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How Do We Overcome the Perception of Favoritism?

November 16, 2011
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I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco? —Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, California
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Special Report on Talent Management: A Resilient Bunch

November 11, 2011
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Some employers, such as humanitarian organization World Vision, above, provide support and resiliency training to workers whose job is dealing with crisis situations.
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Patagonia Fills Payroll With People Who Are Passionate

November 5, 2011
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Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.
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Hudson Reorganizes, Names New Officers

October 20, 2011
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The consulting firm also named Tracy Noon as chief people officer and Steve Zales as chief knowledge officer.
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Where Is Pay Rising? Try Accounting, Finance, IT

October 12, 2011
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Employees in these highly credentialed fields will see an average 3.5 percent pay hike next year, according to staffing firm Robert Half. ‘There is a drought of highly skilled people,' says a recruiter.
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The Last Word: Mindful of Millennials

October 4, 2011
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I thought it would be enlightening to hear from people who share some of the same attributes as younger millennials but managed to get a jump on their careers before the recession.
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2011 Game Changer: Wendy Savlin

September 29, 2011
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Manager, talent development, Sprint Nextel Corp., Overland Park, Kansas
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2011 Game Changer: Benedict ‘Ned' Salvador

September 29, 2011
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Senior director, Integra Business Processing Solutions Inc., Manila, Philippines
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Survey Employers Ignoring Workers’ Pain at the Pump

September 16, 2011
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Employers are doing little, if anything, to help employees cope with the budget-busting fill-ups at the pump. Eighty percent of the employees surveyed say they get no financial or other benefits from their employers to ease the burden of high fuel prices.
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