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Secret Santa? Scary!

December 6, 2011
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Someone brought up a previous job they'd worked at and how the company would hold a Secret Santa event. I immediately felt this chill, like a nor'easter howling off Lake Michigan through an open window. Secret Santa? Oh man. Call in our EAP. I've harbored a Secret Santa humbug for years.
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Blinded by Human Nature and Compliance

November 28, 2011
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We need to rethink compliance processes so they do not reinforce inaction and token responses.
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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
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It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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Suit Claims Worker was Fired for Refusing to Wear '666' Sticker

November 22, 2011
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In March 2010, as a company's accidnt-free tally approached the number 666—identified in the 'Revelations' book of the Bible as 'the number of the beast' and a representation of Satan—the employee informed his supervisors that his religious beliefs wouldn't allow him to wear that number.
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Effective Talent Assessment Starts (and Ends) With Leadership

November 21, 2011
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A bad hiring decision can cost a company more than 1.5 times the mis-hire's salary, depending on the level of the role. With the right assessment, businesses can avoid this cost.
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Put Me in, Coach—or, Rather, Put Coaches in

November 17, 2011
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Wayward at Safeway

November 9, 2011
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The supermarket chain's recent 15 minutes of infamy over stolen sandwiches is a reminder that policies and training have to stress common sense as much as compliance.
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Pension Funding Levels Improve, but Still Well Below 2011 Peak: Mercer

November 3, 2011
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The consultancy attributed the funding improvement to an 11 percent gain in equity values in October, partially offset by a decrease in corporate bond yields.
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Aon's Premier Partnership Kicks Up Camaraderie

November 3, 2011
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Employees from acquired companies find ways to unite with one another through their affiliation with the English soccer club. The partnership added a new dimension in October with ‘Pass It On,' an employment and client engagement initiative.
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Hero of Missouri Tornado Disaster Finally Gets Comp Benefits

October 25, 2011
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The 51-year-old social worker's medical expenses have exceeded $2.5 million and are still mounting. He reportedly has no medical insurance.
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