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Older plaintiffs allege age discrimination via technology

Last December, the Communication Workers of America and three others sued numerous big corporations, such as Amazon, Ikea and the University of Maryland Medical Center, alleging the defendants discriminate against older job applicants by advertising the open positions on Facebook. In turn, the plaintiffs allege, Facebook’s algorithms target younger applicants, thereby discriminating against older people who might want to apply. Neither Facebook nor any employment agencies are named as defendants in the lawsuit.


Curiosity is the Key to Business Innovation

While two-thirds of executives at enterprises with more than $100 million in revenue report that their companies made innovation one of their top three priorities, less than one-quarter believed their companies were effective innovators and just one in five said they were strong at “breakthrough” innovation. (Bain & Company) 


Employment news a mixed bag for small businesses

Small business employment news is conflicting, with a major payroll company indicating small businesses created fewer jobs during May than in the past while the government reporting unemployment figures were down in April.


How to Fire the Right Way

After one of my workshops, a young lady approached me. Introducing herself, she explained she'd been fired a few days ago. The news came as a total surprise. A couple days later, she got a call from her former boss. It'd seem the company still had a few contracts in place with customers that she was overseeing. With her sudden departure, those customers got forwarded to her boss-who didn't know what to do. He offered her the job back. 


Workplace safety training is about more than rules

Business owners unconvinced about the importance of workplace safety programs might wish to peruse the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the numbers of employees injured, or worse, killed on the job.


Three Simple Steps to Prevent Gossip From Infiltrating Your Office

Office Gossip 1000x520Work gossip. Some of us participate in it, and most of us see it as a relatively harmless reality of working in an office. But the truth is, gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. Here’s why work gossip is bad news: Read more...

With Employee Engagement Way Down, Here Are 3 Tips For Companies To Bring It Up

employee engagementMost American employees, it turns out, aren’t all there. In other words, the majority of U.S. workers aren’t engaged in their jobs. In its recent Employee Engagement Index, Gallup found 71 percent were not engaged in their work. Gallup defines “engaged” as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Read more...

Business Expert: Employers should rethink job ads

job description 1Today’s small business owner would be wise to reconsider the importance of the content contained in a job advertisement, says a New Jersey small business expert. According to Lonnie Sciambi, The Entrepreneur’s Yoda who owns The Small Business Force, today’s employers need to view job advertisements as more than a way of finding the best qualified candidates for an employment opportunity. Read more...

Why employee reviews can help your small business

effective employee review programIt’s wise for business owners to conduct employee reviews on a regular basis for a few reasons, says Polina Bernstein, a partner with Bernstein & Friedland, PC, an employment law firm in Encino, California. Read more...


If you are looking to bolster your ability to lead a team at work or are a first time manager, this infographic is for you!

Becoming a manager is tricky. There’s lots of new skills to learn. Some key ones are:

• Always be willing to learn more about yourself and your team
• Prioritize important goals and ways to achieve them
• Lead from the front, encourage your team

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