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How Big Is Your Year-End Bonus?

December 29, 2011
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Nothing says more about China's booming auto market than the generous bonus given by the FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. The joint venture carmaker awarded its employees with a bonus that equals to 27 months of salary. On top of that, employees also received double salary for eight months this year.
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Locker Room Leadership—Is That a Winning Workplace Strategy?

December 19, 2011
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I met with a group of talented, thoughtful executives recently. We discussed values, culture and the role of speaking up in the face of organizational misdeeds. As we talked about leadership, I was asked a challenging question.
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The Age of the Less-Ambitious Employee

December 19, 2011
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The bottom line is that a corner office—with all its demands—is less appealing. Here's how one consultant describes a common mindset today: “The headache isn't worth it. I'd rather be able to spend time with the kids.”
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Preventing Employee Burnout: Customized Solutions

December 16, 2011
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Employers are demanding more while employees are engaging less, but there is one way to keep your best workers from checking out completely—recognizing who they are and rewarding them accordingly
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When Teamwork Is Too Much

December 16, 2011
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EAPs: First Responders in a ‘Work-More Economy’

December 16, 2011
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Employee assistance providers say they continue to see a continued spike in employee calls for help in coping with added work pressures.
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Companies Pushing Workers Over the Limit

December 16, 2011
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Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.
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Why Is It Important to Empower Employees?

December 14, 2011
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We recently had our annual audit and learned we need to improve employee motivation and empowerment. What do other companies do to meet this requirement? What type of tool could we use as a process to measure our personnel's awareness of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives? —Cognizant of Quality, safety and compliance coordinator, manufacturing, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Democracy at Work: 5 Questions With Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu

December 12, 2011
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Many people like to keep politics out of the workplace. But to Traci Fenton, what workplaces badly need is the infusion of a political idea: democracy.
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How Do We Sustain High Motivation?

November 29, 2011
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What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)? —Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California
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