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Losing Our Religion

September 28, 2011
R.E.M. just broke up. It's an occasion for mourning not just the end of the pop band's 31-year run, but the decline of lasting teamwork in our society.
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Investing in Employees

September 28, 2011
Despite a tough, volatile economy, 10 small to midsize companies have been able to run successful businesses while bringing stability to employees through strong benefits programs. These businesses have made Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011 list.
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Dear Workforce Are Training Departments Becoming Obsolete?

September 27, 2011
I work in the training and development department of a company that competes in the cellular phone industry. Each of our departments has very specific tasks and functions. That got me to wondering: Are training departments becoming obsolete in today's specialized companies?
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Foul-ups Trump Safeguards in UBS Scandal

September 27, 2011
In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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