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    Whether you're looking to move to a new firm or hiring candidates for yours, the resume is a first impression and it needs to be a good one. Still, many job candidates routinely make mistakes that can lead to an instant rejection. Laszlo Block, the senior vice president of people operations at Google, shares these common mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • Is education care the new elder care?

    When West Pharmaceutical Services, a medical device company headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, surveyed employees at its corporate head office, it found that roughly 8% of the 400 employees at that location were interested in either receiving more information about special-needs education or receiving immediate help to navigate the school system for their special-needs child.

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  • Agents ‘can’t do this for free’ on exchanges

    Galen Institute’s Grace-Marie Turner talked about conservatives’ view of both employers and brokers at a recent Washington policy conference on health reform alternatives. She shares her conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, next steps on broker compensation, and more.

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