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What Do We Do About Managers Who Snoop on Employees?

April 18, 2012
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Our company is helping to build a light-rail train line at an airport. A key objective: demonstrating on-time performance and service, even before trains are put into operation. We required our employees to clock in and out of work as a way of maintaining schedules, but the process generated complaints. Employees say we use it to snoop, and some managers have in fact used the clock time to discipline employees. How can we better manage the process and the communication? —Uh-Oh, HR Generalist, transportation, Southeastern U.S.
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Standing Up for Your Employees

April 12, 2012
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Your organization is not a hockey team, but there is a lesson to learn from Peter Laviolette. If you have your employees' backs, they will reciprocate.
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Worker Confidence Hits 4-Year High

April 2, 2012
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The index is based on an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad. It surveyed 1,399 employed U.S. adults, 18 years old and older between March 13 and March 15.
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Workforce Wins Prestigious Business Honors

March 22, 2012
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Workforce Management won a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for senior editor Ed Frauenheim's in-depth look at the growing controversy over who owns social media contacts.
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Bill Proposed to Make Employer-Paid Education Aid Tax Break Permanent

March 6, 2012
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Under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code, employers can reimburse employees for up to $5,250 in annual undergraduate and graduate costs without the reimbursement being included in employees' taxable income.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

February 16, 2012
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Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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American Airlines Wants to Terminate Pension Plans

February 1, 2012
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The termination, if approved, would shift billions of dollars of promised but unfunded benefits to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., resulting in the biggest loss ever for the agency.
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EEOC Actions, Enforcement Trends Focus of Report on Agency

January 27, 2012
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The report noted that the agency identified combating systemic discrimination as a top priority in a 2006 task force report.
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