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3 Qualities Employers Are Looking For

Career Realism

According to Heather Mumma, a hiring manager for a small business in Illinois, the way to do this is not as complex as one might think.

Helping Veterans Land Employment

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the last seven consecutive years. Why the discrepancy?

The Great Employer/Employee Social Media Passwords Debate

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Employers need to recognize that asking for personal information such as passwords to social networking is flat out wrong. Photo Credit.

Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies

Blogging4jobs

Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. What Ban the Box Means for Employers and Job Candidates.

entry-level interviewers, my employer is holding my first paycheck for “severance,” and more

Ask A Manager

My employer is holding my first paycheck for “severance” I just started working my first full-time job a few weeks ago and while I was being trained, I discovered something strange. Can my employer really hold on to my wages until I quit or am terminated? It’s five short answers to five short questions. What the hell?

Bad Credit No Longer a Problem in Job Hunts

Resume Bear

For years employers have been pulling credit reports as part of the background check of potential job applicants.

15 Ways Your Job Search Will Self-Destruct in No Time

Competitive Resumes

If you’re trying to pass the bar exam in Illinois, you should be studying. Unfortunately, your job search efforts can self-destruct quickly. If

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Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail)

Career Realism

She’s found the perfect connection at Ulta Beauty in Chicago, Illinois, but unfortunately none of her contacts can help her get in the door.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

More and more states are making it illegal for employers to make hiring decisions based on a job applicant’s credit history. 2011 Alan L.

Ask Yahoo’s Ex CEO If it’s Ok to Lie on Your Resume

Resume Bear

After all, no one really knows what your degree is in, or what the exact dates were that you worked for your former employer. John Feldmann.

How to Market Yourself Through Social Media

Corn on the Job

If you think a sparkling job campaign just involves a sharp interview manner and flawless CV, you may want to reconsider. Use LinkedIn to full effect.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 2: In Illinois, can employees make a copy of their Human Resources file? Aurora, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois. Cheryl.

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State

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Colorado – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. District of Columbia – Workers Compensation Department of Employer Services.

5 Questions to Ask in an Interview

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the last seven consecutive years. Fired?

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

On my first day of employment, I was presented with a non-compete agreement to sign. Glenn Ellyn, Illinois. Peoria, Illinois.

Addressing Work Gaps During the Interview

Corn on the Job

LaSalle is the only Illinois-based staffing firm named on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the last seven consecutive years. Reasons for quitting.

Can My Credit History Impact My Job Search?

Resume Bear

While it might seem unfair, more employers are looking at their prospective employees’ credit history. Late payments and non-payment ends up on credit reports which in turn can be viewed by these employers. No employers hiring due to bed credit causes that credit score to never rise. Are you looking for a new job?

Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail)

Career Realism

She’s found the perfect connection at Ulta Beauty in Chicago, Illinois, but unfortunately none of her contacts can help her get in the door.

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“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I was employed for five years as a Vice President at a company in Illinois. Severance agreements generally require employees to give up all rights and claims against their employers. For this reason, I believe it is highly likely that you have already given up any right you may have had to sue your former employer. b.

Don’t Tell Me I Can Come Back & Then Leave Me Out in the Cold

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Dear J.T. & Dale: I was working at a company in Illinois when my brother got sick and I moved to Phoenix to help out. Jeanine “J.T.&#

A Look at the History of Human Resources & HR Certification Programs

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During that time, the test had been based on the HR Body of Knowledge which covered 6 areas of knowledge of the profession: 1) Business Management and Strategy, 2) Workforce Planning and Employment, 3) Human Resource Development, 4) Compensation and Benefits, 5) Employee and Labor Relations and 6) Risk Management.

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Spirit AeroSystems keeps growing in Kinston, North Carolina : Assembly plant expected to employ more than 1,000 once expansions are complete.

“Can I sue my former employer for ‘interfering’ with my new job?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

customer of my old job contacted me asking for a quote on argon, something both my old employer and my new employer sell. Then my former employer sued me and my new employer for a breach of contract for $50,000. Can I sue my old employer for interference? Mundelin, Illinois. Now I am unemployed. 2012 Alan L.

This Week’s GOOD News in the Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Amazon delivers river of jobs to Redlands, California : New fulfillment center will employ up to 500. AAR creates 500 jobs in Rockford, Illinois : Company building maintenance, repair hangar. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. We want to start your week off right! Read more. Read more.

“Toxic smell in the office: what can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Chicago, Illinois. For you, I have located Edna Lubuguin, who is the Indoor Air Quality Specialist for the Chicago office of the Illinois Department of Labor. If you would like to obtain a list of experienced “employee-side” employment attorneys in Chicago, simply [ click here.]. Can I pursue legal action if they fire me?

This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

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Aisin Sieki opens headquarters in Northville, Michigan : Auto supplier will employ more than 350 at new facility. Indiana’s Fishers hooks Jarden Home Brands HQ : The facility will employ almost 300 people. Mariano’s opens in Shorewood, Illinois : 450 jobs created at new grocery store. facility. Read more.    .

“Can I compete with my former employer without getting sued?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Can I be sued by a previous employer that fired me if I start my own business and contact my old clients with the previous employer?          Lonny.          Mahomet, Illinois. You cannot, however, take a list of customers from a previous employer, or use such a list. strongly encourage you to do so.

This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

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Bayer CropScience plants new HQ in West Sacramento, California : Global headquarters will employ up to 300. Meijer hiring 1,500 workers in Illinois: Stores staffing for holiday seasons. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. We want to start your week off right! Read more. Read more. Read more.

Social Media: The Virtues and Dangers

The Undercover Recruiter

What kind of message are you sending to prospective employers? By: enrico varrasso. By: Mark Wilkinson. Remember to post/tweet responsibly.

“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Your question is quite common, increasingly so as people increasingly work distant from the their employers’ headquarters. Most states have laws that provide that, if the employee worked in their state, certain issues arising in that employment relation must be decided under that state’s laws, no matter what agreements may have been signed. .

Poor Credit Can Stop Your Career Dead In Its Tracks

Corn on the Job

Your credit score does factor into your employability and a poor credit score can stop your career dead in its tracks. Forget about Finance.

“Is sign-on bonus repayment to an employer ‘before taxes’ or ‘after taxes’?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My employment contract mentions “You will receive a sign-on bonus of $3,000, subject to all deductions and withholdings required by law. Should you voluntarily leave less then 12 months after you begin employment, you will have to repay a prorated portion of your sign-on bonus.”. Springfield, Illinois. Damage? No. 4.

The NLRB is out of business…maybe

Blogging4jobs

If you line up on the Conservative side of things, then this ruling is the greatest day in the history of the United States since Ronald Reagan was conceived by his parents in an apartment on the second floor of a late 19th century commercial building in Tampico, Illinois. Meyer of the excellent   Employer Handbook blog. Stay tuned.

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Beware of Interview Liars: A Warning

Ms. Career Girl

As many of you know, I was laid off from my job about 6 weeks ago. It seemed like the whole package and more, yet none of it ever happened in reality.

How to Improve Your Productivity & Fulfillment at Work

Blogging4jobs

Earlier this week, the 13 th Annual Illinois HR Conference and Expo (ILSHRM) took place near Chicago. It’s not you, it’s me. Hit the road.

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Blogging4jobs

Kroger opens its largest store in Georgia : Savannah store employing 400 local residents. We want to start your week off right! Read more.

“How to File a Federal Lawsuit without an Attorney”

Sklover Working Wisdom

filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer because I was being bullied by my boss, along with being treated differently from other co-workers in my department on several levels. . Rantoul, Illinois. Question: Hi, Alan. What can I do next? Brenda.

COTJ Reviews FlexJobs: Flexible Job Search Website

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It was definitely worth the small subscription fee!&#   – Kinyana Holmes, Illinois. The Answer: FlexJobs.com. What is FlexJobs?

This Week’s GOOD News in the #Workplace

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Albuquerque thrills all with ‘Sicario’ in New Mexico: Filming of the new thriller will employ 2,200. bigger Alliance means 700 jobs in Columbus, Ohio: Alliance Data Retail Services is expanding its Easton headquarters within a new campus as that will see 700 more employers during the next three years. Read more. Read more.        .

What to Do if a Company Asks for Your Facebook Password

Career Realism

Should I be employed with your organization, I would honor private company information just as seriously as I honor my own. What do you do?