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Merger in your future? Focus on middle managers

07/16/2019
Building engagement and buy-in from middle management of the acquired company is key to a successful merger, according to new research by The Conference Board.

Beware data theft at airport charging stations

07/16/2019
According to a report in Forbes magazine, hackers have apparently found a way to modify the USB and other ports on airport charging stations to download data when travelers plug in their laptops and smartphones.

Marijuana policies up for grabs despite restrictive DEA rulings

07/09/2019
Twice in the last three years, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has denied petitions to “reschedule” marijuana under the Controlled Sub-stances Act—despite a growing number of state initiatives to legalize it.

Houston manufacturer maxes out on OSHA fines

07/02/2019
Custom Rubber Products in Houston has earned the dubious distinction of being assessed the maximum fine allowed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

… You’re coaching staff on how to deal with angry customers

06/26/2019
Sometimes your customers are angry. Very angry. And your front-line team members have to bear the brunt of that rage, even if they have nothing to do with creating it. Here are some strategies that can help your team face customers’ wrath.

Apprenticeship rule announced, plus millions in program support

06/25/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor on June 24 announced a proposed rule “to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.”

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’19

06/20/2019
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

OSHA offers new suicide prevention resources

06/20/2019
The suicide rate among the U.S. working-age population jumped by 34% from 2000 to 2016, says the CDC.

Snapshot: U.S. fertility rate has plunged since 2010

06/18/2019
The rate of live births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 dropped dramatically between 2010 and 2018.

OSHA takes heat seriously & you should, too

06/18/2019
OSHA just cited Evoqua Water Technologies, a company based in Georgia, for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat.