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Memorial Hospital of Union County: Optimas Award Winner for Corporate Citizenship

November 1, 2012
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For its new organizational culture and collaborative business efforts, Memorial Hospital of Union County is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Corporate Citizenship.
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ChildNet: Optimas Award Winner for General Excellence

November 1, 2012
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For the way it transformed itself into a top child-welfare agency so quickly, ChildNet is the winner of the 2012 Optimas Award for General Excellence.
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Democrats and Republicans Agree—Workplace Flexibility Key to Job Satisfaction

October 25, 2012
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Congressional staff members and 25 members of Congress participated in a SHRM survey, which found that 55 percent feel that ‘flexibility to balance work and life issues’ is very important, but only 26 percent are very satisfied with the flexibility in their own workplace.
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Popularity Pays

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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