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I’m reporting live from the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference out in San Diego this week, and I met with Duane Sider, the director of learning for Rosetta Stone. I sat down with Sider to talk about some of the trends in hiring, career development and language skills.
Some of his observations:
- The need for bilingual employees means more companies are willing to look at international candidates to find the right hire.
Last week, we asked: Does your company have family medical-leave benefits for same-sex partners of its employees?
- No — 68%
- Yes, the same as for married couples — 30%
- Yes, but less than married couples — 2%
If you’re looking for a silver lining as a proponent of medical-leave benefits for same-sex partners, it should be the fact that almost all of the companies that have it also agree that it should be equal to married couples.[…] Continue Reading »