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Supreme Court Upholds Ministerial Exception

January 12, 2012

This decision does not have the impact of the Pepsi case I posted, as the ministerial exception is pretty limited, but an important decision nevertheless. The Supreme Court has upheld what is referred to as the Ministerial Exception. The Ministerial Exception shields religious organizations from discrimination lawsuits. According to Reuters: The Supreme Court ruled on [...]

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Pepsi Pays $3.1M in Bias Case Invovling Criminal Background Checks

January 11, 2012

According to the Associate Press – Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren't convicted of a crime. Probably not unexpected, reinforcing the idea that screening should be job related; of course, from a [...]

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Gestalt Colloquium – Today

November 30, 2011

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2 to 3 pm., at The University of Akron. The Center for the History of Psychology presents Anna Perlina for her talk titled “Between Adaptation and Confrontation: Gestalt Psychology’s Path From the Weimar Academic Culture to North America and the Case of Kurt Lewin.” Perlina will discuss the history of Gestalt [...]

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Branding Your Company and Your Self

November 28, 2011

The branding of a company is a hot topic; as is the branding of oneself as an applicant for jobs. A question is where does the brand come from. One answer, and I think a good one, is that the Organizational Brand is a reflection of how you treat your employees. That is, if you [...]

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On Critics of Testing

November 15, 2011

On Critics of Testing, I am sure that as soon as the first test was invented, by the Chinese according to the history of assessment, the first critic of testing was born. Criticisms of testing are nothing new. I would bet there have been a few test constructors burned at the stake and if we [...]

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Open House and Book Sale at the Center for the History of Psychology

November 14, 2011

For two days (Nov. 16 – 1 – 4 pm, Nov. 17 – 10am – 1 pm) the Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron will have an Open House, tours, and book sale. The Center for the History of Psychology is located on The University of Akron campus at 73 College Street [...]

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National Award for Robert Lord

October 16, 2011

Robert Lord, Ph.D., a member of the psychology department at The University of Akron and a distinguished professor of psychology has been named the winner of the 20120 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP or Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). Bob Lord received this honor his [...]

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Muffins at Roundtable

October 14, 2011

Steve Marks, the co-founder of Main Street Muffin, will speak on “Muffins and Marathons: an Entrepreneurial Story.” at the next Akron Roundtable. Marks will speak at noon, Thursday, Oct. 20 at Quaker Station ballroom.

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Blog on Business Communication

October 12, 2011

If you are interested in the future of business communication, then check out this interesting blog by Jim Porter.

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Public Sector HR Talks Across the Nation

October 11, 2011

For those in the DC area, PTC/MW is hosting a talk by Bob Hogan on “The Predictive Value of Personality Theory and Assessment. ” In Southern California, PTC/SC will host a one-day conference on Friday, November 4th on “Embracing New Challenges, Embracing New Solutions in Personnel Assessment” featuring Wayne Cascio, Harry Brull, Ted Darany, and [...]

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