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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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Some Workplace Social Media Stats to Start Your Week

November 12, 2012
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Businesses have a lot to learn about the intersection between social media and the workplace. Yet, companies are not necessarily at fault for being behind the eight ball on these issues. The reality is that the technology is evolving more quickly than businesses can keep up with the resulting issues.
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It Just Doesn't Matter (Who the President of the United States Is)

November 7, 2012
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If you manage your employees reasonably, pragmatically, and with decency, it just doesn't matter, from a day-to-day perspective, who the president is.
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HCL Technologies: Optimas Award Winner for Global Outlook

November 1, 2012
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For its efforts to break down barriers, HCL Technologies is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Global Outlook.
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Democrats and Republicans Agree—Workplace Flexibility Key to Job Satisfaction

October 25, 2012
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Congressional staff members and 25 members of Congress participated in a SHRM survey, which found that 55 percent feel that ‘flexibility to balance work and life issues’ is very important, but only 26 percent are very satisfied with the flexibility in their own workplace.
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Popularity Pays

October 24, 2012
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But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.
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Health, Safety Lapses in Lab Tied to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

October 24, 2012
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Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Oct. 22.
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