In this CompDoctor article, Jim Fox and Bruce Lawson answer the following question about the importance of using minimum requirements in job descriptions: We are completing a comprehensive job classification study and are in the process of drafting new job descriptions and class specifications for each job in the new structure. When we discuss the process with our department heads and employee representatives, we meet some resistance to the minimum qualifications we have proposed. The general reaction is that our minimum qualifications are too low, which leads to concerns that we will end up getting unqualified applicants. Employee comments are focused on the fact that they had to have higher qualifications when they were hired, and they want to know why we are dumbing down the requirements. Can you share some insights as to what the minimum qualifications are designed to do and why they are important?
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Staying on top of benefits and human resource changes takes endurance. The Executive Summary of the 2017 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey provides data and insights that help steadily guide you along the path to peak performance.
Lithium and lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries used in consumer products such as laptops, cell phones, medical devices, automobile and aerospace applications. Proper storage and handling of lithium batteries maintains their integrity and can prevent fires, explosions and potential exposures.
Las baterías de litio y de ion de litio son baterías recargables que se utilizan en productos de consumo tales como computadoras portátiles, teléfonos celulares, dispositivos médicos, automóviles y aplicaciones aeroespaciales.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: The end of LIBOR in the UK, US economic growth picks up, unwinding the Fed's balance sheet
In the informative first session of this series, you’ll gain important insight on recent enforcement and investigatory trends, while hearing about concrete steps you can take now to avoid unnecessary potential civil, criminal, and financial exposure in the future. This webinar will feature James Lozier of Dickinson Wright and Steve Kluting of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Environmental liability exposures have concerned companies in the U.S. for over 30 years. Since the passage of CERCLA (Superfund) in 1980, companies that purchase or merge with other companies are exposed to liabilities for contamination that they caused (and in some cases, could have caused) either at their owned or operated locations or at locations to which their waste was sent.
Standard liability and property insurance policies have excluded coverage for claims associated with pollution events since 1985, leaving significant coverage gaps in insurance programs throughout the U.S. Although there has been a market for pollution liability insurance since 1979, until recently, coverage was very narrow, limits were low and premiums were often not cost effective.
MSCI Inc. announced recently that it will include equities traded in mainland China, known as A-shares, in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index for the first time.
Gallagher received a call from a bank CEO who was exploring brokers, as they had received several recommendations to contact Gallagher regarding the bank’s insurance program.