workplace

Hiring Interns? Check out your top competition; Glassdoor Report

With more than 4,700 companies across the U.S. hiring interns right now, according to Glassdoor data, it’s time for employers to get serious about this competitive hiring landscape and know how to be a desirable workplace for today’s interns and tomorrow’s full-time employees. Glassdoor released its annual report of the 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns in 2014, entirely based on intern feedback over the past year.  This year, Facebook debuts at #1 on the list, knocking Google out of the top spot it held for the past two years, ranking #2 this year. Highlights:  Top 5 Highest Rated Companies for Internships: Facebook debuts on the third annual...

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Protect Your Workplace with 4 Guidelines to Follow for New Hires

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 99,412 charges of discrimination in 2012, including thousands triggered because of discriminatory hiring practices. With several important laws dictating the rights of employers and job applicants, it’s important to stay on top of changes to ensure your HR department follows the current best practices. Failing to know the relevant labor laws when hiring new employees could expose your company to a lawsuit or formal complaint. EEOC Compliance A 1961 executive order by President John F. Kennedy established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which protects employees from unfair discrimination during hiring,...

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Top 25 Challenging Interview Questions for 2014; Glassdoor Report

More than one in five (22 percent) employees report that searching for a new job is among their top career resolutions for 2014, according to Glassdoor’s 2013 Q4 Employment Confidence Survey. To help job candidates prepare for today’s challenging interview process and to ultimately find a job they love, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, announced today its annual list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. Based on tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year, the list uncovers some of the most unexpected interview questions, helping job seekers prepare for anything during an interview in 2014. Glassdoor’s Top 25...

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Ways to Promote Employee Wellness

According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an effective workplace wellness program could potentially decrease the average annual health costs of each working adult by 18.4 percent, and for working adults aged 60 to 64, the savings could be significantly higher at 27.9 percent per year. According to The Wellness Councils of America, 81 percent of businesses in America that have 50 or more employees have some type of wellness program. One such establishment, Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett, Washington, was able to save approximately $3 million over nine years through its outcomes-based employee health benefit...

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2 in 5 Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014; Glassdoor Survey

HR may want to prepare for more requests for pay raises and time off in 2014, as pay raises, looking for a new job and using all vacation days earned are among employees’ top career resolutions, according to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey. In fact, more employees (42%) are optimistic about receiving a pay raise in 2014, up five percentage points since last quarter, as employees’ fears over being laid off (15%) remain steady at its lowest in nearly five years. Each quarter, the Glassdoor survey tracks employee sentiment on job security, the job market, company outlook and salary expectations. This quarter’s survey also reveals top career...

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How to Handle BYOD When an Employee is Let Go

These days, many employees are part of a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend. Instead of using just the company’s computer to work, people can supply their own technology. According to an Enterasys survey, 74 percent of companies allow their employees at least some type of BYOD use, and 81 percent of workers use at least one of their own personal devices for work. By allowing employees to work on their own devices — be it a smartphone, iPad or laptop — they are probably more likely to put in more work hours. However, while this might seem like a positive situation, it can quickly turn sour when the employee is let go or fired. In this case, the former...

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