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Depression Intervention Aids Productivity

September 28, 2007
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Systematically identifying and treating employees’ depression symptoms is likely to result in higher job retention, fewer sickness-related absences and increased worker productivity, a study has found.
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Managing in the Heat Takes a Lot of Planning ... and Water

August 30, 2007
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The practices aren’t new or revolutionary: drink water, alternate work and rest periods, wear protective clothing and sunscreens, and schedule work at night or early in the morning when it’s cooler.
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Firms Ratchet Up Efforts to Boost Security

August 17, 2007
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Security is a huge concern in India and is taken seriously by both client and vendor, since Indian companies win contracts that give them access to a client’s proprietary information. Clients often perform random security audits on their Indian vendors.
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It iCould-i Happen Here

July 13, 2007
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While some corporations have addressed potential workplace violence with adequate preventive policies, others have ignored the training needed for human resources professionals and other managers to identify the early warning signs of a potentially dangerous employee.
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Florida Workplace Gun Bill Shoots Blanks, But May Reload

May 21, 2007
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A Florida measure that would have allowed employees to keep guns locked in their cars on company grounds may be dead for now, but observers say it will be back next year.
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Risk From Medical Condition Under the ADA

May 4, 2007
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Employers are permitted to consider the risk of employing an individual with a physical affliction despite the mitigating effects of medical treatment.
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Creating a Culture of Safety

May 1, 2007
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A report on disaster at BP's Texas City, Texas, oil refinery underscores the importance of thinking beyond the basics in fostering a safe work environment.
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Virginia Tech Offers Grim Workplace Violence Reminder for HR Execs

April 23, 2007
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Workplace homicides have declined in the U.S. during the past decade, but there were still 11 people a week murdered at work in 2005, the last year for which government statistics are available.
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Florida Guns at Work Legislation May Mean Trouble for HR

April 18, 2007
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Union support for a Florida bill that would allow employees to keep guns locked in their cars on company grounds may mean troubling times for employers.
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Senator Introduces Workplace Violence Plan

April 17, 2007
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The Survivors’ Empowerment and Economic Security Act would allow 30 days of leave for victims of domestic violence in the workplace so that they can appear in court, seek legal assistance and secure their homes and families.
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