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Turning Off Email, Turning Up Productivity

February 29, 2012
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Execs find the best way to promote efficiency is to minimize online distractions.
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Teach Trust First

February 27, 2012
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Leaders increasingly lack the skills needed to recognize and address employee discontent, which allows decisions and actions to appear unfair or potentially illegal even when they may not be.
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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Hospital Employee Sues Employer After Being 'Traumatized' in Hostage Drill

November 11, 2011
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In the complaint, Ourida Diktakis alleges that the hospital's administrators intentionally did not inform her or the ICU staff of the drill. She claims the hospital's actions not only 'emotionally traumatized' her and her staff, but put patients in the ICU at risk by unnecessarily detaining their caregivers.
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Phony Open Doors Lead to Naked Emperors

September 23, 2011
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The Corporate Executive Board found that among the 12 key indicators it tracks in its “cultural diagnostic” of companies, the one that is most strongly correlated with 10-year total shareholder return is employee comfort with speaking up.
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Tips for Talent Management in the Social Media Realm

July 11, 2011
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While cash incentives are still king in the tech scene, more and more companies are turning to social media as a tool to source and recruit talent.
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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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