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Successful hiring has always been an art; now it’s a science, too

Smart hiring has always been an art, but now it’s also a science, thanks to analytical and training tools that help hiring managers sort through electronic applications, administer testing and training, and perform other functions. For this issue of Workforce, ...

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Fastest way to malpractice case? Don’t listen (access required)

Surveys of public opinions about lawyers consistently show pretty depressing results.However, surveys and polls cannot possibly capture the depth and variations of people’s attitudes toward lawyers. The general survey questions gloss over all the important nuances and are not helpful ...

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Profile of a fraudster

We are all aware of the seven key questions that help us understand a situation and the context of a situation: the who, what, why, when, where, how, and how much? When applying these key questions to fraud-related stories, it ...

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Idaho’s noncompete law is bad news

The good news is, Idaho made the front page of the New York Times! The bad news is, it wasn’t exactly flattering coverage. The article was decrying Idaho’s new law on noncompete agreements that depresses wages and stifles innovation. The ...

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Mastering the adversarial opposing counsel (access required)

In the idyllic view of a trial, one often pictures scenes from classic movies that portray two lawyers in a professional sparring match, each party making an articulate, compelling argument for his side. They both use their intellect, their persuasion, ...

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Federal regulations for employers are changing at a rapid rate (access required)

Prior to taking office, President Trump vowed to “formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.” Politics aside, some observers saw irony in a regulation intended to reduce regulation. In any ...

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A teacher salary increase is good for business (access required)

By now most Idahoans have heard the term “career ladder” thrown around at the Legislature and in discussions surrounding K-12 public education in Idaho.  The term is used in reference to a plan to increase teacher pay that came out ...

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Civil Rights Act has become a vehicle to challenge public agencies (access required)

The federal Civil Rights Act, enacted in 1964, has evolved in many ways over the last several decades. In the beginning, Congress sought to protect individual civil liberties, and the CRA prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ...

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Workplace bullying: Serious issues for employers (access required)

According to a recently released in-depth study of workers by the RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School, and the University of California, Los Angeles, nearly one in five Americans felt they were exposed to a hostile or threatening environment at work. ...

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