|Between the Lines |
Ad Hype Meets Sad Reality
Not-so-healthy advice • Military lessons • Correcting errors in background checking.
|The Buzz |
Now Playing on a Desktop Near You • White Collar Addictions • Journalists Train for War
|On the Contrary |
Vague Speak and the Thistlebottom Line: Did you effect some viable outcomes this morning? That blather doesn't impress your new boss, Mrs. Thistlebottom, says Shari Caudron.
|What Works |
Change (Gasp!) Can (Gasp!) Be Fun: During his icy morning runs, Tom Terex discovers that talking about change is easy. Doing it? That's another story.
|Dear Workforce: |
A world of HRMS differences • Analyzing your training needs • Background checking for current staffers.
|Case Studies |
Memo to AOL Time Warner: Why Mergers Fail: Corporate marriages can be colossal trouble--just ask departing AOL chairman Steve Case. Three case studies show what merging companies did to make their disparate cultures mesh.
|Legal Insight |
Gray Areas in Controlling Employee Lifestyles: Can you refuse to hire someone who smokes? No. Can you ban beards in the office? That depends. Like most legal questions, many answers aren't black and white. Legal Posts: She's conducting phone sex at the office.
|Think Twice |
Chinese Puzzles and Opportunities: Companies are champing at the bit over the workforce-management opportunities in China. But as one executive told Todd Raphael, there is much that's still mysterious about the market.