Calif. bakery hires those needing another chance | Unilever assesses job candidates with AI | Small businesses increasingly hire people with criminal record
December 14, 2018
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Calif. bakery hires those needing another chance
Calif. bakery hires those needing another chance
Rubicon Bakers in Richmond, Calif., gives job seekers a second chance, whether they have a criminal record, have a history of addiction or are homeless. A nonprofit created the bakery as a job-training initiative more than 25 years ago, but the bakery was sold and turned into a for-profit business about 10 years ago.
Fast Company online (12/12) 
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5 Culture Trends for 2019
As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. New research uncovers 5 big culture trends for 2019. Download the paper
Recruiting & Retention
Unilever assesses job candidates with AI
Unilever processes about 1.8 million job applications and recruits more than 30,000 people annually by partnering with Pymetrics, a specialist in artificial intelligence recruitment. The partnership has created an online platform for candidates to be assessed at home on a computer or mobile device, eliminating 70,000 person-hours of evaluation.
Forbes (12/14) 
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Is Your Talent Meeting Your Expectations?
Just as important, are you meeting your candidates' expectations? Ensuring optimal job fit requires effectively addressing both questions. Unfortunately, most pre-hire assessments fail to help you address each other's needs. Discover how you can get the best talent and win The Match Game!
Leadership & Development
Benefits & Compensation
Denver teachers receive proposed wage increase
A proposal to raise pay for Denver teachers would give first-year teachers an 8% increase to $45,000 annually. A contract expires next month, and teachers plan to strike if an agreement is not reached.
Chalkbeat (12/13) 
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The HR Leader
How to prepare for an employee absence
If you know your team will be short a key player for a while, prepare by assigning those tasks to people who'd appreciate new responsibility, writes Naphtali Hoff. Clarify exactly what's expected, focusing only on the core tasks to avoid overloading the people stepping up, he explains.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/12) 
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Workplace Chatter
Nix perfume, cologne when interviewing with Musk
Nix perfume, cologne when interviewing with Musk
Musk (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Job candidates interviewing with Tesla CEO Elon Musk have been asked not to wear potent perfume or cologne because of his heightened sense of smell. Musk is quirky, but some of his quirks have drawn backlash, such as his expectation that employees work more than 40 hours per week.
Business Insider (12/13) 
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