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October 24, 2012
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But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.
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Business Spells COO a New Way: MIA

October 22, 2012
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Across Chicago and the rest of the U.S., chief operating officers are being erased from the org chart. The disappearing act is part of the evolution toward flatter business structures as well as get-lean pressures that have companies looking twice at any personnel expense.
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The Love Connection

October 17, 2012
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In lifting the San Francisco Giants to victory, pitcher Sergio Romo reminded us all about the power of plugging away for something bigger than ourselves.
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Johns Hopkins Shooting Spurs Improvements to Hospital's Workplace Violence Response Program

October 10, 2012
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Following the shooting, part of the hospital's efforts to enhance its violence prevention planning included instructive courses with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit on identifying certain behavioral patterns that often predict a violent outburst.
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Veteran Nurse Fired As Transplant Kidney Gets Disposed in Medical Waste

September 28, 2012
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Both a part-time nurse, who actually disposed of the kidney in the medical waste, and a 30-year employee are no longer with the medical center, the newspaper reported.
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How Can We Be Certain Our Workers Perform at a High Level?

September 19, 2012
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Our leadership wants to breed culture that drives high performance, yet it seems to be an abstract concept. How do know we are getting optimum performance from our employees—and hence our organization? —Mr. Precision, human resources executive, utilities, Singapore
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Slow and Steady Slays the Antelope and Wins the Rat Race

September 17, 2012
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There's a strong case to be made for remembering our inner marathoner, our latent persistent hunter.
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NLRB Continues to Attack Facially Neutral Employment Policies

September 17, 2012
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Employers, I wish I could whisk up a magical elixir to solve this problem. Alas, at least for the time being, we are stuck with the NLRB's intrusiveness into the world of work rules, and the grave uncertainty that comes along for the ride.
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Survey: Workforce Strategy Not a Priority

August 29, 2012
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About 78 percent of employers lack a workforce strategy to garner hard-to-find talent, according to the survey conducted by the ManpowerGroup's Strategic Workforce Consulting business.
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After Aetna fires Rush, Rush drops Aetna

August 28, 2012
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The change comes after Aetna late last year canceled its contract with Rush to provide care to Aetna patients, effective January 1. Rush refused to accept a roughly 30 percent cut in reimbursement rates.
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