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The Last Word: You Talk About Annoying ...

December 11, 2013
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You’ve heard it before: Millennials are self-entitled, lack any discernible attention span and seek instant gratification. While there’s a grain of truth there, I find some very admirable traits, too.
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Is Blowing the Whistle Blowing Your Career?

December 11, 2013
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The more often people choose to stay silent, the more likely it is that ethics will decline and companies will suffer severe consequence, an expert said.
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The Honor of Public Service and the Need for Civility

December 9, 2013
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The honor of public service comes from performing in line with each organization’s mission, values, and standards.
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Yuletide Confessions

December 6, 2013
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Pick your poison: Merry Christmas, Happy (belated) Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or Happy Holidays. Whichever you choose, have a joy-filled December.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Floats an Idea of Delivering by Drone

December 2, 2013
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Although I’ve heard the “In five years … ” line dozens of times about innovations like drone delivery, I wouldn’t bet against this. Meantime, let's not moan about the drone.
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Marissa Mayer’s Vision for Innovation Appears to Be Elimination

November 21, 2013
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Among many storylines during Mayer’s first year of running Yahoo, two have captured the attention of HR leaders: eliminate remote workers and deploy forced ranking in performance management.
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EEOC Tackles National-Origin Discrimination

November 19, 2013
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Understand and pay attention to these issues of national-origin discrimination, if for no other reason than the fact that the EEOC is watching.


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Siemens Financial Hopes to Wow With ‘NewWow’ Office Strategy

November 15, 2013
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Under the new office concept, called the New Way of Working, outside of a few C-level employees, none of the unit’s workers have traditional desks, offices or cubicles.


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When Cultures Come Together

November 10, 2013
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Minimizing post-merger integration problems can be accomplished by training that fosters a sense of unity.
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The Risk Companies Run When Bullying Goes Incognito

November 8, 2013
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Unless a bully is harassing someone because of a protected class (race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin) bullying is probably legal.
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