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Chicago Boardrooms Lag Nation in Diversity

November 15, 2012
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Overall, minorities account for only 12 percent of the boards of directors at Chicago's 50 largest firms, versus 15 percent at the 200 largest S&P 500 firms, said a new report by Chicago United, a not-for-profit group that advocates diversity in executive ranks.
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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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'High-Performance Learning Organizations' Boost Business Results: Study

November 6, 2012
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Oakland, California-based research firm Bersin & Associates says companies with a sophisticated approach to employee development averaged three times higher revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.
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Giants Show That 'Together We're Champions'

November 2, 2012
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The San Francisco team's World Series triumph has lessons that go beyond the ballpark.
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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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Please Don’t Tell Your Employees for Whom to Vote

October 24, 2012
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Voting is an intensely personal choice. I don’t think it’s my business how my family members cast their votes. I certainly don’t think it’s an employer’s business how its employees cast their votes. Voting booths have privacy curtains for a reason. Exercise some discretion by not invading that privacy of your workers.
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Expedia Constructing Work-Site Clinic at Headquarters

October 22, 2012
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The clinic is being constructed by Qliance Medical Management Inc., a Seattle-based health care firm that contracts with employers to provide primary care to employees and their dependents through its network of clinics.
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Business Spells COO a New Way: MIA

October 22, 2012
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Across Chicago and the rest of the U.S., chief operating officers are being erased from the org chart. The disappearing act is part of the evolution toward flatter business structures as well as get-lean pressures that have companies looking twice at any personnel expense.
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