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Do Employees Have Any Privacy Rights in Personal Emails Sent From Corporate Accounts?

March 14, 2013
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According to a recent court case, employees enjoy no expectation of privacy when sending personal emails from corporate accounts, provided that you have the right language in your email policy.
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Succession Planning Roadmap

March 11, 2013
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How to build a robust succession planning program that aligns current talent development with future leadership needs.
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Turn Here: GPS Tracking Gaining Acceptance

March 7, 2013
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In the early days, employees feared that GPS monitoring was a form of 'Big Brother' watching, but workers are becoming more accepting of tracking since companies are no longer just using the information as a threat to ensure workers stay on course.
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Power Hungry in Today's Workplace

March 6, 2013
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We talk about performance as being the key metric which drives decisions. But too many choices are still guided by irrelevancies or illegalities. We can have every smart device available—or soon to be created—but they don't eliminate our own biases; they magnify and reveal them.
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Employers Turn to Biometric Technology to Track Attendance

March 5, 2013
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Companies are implementing biometric time clocks using facial recognition, fingerprint tracking or vein-pattern scanning to make it harder for hourly workers to steal company time. Still, some question whether Big Brother might be watching a little too closely.
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We Love Our Phones, but Should Employees Be Paid for Using Them Off-Duty?

February 14, 2013
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If you provide them mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours. Create a culture that lets your employees escape from work while not at work.
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Credentialing, Competency, and MOOCs

February 11, 2013
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Our lives will be enriched by technology with advances in learning and communication beyond the limited horizon of our vision. As we move forward, though, we need to take measured, careful steps and keep in mind that learning at work needs to produce ongoing results … not high scores for our permanent record cards.
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Workplace Social Media Policies Must Account for Generational Issues

February 7, 2013
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A policy that only recognizes the interests of one generation will chase away the others. Take the time to craft a workplace technology program that properly accounts for the divergent ideas of boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.
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The Revolution WILL Be Televised … Shore Up Your Social Media Before a Termination

February 6, 2013
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If you are concerned about employees live-tweeting a termination or a mass layoff, disable their access to your social media channels before you tell them. Change their passwords. Remove their logins.
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How Cloud Software Could Rain on Your Parade

January 30, 2013
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For all its benefits, software as a service isn't a panacea. A successful switch takes planning, organization and lots of training and communications.
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