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Out-of-State Workers Due Overtime for California Work: Appeals Court

December 14, 2011
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The case involving three employees of Redwood Shores, California-based Oracle, who lived in Colorado and Arizona but also worked in California and elsewhere. The employees, classified as instructors by Oracle, trained customers to use Oracle software.
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Organizations Need Coaching on How to Coach: Report

December 12, 2011
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Business results were 21 percent higher among organizations whose senior leaders ‘very frequently' make an effort to coach others, according to the Bersin & Associates study.
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2011 WINNER: Financial Impact—NetApp

December 1, 2011
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For its retention effort with a clear bottom-line boost, NetApp is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.
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How Do We Turn Engineers Into Managers?

November 29, 2011
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We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently? —Engineering a Change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina
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How Do We Turn Engineers Into Managers?

November 29, 2011
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We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently? —Engineering a change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina
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When Johnny or Janey Comes Marching Home

November 28, 2011
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Veterans find it's a tough terrain in getting from the battlefield to their chosen field.
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Are Training Departments Becoming Obsolete?

November 16, 2011
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I work in the training and development department of a company that competes in the cellphone industry. Each of our departments has very specific tasks and functions. That got me wondering: Are training departments becoming obsolete in today's specialized companies? —Ruminating on Our Future, training officer, services, Perth, Australia
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Is There Anything New to Learn About Retention?

October 27, 2011
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How do we cope with what seems to be a reprise of the 'war for talent'? Retaining top talent is becoming a big issue in our organization, especially since we don't have a lot of flexibility on bonuses and raises. Is there anything new we can learn about ways to retain our best and brightest? —The Best Are Leaving, talent coordinator, not-for-profit, Karachi, Pakistan
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Six Sales Force Pitfalls

October 24, 2011
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Preparing for the HR Certification Institute Exams

October 20, 2011
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The SHRM Learning System may be the most popular study method for the HRCI exams, but there are other alternatives. Here are a few:
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