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What We’ll Learn in 2014

January 10, 2014
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Workplace learning requires time and money. Actually, according to recent data, it involves massive investments of both.  


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A New Year’s Resolution for Employers

January 2, 2014
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This year resolve to learn what makes each of your employees unique. Resolve not to treat your employees as fungible commodities, but as special assets, each with his of her own talents and concerns.
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Marissa Mayer’s Vision for Innovation Appears to Be Elimination

November 21, 2013
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Among many storylines during Mayer’s first year of running Yahoo, two have captured the attention of HR leaders: eliminate remote workers and deploy forced ranking in performance management.
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Siemens Financial Hopes to Wow With ‘NewWow’ Office Strategy

November 15, 2013
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Under the new office concept, called the New Way of Working, outside of a few C-level employees, none of the unit’s workers have traditional desks, offices or cubicles.


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What Do I Do if the Boss and a Colleague Hook Up?

October 25, 2013
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There’s a ticklish situation I don't know how to handle. I strongly believe my boss and a co-worker are having a sexual relationship. She seems to get special privileges that aren't available to others. What should I do, if anything?

Too Close for Comfort, manufacturing/production, Newport News, Virginia


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Laugh, Cry Your Way to a Great Culture

October 2, 2013
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Creating a great company culture doesn’t have to be serious work all the time. It can be funny business, too.
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Tweet Ye, Tweet Ye: It’s OK to Promote Your Workers on Social Media

September 30, 2013
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According to a recent survey of 400-plus human resources professionals, 82 percent said their companies do not include social media in their rewards programs. Really? What gives?
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

September 17, 2013
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I am constantly surprised by the encouraging ways organizations are striking the employment deal.
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The Power of Positive Tinkering

September 12, 2013
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A look inside author Shawn Achor’s mission to win over skeptics and turn workplace happiness into a credible management tool.


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Middle Managers: The Intersection of Work and Family

September 11, 2013
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Sheridan Chaney works for David Lundy, but they have more in common: balancing a career and caregiving. Today, employers are more aware of workers who look after their families.
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