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Holiday Parties Turn Into Sandy Relief Efforts

December 7, 2012
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Companies across the city ask their employees to raise money and bring canned goods and clothing. Those affected by the storm, including teachers and firefighters, get invitations.
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Planning Holiday Treats, but No Papa's Cream Puffs for Me

November 30, 2012
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In the spirit of giving, you can help folks at small businesses—and they may be able to give back to you.
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Delayed Innovation Gratification

November 29, 2012
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The hard truth about innovation is that it generally is not an overnight phenomenon. Try more like 2,000 days and nights.
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2012 Game Changer: Jil Greene

November 29, 2012
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Vice president of human resources and community relations, Harrah's New Orleans
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Wal-Mart Expands FCPA Probe to Brazil, China, India

November 27, 2012
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The FCPA, a federal law with criminal and civil penalties jointly enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, punishes foreign bribery, inaccurate financial records and inadequate controls.
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The 'Naked Organization' Gets Nakeder

November 20, 2012
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Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.
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How Do We Change the Culture of Our Not-for-Profit?

November 14, 2012
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How could we apply the principles of human resources management to behave and operate just like a for-profit business? —Battling Uphill, HR manager, education, Karlstad, Sweden
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How Do We Design Training for a Four-Generation Workforce?

November 14, 2012
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Our organization has four generations in our workplace. We need to change the way we deliver training and development so that our learners are engaged, interested and eager to apply their knowledge to their work. (Sometimes I see younger workers bored with the training and reading their portable devices rather than paying attention to the lecture.) As we design and deliver training, what steps should we take to achieve this objective, recognizing that different generations may learn differently? —Generation Gap, health and safety officer, government, Toronto
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