The Value of an Engineering Degree

Gregg Dourgarian
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Unlike most four-year-degrees, engineering delivers an outstanding ROI. My Dad went to Stevens, fifth on this list. I didn’t go to Harvey Mudd, first on the list, but I did compete with the people that went there as a student at Claremont McKenna. I’m written […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 23, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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America, your middle class is not the richest anymore. [NYT] Staffing company creates documentary-like video about the world of staffing. [ERE] Gridiron Capital invests in Counsel On Call. [Gridiron Capital] Recent study shows: “Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency” [CNN Money] In depth analysis: States with the […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 22, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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Do you challenge a candidate enough during a hiring interview? [ERE] Twitter redesign improves finding candidates on the platform. [Mashable] How one startup is successful even with a four day work week. [CNN Money] Budget cuts affecting IRS performance. [Washington Post] 150 Filipino teachers to lose […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 18, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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Why do employees quit their job right after they’ve started? [INC] Glassdoor survey explores pay gaps: 2 in 5 employees feel unfairly paid. [Glassdoor] McDonald’s assistant manager (employee of 24 years) demoted after temporary foreign worker took over her position. [Oceanside Star] Psychology researchers say […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 17, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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Jobless claims remain near seven-year lows [Market Watch] Online recruitment startup Work4 scores another $7 million, plans to expand overseas [Tech Crunch] Study: It’s cheaper for hospitals to pay nurses overtime than use staffing firms [SIA] Microsoft abandons Windows 8.1: take immediate action or be cut off […]

Golf and Sex ARE Major Life Activities Per the American Disabilities Act

Gregg Dourgarian
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When dealing with an ADA related claim, focus on what reasonable accommodation will allow the employee to do the job. And by all means, don’t go out of bounds by trying to define what constitutes a major life activity. http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/2014/04/playing-golf-and-having-sex-ar.html [hey, he wanted a pun, […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 15, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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Accountemps manager warns against doing taxes at work—but not due to the time suck [Biz Journals] Government owes $565,000 in attorneys’ fees after Gate Guard Services wins misclassification case [SIA] Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone on why he turned down Facebook’s $500 million offer [CNN Money] […]