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Restoring Workplace Trust

May 6, 2013
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As trust is based on actions not words, our gut-level understanding of actual conduct and deeds determines who we conclude is trustworthy and not.
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EEOC Lands Its Largest Settlement Ever

May 6, 2013
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I never thought I'd read about a case in which I could say to myself, “A $240 million jury verdict doesn't seem all that out of whack.” Then I read about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent $240 million jury verdict against Henry's Turkey Service. The agency alleged that the farm subjected its 32 mentally disabled workers to decades of abuse.
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Companies That Don't Embrace Social Media Might Be Treading Water, Experts Say

May 6, 2013
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The water's fine in the social media pool, but many companies are still afraid to allow workers to dive in. Experts say employers should take the social media plunge to buoy their brand and improve productivity.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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Is Bullying the New Sexual Harassment?

April 17, 2013
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Office ogres exact not only an emotional cost but a monetary one. They can poison productivity, stifle creativity, and force good employees out the door.
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The Final Four Verdict: Rutgers Fouls Out

April 17, 2013
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Rutgers is a fine institution committed to building a respectful community. Parsing abusive conduct without regard to its impact on that community, its organizational values, reputation and overall brand is narrow, shortsighted and unworthy of the university.
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Giving Gets a Boost by Taking One to the Team

April 5, 2013
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At Hampton Inn staff meetings, team members have built bicycles and playhouses for children in need in the United States, as well as prosthetic hands for children in Latin America.
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Survey: 2011 Saw $20 Billion in Corporate Giving

April 5, 2013
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That came in the forms of direct cash donations, cash donations through their foundations, noncash donations and matching employee donations.
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Companies Find a Cause to Rally Around

April 5, 2013
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Benefits company Unum matches employee donations to educational programs on a 2-to-1 basis, while other financial donations means a dollar-for-dollar match.
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Building a Philanthropic Culture Builds a Better Brand, Too

April 4, 2013
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With some 30 percent of employed people volunteering in 2012, companies tap into measured philanthropic efforts to boost their brand and business objectives.
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