Amazon to Raise Its Minimum U.S. Wage to $15 an Hour

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Amazon to Raise Its Minimum U.S. Wage to $15 an Hour New level starts Nov. 1, covers more than 250,000 current employees, 100,000 seasonal workers https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-raise-its-minimum-u-s-wage-to-15-an-hour-1538476027 An Amazon fulfillment center under construction last year in Sacramento, Calif. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 491 Comments By Laura Stevens Updated Oct. 2, 2018 1:44 p.m. ET Amazon.com Inc…. Read more »

SHRM Research Finds Some Employees Unaware of Company Sexual Harassment Policies

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Original article found here: https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/press-room/press-releases/pages/sexual-harassment-survey.aspx Less than one-quarter of employees who experienced sexual harassment reported it Jan 31, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Although most employers have a policy on sexual harassment — a basic tool for preventing and addressing inappropriate behavior — some employees are not aware of it, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)… Read more »

Employers Report Strong Job Growth, Unemployment Holds Steady

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Full Article Here: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/strong-job-growth-unemployment-holds-steady.aspx The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, marking 86 months of consecutive job growth, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, its lowest level since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Wages, long limited during an otherwise strong recovery, rose by 5 cents to $26.55, or by… Read more »

The Unexpected Downsides of Hiring for “Cultural Fit”

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Original Article here: http://fistfuloftalent.com/2017/12/unexpected-downsides-hiring-culture-fit.html?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BCAva1JVtShq%2FV1SFIW34FA%3D%3D By: Rachel Bitte 12.28.2017 As we wind down from the thick of “the most wonderful time of the year,” we have a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year now past (and celebrate surviving yet another year of open enrollment). As we gear up for the new year and flurry of… Read more »

Its almost tax season! Update your address with Precision Staffing!

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In order to make sure you get your W2 in 2018, please contact Precision Staffing and verify your address!!!   Call us at 859-272-2030 Or email lexpsi@precisionstaffing.net    

Practice Thanksgiving At Work

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Although Americans have celebrated some sort of Thanksgiving since 1661, Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday by proclamation on November 28, 1861. The Thanksgiving holiday takes on more meaning when one considers that an American people so exhausted by war, nonetheless gathered together to offer thanks. We seldom consider the concepts of “gratitude”… Read more »

What employers need to know about the revised I-9 form

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https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/08/what-employers-need-to-know-about-the-revised-form.html#i1 Effective September 18, 2017, employers must use a newly revised Form I-9. This marks the thirteenth revision since the Form I-9 was introduced in 1986 and the third revision in just the last four years. It also is the second iteration of the so called “smart” form. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first… Read more »

Biased? Not me! Avoiding Bias in the Hiring Process

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170912/blogs05/135166/biased-not-me-avoiding-unconscious-bias-during-hiring-process In an ideal world, an employer would evaluate candidates based solely on objective, measurable criteria without consideration of any matter not related to job performance. But in reality, many other factors come into play — including biases that the hiring manager is wholly unaware he or she harbors. Although these unconscious biases are unintentional,… Read more »

A Closer Look at Soft Skills

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Depending on the job you’re hiring for, hard skills can be critically important. But across many business areas, hard skills aren’t what CEOs are saying they need right now. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of employers believe that soft skills are just as important as hard skills. And almost 20% said they were more… Read more »

Tips to Combat Poor Productivity and Absenteeism During March Madness

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HR Management HR Daily Advisor Editorial Staff Friday – March 3, 2017 Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put… Read more »