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How I Spent My Summer: High School Internships Boost Job Prospects, Survey Finds

February 3, 2014
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Roughly 70 percent of companies said that high school students who complete their internship programs are likely to land a college internship as well.
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‘Friday Night Tykes’: Here’s Some Tough Talk on the Show’s Tough Talk

January 23, 2014
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I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.
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Stand by Your Employees: An Ode to Norah and the Troopers

January 21, 2014
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Stick with your employees, especially in times of difficulty and adversity. They might just surprise you, and may even do something amazing.
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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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Delivering Holiday Bonuses? Remember These Rules

December 10, 2013
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As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.
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Leadership Gets a Checkup at Kaiser

December 5, 2013
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‘It’s not what we say that matters, but how we behave,’ said new CEO Bernard Tyson.


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What Are the Keys to Engaging Employees?

December 4, 2013
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How should our organization define the term employee engagement?

—Open-Ended Question, staffing/HR services, Highland Mills, New York


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Dolphin Tale — Hopeful or Harrowing Lessons on Bullying?

November 13, 2013
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Despite the ugliness of football player Richie Incognito’s behavior, the fall-out from the incident may one day be seen as a step in the right direction.
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Holy Crap(s)

November 12, 2013
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I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.
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Interview With John Boudreau: Analyze This — and That and That

November 10, 2013
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A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.
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