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How Do You Spell Civil Rights? ENDA

January 23, 2013
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It's appalling that 13 years into the twenty-first century, it is still legal in the United States of America to treat people different solely because of their inclusion in a marginalized group. Get on the bandwagon now, and send a signal to all of your employees that you are a business of inclusion, not one of bigotry and exclusion.
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Lance's Lot—The Cost of Fraud

January 22, 2013
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Every organization whether in sports, business, academia, or government has rules. But they're enforced retroactively, after the damage is done. We need to think more about the costs of our actions before we do them and temper our desire to win with integrity.
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Risky Business People: Study Finds 1 in 8 Workers Bring Potential Peril to Their Company

January 16, 2013
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Organizations need to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of behavioral risk of all employees. Doing so allows an organization to manage risk in a constructive way, according to a study published by SHL, an Atlanta-based talent management company.
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Putting the Human Back in Human Resources, Redux

January 16, 2013
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Employers, what do you think costs more? Accommodating a few days of unpaid time off or defending this lawsuit?
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Holiday Parties Say a lot About Your Workplace Culture … for Good and for Bad

December 13, 2012
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This case, however, holds a deeper lesson about corporate culture and your workplace. If your company has a culture of condoning sexual harassment, no policy, and no amount of training, will render your holiday parties (or any workday, for that matter) safe.
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Holiday Parties Turn Into Sandy Relief Efforts

December 7, 2012
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Companies across the city ask their employees to raise money and bring canned goods and clothing. Those affected by the storm, including teachers and firefighters, get invitations.
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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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Wal-Mart Expands FCPA Probe to Brazil, China, India

November 27, 2012
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The FCPA, a federal law with criminal and civil penalties jointly enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, punishes foreign bribery, inaccurate financial records and inadequate controls.
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An Open Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Regarding Joint Chiefs of Staff Ethics Training

November 20, 2012
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I'm willing to bet that the content of the courses is not the problem. The challenge is to determine what more the military can do through the programs' design and subsequent reinforcement to make sure that key lessons are absorbed, retained, applied and sustained by senior and flag officers.
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It Just Doesn't Matter (Who the President of the United States Is)

November 7, 2012
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If you manage your employees reasonably, pragmatically, and with decency, it just doesn't matter, from a day-to-day perspective, who the president is.
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