Entries for month: March 2014

The Secrets to Breaking Bad Habits

Health & Well-Being

Truth be told, we are all creatures of habits. We buy the same foods, prepare the same recipes, sit in front of the television snacking at night – you know those habits that are ingrained in our daily routines.
The problem is that we get so comfy in our routines, even when they undermine health, that it is hard to give up old habits. In order to help improve your health, you need to shake up your routine and start thinking differently about your diet, exercise and lifestyle routines.

The Secrets to Breaking Bad Habits
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD

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Let It Go!

On the Job Tips , Health & Well-Being , Career Tips

With the first quarter of 2014 closing, what goals or practices do you need to let go of for 2014?

There are practices and behaviors that at one time served us well and now are slowing you down or even attracting negative thoughts and ruining your reputation. If it no longer meet your needs – let it go!

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One Resume Change That Will Significantly Increase Your Results

Resume Tips , Hiring Decision Makers , Career Tips

9 out of 10 resumes end up in the trash because 85% of hiring managers read only the top ½ of page one of your resume. Therefore, placing a concise, branded statement at the top of your resume tells the prospective employer what your specialty is, and this just may offer you a higher chance to land your resume on the hiring manager’s desk rather than in the closest trash can.

 

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E-verify adds e-mail notifications

Governmental Regulations , HR , Legal
E-Verify, is a free online service that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of new hires. Employers who use E-Verify must now enter the e-mail address if the employee chooses to include it on Form I-9. E-Verify's e-mail notifications benefit employees and employers alike by improving transparency, ensuring timely notification to the employee of a record mismatch, and encouraging timely resolution.
(SSA/IRS Reporter, Winter 2013.)

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EEOC Lawsuit Challenges Commonly Used Language In Severance Agreements

Governmental Regulations , HR , Legal

Employers frequently offer agreements to departing employees, agreeing to provide severance pay in exchange for a waiver of the right to file any type of claim against the employer, a covenant not to sue, and other promises. Usually the amount of severance is much less than what it would cost to defend an employment lawsuit.

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