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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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We Love Our Phones, but Should Employees Be Paid for Using Them Off-Duty?

February 14, 2013
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If you provide them mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours. Create a culture that lets your employees escape from work while not at work.
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A Poor Dating Policy Could Break a Company's Heart—and Wallet

February 7, 2013
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With employees and companies becoming more accepting of office romances, companies should make sure they protect themselves from any potential sexual harassment or discrimination lawsuits.
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How Lean Is Too Lean?

January 25, 2013
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How do we determine if our workforce is too lean following layoffs? We had an additional 27 people leave voluntarily. What signs should we look for to indicate the employees are overworked and stressed out? — Not Enough Cooks, administrative assistant, utilities, Giddings, Texas
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No Joke: Stand-Up Comedy Training for Employees Can Improve Workplace Culture

January 16, 2013
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Infusing comedy into workplace culture has the potential to improve employee communication skills, build a tight-knit team of employees and lower turnover rate.
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Putting the Human Back in Human Resources, Redux

January 16, 2013
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Employers, what do you think costs more? Accommodating a few days of unpaid time off or defending this lawsuit?
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Sleeping Your Way to the Top

January 4, 2013
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Happy Holiday: More Executives Are Taking Vacation

October 9, 2012
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Completely unplugging from the office is still a challenge, although about 50 percent of CFOs in a recent survey said they didn't check in while checked out.
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