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Monster Exec Pleads Guilty in Backdating Scandal

February 15, 2007
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Myron Olesnyckyj conspired with other executives at Monster to “systematically backdate stock option grants to Monster employees in an effort to fraudulently suppress Monster’s compensation expenses,” authorities say.
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Making Room for Nursing Mothers

January 29, 2007
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The number of companies providing private “lactation rooms” is on the rise.
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Employment Losses Not as Great as in 2005

January 15, 2007
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Even so, the automotive, chemical and media sectors were rocked in ’06.
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NEWSMAKER #5 Patricia Dunn

December 29, 2006
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Patricia Dunn will be remembered this year for being at the center of a scandal in which no one in the executive suites or boardroom got rich.
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Government Insurance Inquiries Expand to Include Benefits Advisors

December 28, 2006
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Government investigations into intermediary compensation practices, which focused initially on property/casualty placements, have expanded into the employee benefits arena.
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Restatement Sets Monster Back $339.6 Million

December 21, 2006
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The amended financials are the result of the job board’s ongoing restatement related to the backdating of stock options over a six-year period.
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Whither the 'HP Way'

December 6, 2006
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Surprising as it may seem, Hewlett-Packard's spying scandal may coincide with a revival of the famous "HP Way." The HP Way served as a beacon that for years attracted employees to the Palo Alto, California, computer maker.
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Rethinking Reputation

December 6, 2006
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There's no shortage of scandal-stained corporations. But in today's cutthroat business environment and fiercely competitive employment market, a company's transgressions may not affect worker dedication or dissuade job seekers like they once did.
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5 Questions for Stephen M.R. Covey, Chief Executive of Consulting Firm CoveyLink

December 6, 2006
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Don’t tell Stephen M.R. Covey that trust within an organization is an admirable but ultimately soft, fuzzy and less-than-critical attribute. He just co-wrote a book, The Speed of Trust, which argues that trust is a crucial factor affecting the cost of business.
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HR goes MIA at HP

September 18, 2006
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The inaction, or mis-action, by HR during and after a corporate scandal can have a greater financial impact than the scandal itself.
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