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Experts call ‘the box’ bad idea

Posted by:admin on May 18, 2012

If an employer flooded by job seekers in a down economy wants to have a blanket policy of rejecting candidates with criminal histories to help shorten the application stack, the response from a wide range of stakeholders is clear.

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Loophole delay?

Posted by:admin on May 18, 2012

While progress has been made to close the so-called Delaware loophole and, in the process, make Pennsylvania more attractive on business taxes, a final resolution is not expected this year, according to party leadership.

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Advice to share with your graduate

Posted by:admin on May 18, 2012

A reader asked: Jeff, my parents introduced me to your columns when I was in college. It has been a big help, both personally and with my classes. Thanks! As I get ready to enter the “real world,” what’s your advice as I prepare for my first job?

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The Whiteboard: Eliminate waste to increase and sustain productivity – the right way

Posted by:admin on May 18, 2012

Today, increased productivity is often cited as a major reason for the slow recovery of the job market. I believe it is true that businesses are more productive, but in many cases the improvements have been achieved simply by dumping more work on fewer people. Where that has been the case, the improvements will not be sustainable.

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Corrections/Clarifications

Posted by:admin on May 18, 2012

UGI Corp. is based in Valley Forge. A caption on page 6 of the May 11 Marcellus Shale Guide named the incorrect municipality. UGI Gas Division and UGI Utilities are based in Reading.

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