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Whither the 'HP Way'

December 6, 2006
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
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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Intellectual Property Theft Lessons From Coca-Cola

August 24, 2006
Employee intellectual property theft can cost companies anywhere from $200 million to upwards of $1.2 trillion annually. Although intellectual property experts say there is no way to protect a company 100 percent, there are innovative ways to prevent damage.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Value Might We Realize From Supporting Volunteerism

March 10, 2006
Our organization is considering putting in place a policy that supports employee volunteering in the not-for-profit sector. It will allow us to build relationships with community groups, as well as encourage employees in their projects away from work. Do you have any recommendations regarding the benefit to our company, and what kind of qualifiers might need to be in place for the volunteer work to be undertaken?
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A Leader in Name Only

January 13, 2006
Former Enron CEO Ken Lay's Houston speech wasn't about motivating his former employees. It was a self-centered attempt to publicly frame his defense strategy and maybe even lobby the jurors who will be sitting in judgment when his case goes to trial.
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