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2011 WINNER: Managing Change—City of Peoria, Arizona

December 1, 2011
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For creating a registered apprenticeship program to develop talent in-house, the city of Peoria, Arizona, is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Managing Change.
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Ready for the Next New Deal?

November 29, 2011
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Don't be surprised if the U.S. decides to launch the Next New Deal in the next few years. And if it does, will your company be prepared for a tighter labor market and renewed growth?
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Millennials Italiano

November 28, 2011
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It seems milllennials Italiano aren’t so different from millennials Americano. When I wrote my book The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace a few years ago, there were signs that across the globe millennials share many of the same traits.
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Survey: U.S. Workers Feeling Overwrought and Unproductive

November 27, 2011
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Thirty percent of employees say they were ineffective for at least one week due to job-related stress, while two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels, including fatigue and feeling a ‘loss of control.'
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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
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It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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Court Ruling Puts Workplace Grief on Trial

November 14, 2011
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Even though the defendants avoided liability, grief recovery experts say the case illustrates the pitfalls for managers who are not trained to be sufficiently sensitive toward and educated about grief.
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Tech Tools for Hiring Disabled Candidates

November 4, 2011
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Here are some handy tools when considering hiring disabled workers.
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A Bad Place to Be: In Denial About What Workers Want

October 27, 2011
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Employers are burying their heads in the sand on job security and work stress—at their own peril.
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Is There Anything New to Learn About Retention?

October 27, 2011
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How do we cope with what seems to be a reprise of the 'war for talent'? Retaining top talent is becoming a big issue in our organization, especially since we don't have a lot of flexibility on bonuses and raises. Is there anything new we can learn about ways to retain our best and brightest? —The Best Are Leaving, talent coordinator, not-for-profit, Karachi, Pakistan
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Poll Says Overweight Workers Miss Millions More Days of Work

October 19, 2011
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Their missed work results in about $153 billion in lost productivity annually, according to data collected this year by Washington-based Gallup.
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