Who’s your support group? « Positively Positive

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We gather in a group to be witnessed, to be supported, and to be both equalized and elevated in our struggles, gifts, and ambitions. Common ground is very fertile ground…it is, what Emerson calls, “…the common heart of which all sincere conversation is worship.” Where two or more are joined with the same intention, grace intensifies and solutions multiply. Belongingness heals and nourishes with its affirmative recognition that we are not alone.

Original source article: Positively Positive

When a “Simple” Personnel File Request Is Not So Simple | Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

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A request for a personnel file may, at first blush, seem like a relatively simple inquiry. But, more and more often, an employer’s obligations in response to that request are dictated by state law. In fact, most states have some type of law that governs various aspects of such requests – more than just whether access to the file is required.

Original source article: Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Looming recession? Canadian study says, ‘let me Google that for you’

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With a number of official economic indicators released with a time lag—think Statistics Canada reports—new data compiled through
search engines
are being compiled faster than analysts can review them, according to Tkacz. And with the emergence of

Original source article: Canadian Manufacturing Online

I-9 and E-Verify Developments: Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel’s Activities Provide Roadmap for Employers; McCrory Veto Stands – For Now | Poyner Spruill LLP – JDSupra

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Retailer Macy’s entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) last June for “unfair documentary practices” during the I-9 Form employment eligibility re-verification process. The OSC is responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act prohibiting citizenship and national origin discrimination against employers when hiring and firing.

Original source article: Legal News, Lawyers, Law Firms

Career essentials: Seven body language tips

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Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again. Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business relationship or even your financial success, according to a legion of body language books. “In business, one of the most important things is the impression you give people,” Eliot Hoppe, an author and expert on body language, told CNBC.

Original source article: cnbc.com

5 Mistakes new grads should make

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The advice I’ve given to new grads in the past is to marry rich so you have more options. And don’t go to grad school to get out of difficult choices. Consider moving home with your parents to save money and don’t do what you love.
This is all really good advice.  You should go read …
Original source article: Penelope Trunk Blog

3 Reasons Why Your Predictions Of The Future Will Go Wrong | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

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Futurism is a richly metaphorical body of thought. It has to be; much of what we talk about is on the verge of unimaginable, so we have to resort to metaphors for it to make any kind of sense. Not all of the metaphors we use are complex: It struck me recently that there are several common futurist metaphors that take a relatively simple animal shape: the Dragon; the Black Swan; and the Mule. The Dragon is the one that most people will find familiar. There’s a popular myth that the phrase “Here B
Original source article: Fri, 04/27/2012

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