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Dig This: Workplace Gardens Taking Root

April 1, 2013
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Employees get out from behind their desks to strategize about work while they're weeding.
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As Per Sheryl Sandberg's Request, a Male Opinion About 'Lean In'

March 22, 2013
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In a recent interview about her book, Sheryl Sandberg calls on men to 'lean in' when it comes to the discussion about women in the workplace. So that's what I'm doing: providing a male voice.
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Georgia March Madness Meets Watergate

March 12, 2013
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Today, we focus on distributing Codes of Conduct, policies, check-the-box learning and other communications to prevent compliance and ethical disasters. Bud Krogh's message suggests we give greater emphasis to basic leadership and citizenship, not just rote standards.
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Customer Preference Does Not Protect Employers From Race Discrimination Claims

February 21, 2013
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If you find yourself in a position of having to face down a customer making such a request, take a stand. Tell the customer, “We don't treat our employees like that, and if you can't deal, we don't need your business.” Be the better corporate citizen. It's not just the legal way to act, it's the moral way to act.
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Putting Value Into the 'Employee Value Proposition'

February 20, 2013
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In the past several years, more companies have introduced or re-crafted their “employee value proposition” to give employees a better idea of what the total employee experience encompasses, beyond the basic salary and benefits. Laura Sejen, global practice leader of rewards for consultancy Towers Watson & Co., recently spoke with Workforce contributing writer Meg McSherry Breslin about the key factors employers should keep in mind when they're looking to revise their employee value proposition, otherwise known as the "employment deal."
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Cancer Poses a Growing Challenge to Employers

February 14, 2013
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Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce.
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Kiss and Tell

February 6, 2013
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Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.
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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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A Little Bit of Employees' Time Can Go a Long Way as a 'Microvolunteer'

December 19, 2012
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Unlike traditional volunteerism, which may take hours of time, microvolunteering focuses on making use of the free time employees have during the workday, such as lunch breaks and coffee breaks.
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