|October 4, 2011|
In The News
Jobs2web, the leading provider of interactive recruiting solutions, released its Talent Community Marketingupgrade, an integrated email marketing module that allows recruiters to send highly customized emails to Talent Community members with better tracking and without the added time and expense of third-party software applications and services.
OCTANe announced a re-launch of the TalentEngine, the free resource that connects technical talent with high-quality jobs in Orange County. The new job board includes more employer participants and improved functionality that will help bridge the gap between qualified job seekers and technical employers in the county.
John Muir Health’s non-profit medical group, the John Muir Physician Network, is now participating in Blue Shield of California’s (Blue Shield) CalPERS NetValue HMO program in Contra Costa County. The program’s rates and benefit provisions will take effect on January 1, 2012.
Ultimate Software, a leading provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, announced the launch of UltiPro Succession Management — a new addition to UltiPro’s suite of SaaS features for managing employees from recruitment through retirement — at the HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Checklist: Essential topics in employee handbooks
Use a checklist to audit your organization's employee handbook. Here is a list of the major bullet points:
Your handbook should include a statement that each new employee must sign to acknowledge responsibility for receiving, reading, understanding and agreeing to abide by your company’s rules. Keep the signed statement in the employee’s personnel file.
- Welcome to the Company
- Rules and Procedures
- Employment Policies
- Safety and Health
- Acknowledgment Receipt
Read a detailed list from Business Management Daily by downloading a copy of Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook.
Hot Off The Presses
FOR THE FAMILY? How Class and Gender Shape Women’s Work
Sarah Damaske's controversial new research published this week by Oxford University Press challenges the myth underlying the Mommy Wars
October is Work and Family Month, a national program to recognize how work/life policies help attract, motivate, and retain workers.
“everyone wants the best for their kids.”
In FOR THE FAMILY? How Class and Gender Shape Women’s Work (Oxford University Press, October 3, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19-979149-1), Sarah Damaske, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies & Employment Relations and Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University, shares original, ground-breaking research that unravels the tangled political and cultural strands that have tied women up in the stay-at-home mom/working mother debate for the past thirty years.
Addressing the Work-Family balancing act, Damaske says the public consideration about women and work is wrongly centered on need because women respond to pressure to be selfless mothers and, whether they say they work to earn money “to support their children” or they report staying home “to take care of their family,” the majority of women’s accounts emphasize family need as the reason driving their employment decisions.
Redefining outdated definitions of how women work across class, and analyzing previously ignored patterns among racial groups, FOR THE FAMILY goes beyond an examination of the politics of gender at work to provide fresh insight into the American labor force at a critical juncture in the history of world economy. (read more)
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