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EEOC Files Sex Bias Suit Against Mavis Discount Tire

February 6, 2012
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Filed Jan. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the suit accuses Mavis Discount Tire and its allied companies of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
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When ‘Agility' Adopts the Symptoms of A.D.D.

January 13, 2012
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Hey edgy executives: Take a deep breath and stop hopping from one priority to another.
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Sears, State Farm, Navistar and Others Show How to Bring Veterans on Board

January 12, 2012
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Keeping positions open while employees are on military duty presents a challenge for the managers and peers left behind—a difficulty large corporations often find easier to absorb than smaller employers. But employers that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining military veterans say the payoffs usually outweigh the difficulties.
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Playing It Safe: A Look at Workplace Safety During the Roaring '20s and Now

January 4, 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. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.
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How Do We Train Managers to Welcome and Promote Diversity?

January 4, 2012
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We want our managers to play an active role in promoting greater multicultural diversity among our workforce. How might this magnify the challenges they already face in motivating their employees? What obstacles/resistance should they expect, and how could we train them to answer those objections? —Proceeding, but With Caution, agency diversity manager, government, Phoenix
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Supreme Court Showdown: Big Pharma Firms vs. Sales Reps

December 28, 2011
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At stake is a case that could not only determine whether they are eligible for millions of dollars in unpaid overtime but also could affect the livelihood of other workers who ‘promote' products.
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Majority of Workers to Be Independent By 2020

December 20, 2011
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Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.
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The Age of the Less-Ambitious Employee

December 19, 2011
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The bottom line is that a corner office—with all its demands—is less appealing. Here's how one consultant describes a common mindset today: “The headache isn't worth it. I'd rather be able to spend time with the kids.”
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