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What Employers Should Consider: Applicant’s with Criminal Histories

Each year in the United States about 700,000 men and women are released from prison and re-enter society, which means those people are in need to re-enter the workforce as well. Even with so many open jobs across industries and employers’ growing need for workers, applicant’s with criminal backgrounds still face a huge bias obstacle with employers. Attitudes towards candidates with criminal histories have shifted over the years, The Society of Human Resources (SHRM) conducted a survey and found that managers and HR professionals show increasing awareness and understanding that a criminal background should not automatically disqualify someone from employment. However, the willingness to hire in theory is not the same in practice. What preconceived notions prevent managers and HR professionals from hiring applicants with criminal histories, and do these concepts reflect reality?

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Sick at Work: How to Prevent the Flu in the Workplace

It is that time of year again…flu season. The peak of flu activity is happening right now and will continue until February. That means everyone needs to take precautionary measures to prevent getting sick and spreading the illness, especially at the workplace. Employees that work in close proximity to each other are particularly susceptible to the flu and the other highly contagious illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people infected with the flu can spread it to others up to six feet away by droplets from coughing, sneezing, and talking. Others can also get the flu from touching surfaces and objects that have the virus on it, and then touching their face. Employees working so close together, sharing spaces and supplies are exposed to contaminated surfaces every day; therefore it is important to take steps, as an individual and a company, to help reduce the chances of getting and spreading the flu.

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Bucks County: Limitless Activities and a Booming Job Market

Bucks County, Pennsylvania was established in 1682 as one of the four original counties of the state, the other three being Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia. William Penn named the county after Buckinghamshire, the county where he lived in England. Bucks County, which is substantially bigger than its neighbor Montgomery County, was initially even larger than it is today, encompassing all of what is now Northampton and Lehigh counties. Majority of the county was agrarian, which meant for generations farmers and craftsmen had a need to develop great transportation networks and infrastructure to extend to the markets of Philadelphia and beyond. Bucks County has a history of rich art and culture, agriculture and manufacturing like processing grains, lumber, textiles, and paper. This legacy continues today with a steadily growing population of 628,341, local hotspots for various activities and entertainment, and a thriving job market.

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Why Are My Employees Quitting?

We are currently in one of the tightest job markets ever. Every day becomes a bit harder to find a new employee to fill a vacant position within your company. Employees are leaving for better opportunities that are being offered left and right because, well, other employers are upping the ante out of desperation to hire top talent. Are all employees eager to jump ship? Is this only happening to my company? Why are my employees quitting? Where is the loyalty? These are all questions you may be asking yourself. Let's take a deeper look into the main reasons why employees are pursuing other opportunities.

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9 Ways to Revamp Your Recruiting Process

If you are an employer who is trying to hire specific, qualified and dependable talent... we feel your pain. The job market is extremely tight and competitive right now. According to a Careerbuilder survey, 50% of Employers have open positions for which they can't find qualified candidates, and 57% have jobs that remain open for 12 weeks or longer. Employers now have to up the ante in order to attract new applicants and peak enough interest for the person to actually apply. Here are 9 ways to revamp your recruiting process:

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