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Welcome
Our December issue kicks off with the prime political issues that have been front and center in the news recently: President Barack Obama’s re-election and the hot “fiscal cliff” debate. We also take a look at how employers can address employees’ entitled attitudes, and finally we wrap up this issue with the controversy surrounding employers and Facebook passwords.

What Obama’s Win Means for Business
As President Barack Obama steps into a second four-year term as president, many believe the divided Congress will ensure few major policy changes. In this article, we look at the effect on business of several proposals from the Obama administration, including those on education, small business, income tax, jobs, and the Affordable Care Act.
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The Fiscal Cliff: Who Will Pay?
Washington is heating up with the fiscal cliff looming and Republicans and Democrats in an all-too-familiar deadlock over the deficit reduction package. Many fear if policymakers are unable to resolve the issue at stake, it could lead to a double-dip recession in 2013.
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I Am Entitled
Creeping into the workplace, entitled attitudes of employees can rob employers of productivity and create a toxic environment. Check out these three valuable tips for keeping those entitled attitudes at bay.
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Asking for Facebook Passwords: Good Screening or Bad Idea?
An increasing number of employers are asking both applicants and employees to hand over Facebook passwords so they can monitor outside behavior. Despite the obvious benefits of this tactic, invasion of privacy and legal concerns could make this a faulty practice in the business world.
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November Jobs Report
The numbers are in for the November Jobs Report, and Hurricane Sandy did not have the negative impact that was expected on job growth. Non-farm payroll added a greater number of jobs this month than in October, and the employment rate dipped slightly to 7.7%. While it might appear that our economy is building momentum towards a recovery, there is more to November’s numbers than meets the eye.
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Management Matters

Being promoted to a manager position is a great achievement, but it comes with inherent struggles. Check out these great tips on how to be the best manager for your company and be a success from day one! Read more.


 
  Go Figure  
  30%


Percentage of employers who have caught a fake reference in a job application, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey.

 
 
  What Do You Think?
Does your company verify each job applicant’s references when hiring for a new position? Weigh in
• Yes
• No
• Some of them
 

Safety Rules
The key to workplace safety means having measures already in place to prevent workplace injuries. We recommend these three practices to keep your employees safe:

• Candidate Screening - This includes background investigations, reference checks, gaps in employment, drug testing, behavioral profiling, and interview questions specifically pertaining to their attitude and involvement regarding safety.

• Job Orientations - Be sure to discuss the qualifications of the positions in detail with prospective employees so they are aware of the mental and physical demands that accompany their position.

• Employee Evaluations - Evaluating the physical capabilities of the candidate is critical to matching them to the right position. For heavy industrial positions, it is also wise for candidates to undergo a physician-administered physical fitness test. Be sure to also evaluate and follow up with employees after they start their positions to address any concerns or red flags that may lead to costly workers' compensation claims.

 

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