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Fighting Workplace Spam—Our Own

April 17, 2012
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Disturbing Study About (Mis)Use of Employers' Confidential Information

April 9, 2012
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Welcome to our new Workforce blog, the Practical Employer. And meet our new blogger, employment law expert Jon Hyman. His debut post addresses the touchy topic of where Internet Protocol awareness starts. It should begin, he says, with a clear set of policies and agreements that prioritize the confidentiality of your information and data.
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Cultivating a Virtual Culture

April 6, 2012
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Startups operating as virtual enterprises from Day One, companies sending employees home to telecommute, and businesses hiring more mobile workers are changing the conventional wisdom about how to create corporate culture.
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Stir in Your Own Ingredients to Create the Best Virtual Culture Recipe

April 6, 2012
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Consultant Mary Sobon says these ingredients are key to a healthy corporate culture with large populations of virtual employees.
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Racial Disparities in 401(k) Accounts Found: Aon

April 4, 2012
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Among the employees who reported pulling money out of their retirement savings, two-thirds indicated they needed the cash for an emergency, debt or day-to-day living expenses.
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More and More ‘Mad as Hell' Moments

April 3, 2012
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Recent public resignations are a sign that employees have the means and the moxie to take their grievances to the masses.
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Worker Fired After Urinating on Co-Workers' Chairs

March 30, 2012
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Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.
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Take Your Kids to Work? Not This Year, New York Says

March 16, 2012
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For the past 20 years, the fourth Thursday in April has been an unofficial day for students to get a taste of the professional world from parents, grandparents and other adults. But this year, education officials have been unable to find another time to schedule a statewide math exam for those grades, a department spokesman said. The same scheduling conflict exists next year, too.
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Talkin' About Their Generations: The Workforce of the '50s and Today

March 15, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines generational issues in the workforce in the 1950s and today. Next month, we look at the 1960s and the civil rights movement.
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Pet Projects

March 13, 2012
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A growing number of employers let employees bring pets to work, especially dogs, a benefit, experts say, that reduces stress and increases employee loyalty.
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