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
Wonka Tax Meme

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] […]

Freelancer Job Board Pays $3.2 Million for Digital Warrior Forum

Gregg Dourgarian
SpamOrNot

  Techcrunch reported this morning that Freelancer.com paid $3.2 million for Warrior Forum, a site with some 720k internet marketer members. Ycombinators are trashing the sale as being one of a spammy freelance site buying out a spammy internet marketing site, but $3.2 million isn’t pocket change. I’m […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 14, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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More McDonald’s employees and managers speak out on discrimination against Canadians [CBC] How common are “pay secrecy” policies and what makes them illegal? [KQED] Can’t deal with 24/7 email? Move to France. [Fast Company] Illinois House approves bill that cracks down on payroll cards’ unreasonable […]

How Much Is a Business Major Worth?

Gregg Dourgarian
BusinessBanner1

Not much, according to studies referenced by Tyler Cohen last week. “Despite applying exclusively to business-related job openings, we find no evidence that business degrees improve employment prospects,” says a new paper by professors at Auburn University. I’m curious what you staffing owners and recruiters out […]

We’re All Software People Now

Gregg Dourgarian
SoftwarePeople

Here’s a great clip by one of my favorite visionaries, Jeff Lawson, founder of Twilio, a message distribution service that we’ve integrated into various products at TempWorks, in which he preaches a bit to the choir of software developers before him that “we are all […]

Staffing News of the Day, April 9, 2014

Staffing News of the Day
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Four employees of Randstad’s Michigan offices file labor complaint that they are willfully misclassified & underpaid [PR Newswire] 40% of employees say they were duped: hired for one job but doing another [Cleveland] Workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital, ranked #1 in the nation, strike over […]