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Private Equity Firms Can Improve People Management

December 7, 2012
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While horror stories exist, in some cases private equity takeovers can lead to healthy updates to management methods and practices.
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We Are Beset by Shoddy Attendance. Should We Fire Everyone and Recruit New Workers?

December 6, 2012
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In the last year we have had an influx of new hires who are either unable to come to work on time or call in to report that they won't be coming to work. We have a firm policy on attendance and timeliness and terminate after several warnings. How should we address this issue in a way that reinforces the importance of timeliness? Are other companies having this problem? Should we just begin firing people and start the recruitment process all over again? —Fed Up, business services, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Drama Discussions a Drag for Workers and a Bother for Bosses

December 4, 2012
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Of the nearly 300 corporate executives, managers and employees who took a recent survey, nearly 40 percent said sex and relationships were the most taboo workplace topic.
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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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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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