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The former interns battling to change the culture of US work The time-honoured tradition of the unpaid internship is increasingly coming under attack in the US, as former interns sue - and increasingly win cases against - the companies that allowed them to work for free. Before Lucy Bickerton started studying to be a doctor she wanted to produce films. However, her first taste of the business - a four month internship, working long hours and getting paid nothing on the current affairs programme The Charlie Rose Show - left her questioning her career choice. "While I was doing my internship, it didn't really occur to me that I was really doing the work of a production assistant and not this unpaid intern job, whatever that really means," says Ms Bickerton. After hearing about a successful lawsuit brought former Fox Searchlight interns who worked on the film Black Swan, Ms Bickerton filed her own suit and won the wages she says she should have been paid in the first place. Growing discontent

¿Existe realmente una Dirección Estratégica de Recursos Humanos? Authors: Roberto Luna La premisa básica subyacente en la Dirección Estratégica de Recursos Humanos (DERH) es que la empresa que adopta una estrategia específica requerirá unas prácticas de RH que sean diferentes de aquellas prácticas de RH adoptadas por una empresa con diferente opción estratégica (Fombrum et al., 1984; Jackson et al., 1989; Jackson y Schuler, 1985). Por tanto, algunas estrategias competitivas requieren de recursos y capacidades más complejos en nuestros empleados, y por tanto incrementan la importancia de las prácticas de RH (Datta et al., 2005).

LinkedIn profile tips for recruitment and HR - Business Insider Comedy Central/South Park LinkedIn is the largest professional social media platform in the world with more than 347 million members in over 200 countries. The platform's popularity has grown to such a size that there are now 3 million active job listings, an almost a 10-fold increase on the previous year. The Shape of Things to Come Sphero is a new toy that meshes the personality and maneuverability of a remote-controlled car with the simple form factor of an ordinary ball. You control this colorful, robotic sphere using apps that run on your smartphone. Sphero holds promise, but it’s going to take some imagination and some app development to really get the most out of this innovation.

Work, on-the-job training and you The G4S fiasco has highlighted not just a failure to recruit enough peoples to cover Olympic security, but also a failure to properly train their staff. The media is awash with G4S applicants recounting stories of their scant training with only 10 days before the Olympic start date. But how common is lack of staff training and what are your employment rights on this kind of situation? Well, for starters it's more common than you think. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) recently published their skills survey of 85,000 employers and found that almost 1.5 million of their employees did not have the skills required to perform their job role. Managers were the surprise losers, with only 45% of managers receiving any training.

Redes - Web Oficial En vivo: Nadal vs Thiem 18:38 Siga en vivo las semifinales de Roland Garros Redes Fuera de emisión Una vuelta al mundo de la ciencia a través de 'Redes' Look like your interviewer? You'll probably get the job By Rachel SavageWednesday, 26 August 2015 It’s now well-established that ‘unconscious bias’, those instinctive prejudices we don’t always realise we have, is rife. And it’s particularly pernicious in the recruitment process.

Redes para la Ciencia How to write a job description and person specification Before you place a vacancy with a recruitment consultancy, it is a good idea to spend some time evaluating exactly what you require from a candidate. A job specification is a detailed description of the role, including all responsibilities, objectives, and requirements. A person specification is a profile of your ideal new employee, including skills, experience, and personality type. Why they help

Blog de Eduard Punset What People Want From Work - Motivation By Susan M. Heathfield Updated October 25, 2015. The Mind Gym What Employers Do About Employees Surfing the Web at Work Employees spend between one and three hours a day surfing the web on personal business at work, depending on the study reviewed. Since most studies depend on employee self-reported data, this productivity loss, combined with the concerns employers have for where their employees are surfing the web at work, causes more employers to monitor employee use of the Internet. Employees shop, do banking, visit sports sites, pay bills, chat on Facebook, tweet on Twitter and more. With most employees, these are occasional activities that they pursue on breaks and lunch. If they do spend a few minutes of work time, they likely make up for it answering email after the kids go to bed. But, a small percentage of employees abuse the privilege.

How to Provide Feedback that Helps Employees Improve Make your feedback have the impact it deserves by the manner and approach you use to provide performance feedback. Your feedback can make a difference to people if you can avoid provoking a defensive response. These guidelines will help you help employees develop their performance.