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Vanguard CEO to Employees: Let's Lose the Suits

December 3, 2010
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Despite being more than 100 miles away from the formalities of Wall Street, Vanguard always has required its employees worldwide to dress in business attire: a jacket and tie for men and professional dress for women.
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5 Questions for Laurel Kennedy Equality in Caregiving

September 23, 2010
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The author of The Daughter Trap takes a critical look atsociety’s reliance on adult daughters to provideelder care.
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Survey 30 Percent of Managers Under More Stress

September 22, 2010
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The survey also found that 28 percent of respondents expect their anxiety levels to rise in the coming year. Sixty-four percent said it would be about the same.
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A Game Plan for Networking

September 8, 2010
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Rob Howard, founder and chief technology officer of Telligent, offers tips to help companies make their decision about establishing a corporate social networking site.
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Social Work

September 8, 2010
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To satisfy employees' need to feel connected, a growing number of companies are developing their own social networks.
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Weighing the Risks of Social Networking

September 7, 2010
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Doing research in advance and putting ground rules in place before launching a corporate social networking site can ease fears and minimize risks.
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Tapping Family Leave—Occasionally

September 3, 2010
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For employers, intermittent use of the Family and Medical Leave Act can pose some of their greatest challenges. Even if workers use the law appropriately, the periodic leave requests can create paperwork and tracking difficulties, experts say.
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Employers Cope With FMLA's Expanded Reach

September 3, 2010
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Amid tight economic times, the scope of the federal law has been expanded to a few additional groups, including military families and same-sex parents. Human resource and legal experts provide advice on how to fairly apply the law's family leave protections and minimize the possibility of legal action.
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Healthy Returns on Flex Work

September 1, 2010
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A research group looks to determine whether workplace flexibility pays off in better employee health—and an improved bottom line.
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Volunteering on the Job Clock

August 30, 2010
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Corporations that provide employees paid time off to volunteer typically pursue one of two routes: setting a designated volunteer day or providing a block of paid hours annually. Which approach works best depends upon the employees involved, as well as what company officials want to achieve through the volunteer initiative, experts say.
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