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Technology an enhancement for HR — not a replacement

Like just about everything else, human resources management has been increasingly computerized in recent years. But has that made human resources less “human?” Not everything can be done by sending an email. “We have to look at technology as an enhancement for, not a replacement of, the human element in what we do,” said Lynn Nelson, director of employment services ...

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LIFE CHANGES — Insurance re-enrollment time is near; make sure your coverage reflects your changing needs

When annual enrollment time for employer-sponsored insurance plans comes around, it can be difficult to drum up much interest by employees in evaluating their insurance plans and making adjustments. According to a survey by MetLife, often employees aren’t all that excited by the prospect of annual benefits enrollment. “In fact, their annual encounter with the often complex and sometimes unfamiliar ...

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Holly Ford named director of payroll services at Corporate Management Incorporated

  Corporate Management Incorporated (CMI) recently added Holly Ford as director of payroll services. Ford brings seven years of human resource, finance and operations experience to CMI. She has both her masters of business administration and bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing and management from Millsaps College.  

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USM introduces new human capital development program

Finding and developing trained employees is an ongoing struggle in the business community. Now, one of Mississippi’s public universities has launched a new working professional-friendly degree program to help meet the issue. The College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi recently formed the Department of Human Capital Development at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long ...

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Jaynee Sindledecker earns payroll designation

People Lease’s Jaynee Sindledecker has obtained the certified payroll professional designation from the American Payroll Association, the highest designation given by this national organization. Sindledecker has become one of 25 CPP’s in the state of Mississippi. She is not only People Lease’s first associate to receive this prestigious designation, but also the first in Madison County. She has spent the ...

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TEC taps Jones

TEC has appointed Donna Jones as the director of human resources. In this role, Jones will be responsible for the planning, directing, and administration of TEC’s Human Resource Department, which includes employment policies and practices, retirement plans, health plans and the accounting thereof. Jones also serves as a member of both the TEC ESOP and TEC 401(k) administrative committees. Jones ...

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Keesler AFB slashing another 38 civilian jobs

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base is scheduled to lose another 38 civilian jobs in 2012 as the Air Force continues it move toward eliminating about 9,000 such workers. The announcement comes two months after Keesler said it would eliminate 68 positions from the civilian work force in the 81st Training Wing and 403rd Wing. Brig. Gen. Andrew Mueller of ...

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Analytic Stress settles discrimination lawsuit

PASCAGOULA — A Pascagoula company has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a sex-based retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. had terminated a female employee in retaliation for her complaints about alleged sexual harassment, according to EEOC. The Mississippi Press reported the company serves petrochemical and power companies. Federal officials said ...

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To HR professionals: Beware of 'cat's paw' liability

By Wally Northway A decision recently rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court opens employers to liability for discriminatory employment practices in a theory that up until the ruling had gained little traction in the higher courts. Now, human resources managers need to be aware that the “cat’s paw” liability theory has been deemed constitutional and holds broad implications for employment ...

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Gonzalez to be sentenced for hiring illegal immigrants

HATTIESBURG — Sentencing has been scheduled for July 30 for a man who hired hundreds of illegal immigrants for one of Mississippi’s most successful private companies — the site of the nation’s biggest workplace raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained about 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ electrical transformer plant in Laurel in Aug. 2008. Former human resources ...

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