 2: Yes, HR IS in the Human Nature Business

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Deep thinkers expressing deep thoughts seem to be the standard fare for keynote presentations on Day 2 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Conference & Exhibition. Last year, SHRM attendees heard New York Times columnist and best-selling author Tom Friedman on Day 2 in Orlando. He’s most famous for the book The World…