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Companies Can't Win with ‘Air in the Chair'

March 27, 2012
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In today's fast-paced, challenging world, if you're not doing everything possible to avoid having air in your chairs, then you are ceding the game to your competitors rather than having people who can help your organization grow, thrive and head off disasters.
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Ethics Group Warns of ‘Steep Declines’ in Workforce Trust

March 20, 2012
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The ‘ominous warning signs’ of an ethics decline, says the Ethics Resource Center in a new survey, include a sharp increase in retaliation against employee whistle-blowers.
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SEC: Financial Advisers Traded on Info Gleaned From AA Meeting

March 13, 2012
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The pair allegedly learned about an upcoming insurance company merger during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where shares rose 64 percent.
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Community Learning Can Be the Best Instructor at Work

March 12, 2012
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For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective.
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Cleaning Up Your Supply Chain

March 6, 2012
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Keeping tabs on the labor in the international industrial supply chain isn't easy, but many resources exist to help make sense of it.
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Staffing Firm to Pay $148,000 in Pregnancy Suit

March 5, 2012
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The lawsuit alleged HCS owner Charles Sisson discriminated against Roxy Leger, the company's bookkeeper, when he made offensive comments about her pregnancy and fired her because she needed to take maternity leave following the birth of her son, according to the EEOC.
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Apple and Foxconn: Beginning to See the Light

February 29, 2012
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In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China.
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Teach Trust First

February 27, 2012
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Leaders increasingly lack the skills needed to recognize and address employee discontent, which allows decisions and actions to appear unfair or potentially illegal even when they may not be.
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Going Nuclear—More Safe Power for Georgia's People

February 14, 2012
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Within the week, I read two headlines with strikingly similar themes. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of the first two U.S. nuclear power plants in 30 years. Second, Roger Boisjoly's death was announced.
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IT Employment Hits All-Time High

February 8, 2012
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On an annual basis, IT jobs were up 3.4 percent in 2011, more than double the rate of growth that IT employment experienced in 2010 of 1.5 percent.
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