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Study Touts the Benefits of Internal Social Networking Sites

February 4, 2013
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.
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Average Salary for Technology Professional Rises 5.3 Percent: Survey

January 29, 2013
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The average salary for technology professionals rose 5.3 percent in 2012—the largest increase in a decade, according to a Dice Holdings Inc. salary survey.
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How Could We Predict Employees Who Will Quit?

January 25, 2013
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How could we identify why employees change jobs? We know it's not always the money, but is there a way we could predict the indicators for each person? —Don't Leave Us, services, North Carolina
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How Lean Is Too Lean?

January 25, 2013
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How do we determine if our workforce is too lean following layoffs? We had an additional 27 people leave voluntarily. What signs should we look for to indicate the employees are overworked and stressed out? — Not Enough Cooks, administrative assistant, utilities, Giddings, Texas
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What Are the Chances We Could Get Ex-Employees to Repay Us for Their Training?

January 16, 2013
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We are paying to train and develop our employees, but many are leaving for other opportunities shortly after their training is complete. I know this is not uncommon, but it makes us wonder if we can force them to repay the money we've invested in them. Seeing them leave makes us wonder if training really is a retention tool. What should we do? —Doubts About Training, assistant manager, human resources, construction, New Delhi, India
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Fifty Shades of a Holiday Bonus

December 11, 2012
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How one CEO Santa shows the way to a cheerier future for companies and workers thanks to an erotic book trilogy.
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Private Equity Firms Can Improve People Management

December 7, 2012
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While horror stories exist, in some cases private equity takeovers can lead to healthy updates to management methods and practices.
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What Is the Best Way to Benchmark First-Year Turnover?

December 6, 2012
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How do we know if our first-year attrition rate is healthy? We have sources to compare overall attrition, but have not found a benchmark for attrition during the first year of employment. —Turnover Tension, manufacturing/production, Manassas, Virginia
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