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Are You Allowed to Use Social Media at Work?

August 30, 2012
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Companies cannot promulgate a disconnect between their external social media efforts and their internal social media policies. Openness to the public at-large will cause resentment among your employees if you restrict internal access. It sends a mixed (and wrong) message.
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Demand Up for Recruiters with Social Media Skills

August 29, 2012
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Recruiters with social media skills are most frequently recruited for jobs located in New York City, Chicago, Washington, Boston and Los Angeles.
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Skilled Workers Scarce Despite Unemployment

August 21, 2012
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Staffing company ManpowerGroup of Milwaukee said in a 2011 survey that 52 percent of employers were having problems filling critical positions. That number was up 14 percent from the previous year.
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Towers Watson 2010 Merger Fuels Top Consultant Firms' Growth

August 15, 2012
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At Towers Watson, a merger between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt in January 2010 spurred most of its growth, according to a company spokesman. The firm, which ranked No. 2 on Crain's list, reported 801 local professionals in 2011, up from 204 in 2010.
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Don't Forget These Five Security Issues in Your BYOD Policy

August 14, 2012
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Any successful bring-your-own-device program results from a synergy among the C-suite, legal, IT, HR, and risk management. Involve all of these departments to make sure that your BYOD program is successful, and addresses all necessary security issues.
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General Motors' CEO Dan Akerson Urges Employees to 'Behave With Integrity'

August 10, 2012
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Akerson told employees he wants to focus GM more on brands and customers, and better position the company to survive the next 50 or 100 years.
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How Do We Cope With Generational Conflict?

July 31, 2012
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What best practices do leading companies apply when managing a multigenerational workforce? —Generation Gaps, HR project manager, Canberra, Australia
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The Midnight Shift Returns as Automakers Boost Output

June 8, 2012
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By the start of 2013, 22 of the 83 assembly plants in North America will operate with three shifts of workers, and nearly half of all vehicles built here will come from a three-shift plant.
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Survey: Health Care Reform Splits Employers

March 26, 2012
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Forty percent of employers want the high court, which is hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to strike down the 2010 law. Still, employers are far from being united in favor of repealing it.
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