​Uncovering unconscious biases and gathering data to prove the need for action are key to making changes in the workplace, members of the new SHRM Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity said yesterday during a webcast on their work.

A female corrections officer who exaggerated the misconduct of a prison inmate, falsely claiming that he hit her with a small box that he threw out of his cell, supported her firing and disproved discrimination, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held.

One round of layoffs is bad enough for rank-and-file morale. Subsequent layoffs can be even tougher on remaining employees, who may mourn the loss of their colleagues and wonder if they will be next. Employers can take steps to limit the damage and avert potential liability problems before and during the layoff process. Open communications […]

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Many freelance journalists, musicians, translators and other workers in California can operate as independent contractors under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 4.

​Keywords determine how often your resume is found in recruiters’ searches, writes career columnist Martin Yate. The more keywords that are directly relevant to a specific job, the higher the resume will rank in resume database searches and the more likely it will be found and read.