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Rival unions come to blows over recruiting nurses

Officials of the California Nurses Association (CNA) have sought a restraining order against members of rival union Service Employees International Union (SEIU), accusing them of stalking and harassing them. The two unions are engaged in competing efforts to represent Ohio nurses …

Insiders’ secrets for making the ‘Best companies’ lists

Winning a spot on any of the dozens of coveted “best companies” lists can reap your organization a world of positive publicity and boost your reputation among potential recruits. But to win, you need to know how to play the game. Compensation & Benefits asked the experts to share some tips for placing well on the many “best companies to work for” lists …

Extensive training is the key to recruiting and retaining

Verizon Wireless is keeping its employees longer by keeping them educated and trained. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company pays tuition for employees to earn business-related degrees …

As economic clouds darken, N.C. employers glimpse silver lining

Despite a worsening economy that could still harm North Carolina employers, there’s some good news for the state amid recent reports on the downturn …

Make common sense the driving force of your business

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Attract and keep young workers with ‘Portable’ benefits

Your organization’s youngest workers learned an important lesson about the workplace from their parents: You can’t count on keeping the same job for your whole career. If you want your talented Gen Y employees to stick around, you’re going to have to change the way you look at employee benefits. Here are three things they want that might surprise you …

Employees sit up and beg for pet lovers’ insurance

Most employers that offer health insurance to employees also let them buy additional coverage for family members. Perhaps it’s not so unusual then that some companies provide optional pet health insurance. After all, for many people, pets are part of the family, too …

Executive’s handwritten notes help seal recruiting deal

Gen Y employees love to communicate electronically, but remember: They still can be swayed by the power of the handwritten note …

Hiring employees through visa programs? Make sure you consider both sexes

Recruiting foreign workers who come to the United States via work visa programs requires carefully adhering to Title VII and other discrimination laws, just as if you were recruiting U.S. workers. Make sure you (or your representative) aren’t pushing foreign workers into different visa programs based on sex or some other protected characteristic …

Scrap employee referral program in favor of ‘Talent scouts’

Think for a minute: How’s the ROI on your employee referral program (ERP)? If you can’t name one great ERP-related hire in the past five months, that’s not a good sign. As a result, it may be time to jump on a more modern method of sparking internal recruiting …