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‘Frat Boy’ Mentality Can Keep Women Out of Tech Companies 
The lack of diversity in the industry isn’t a matter of deliberate discrimination, experts say. And the solutions at these kinds of companies are more complicated than they might be at slower-growing, more-established organizations. High-tech businesses may need more-robust HR operations, which may not have been a priority when a startup’s founders were sitting in a dorm room dreaming up plans to create and market IT products.

Work Extension for Foreign STEM Students Invalidated 
Tens of thousands of high-skilled foreign workers on F-1 student visas may have to return to their countries in early 2016, after a federal judge struck down a 2008 regulation extending work authorization to certain foreign students as invalid.


 

Love that Training at Popeyes! 
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is rolling out a leadership training program for its restaurant general managers (RGMs) in an effort to bring the concept of “servant leadership” into its retail locations. Still in its “very early stages,” according to Chief People Experience Officer Lynne Zappone, the development of the three-day course aims to provide RGMs with a forward-looking perspective of their role and turn them into more-effective leaders.

 

U.S. Factories Still Haven’t Recovered from Recession
(Washington Post)
It took less than a year for America's factory output to rebound from the 1991 recession. It took three and a half years to bounce back from the 2001 recession. Now, six years clear of the Great Recession, manufacturing output still hasn't returned to the pre-crisis levels it reached in 2007, according to revised economic data from the Federal Reserve.

 

E-Verify Due to Expire Sept. 30 
The E-Verify employment eligibility verification program will expire on Sept. 30, 2015, unless reauthorized by Congress.

 

How to Ensure Your Solitary Workers Are Safe  
Convenience store clerk. Surveyor. Truck driver. Security guard. Workers who hold these jobs have very different skill sets but share one common—and potentially dangerous—job characteristic: They all work alone.

 

Contractors: Report Your Veteran Hires by Sept. 30  
The filing period for covered federal contractors to report protected veteran hires to the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently underway. 
 

 

 

 

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