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Bona Fides for Every Job

June 18, 2008
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Today, anyone from a secretary to a CPA to the manager running a company’s employee rewards program can take courses leading up to a certification.
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When Tests Go Bad

June 18, 2008
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Cheating bred by ‘brain dump’ Web sites and lax security at testing centers—plus a glut of programs—have given IT certifications a black eye that industry groups are scrambling to fix. Meanwhile, hirers beware.
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Six Good Things That Happen to HR Pros During Recessions

May 1, 2008
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There's an opportunity in every crisis, and this one is no different. You just have to squint to see it.
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Use Your Strengths to Strengthen Others

April 1, 2008
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The real impact of human resources comes when HR professionals turn their knowledge and skills into productivity for others, author and consultant Dave Ulrich contends.
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Firing the Jerk Things I Wish for HR Pros in 2008

January 10, 2008
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HR pros are due for a great year-kind of like the Red Sox in 2004 before they reversed the curse and won the World Series. With that in mind, Kris Dunn channels a little Tony Robbins your way with a dozen heartfelt wishes for 2008.
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What Are HR Certifications Worth

December 6, 2007
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If you’ve wondered whether the PHR or SPHR certifications are worth the paper they’re printed on, read on. Kris Dunn breaks it all down for you, focusing on the exclusivity of the certification, the effort required to pass the exams and—of course—the critical question of ROI.
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Take the Quiz Does Your HR Job Stink

November 9, 2007
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Good HR people are in high demand. That's good to know. However, before you decide to put yourself in the marketplace, you need to determine a way to evaluate the strength of your current HR position, honestly and objectively. Try this quick test and see if you should stay or go.
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Federal Judge Halts DHS Regulation on No-Match Letters

October 11, 2007
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The ruling stalls indefinitely an effort to hold employers accountable for discrepancies between a worker’s name and Social Security number. It freezes a mailing of so-called ‘no-match’ packets that were to be sent in September to 140,000 employers and would have affected 8 million employees.
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The Talent Trifecta

September 17, 2007
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The best talent comes down to three essential ingredients: competence, commitment and contribution. Organizations must strive to cultivate all of these elements in their employees, author and consultant Dave Ulrich says, for it anyone of them goes missing, the talent equation falls apart.
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HR Executive Dies in New York Steam Blast

July 20, 2007
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Pfizer human resources executive Lois Baumerich died of a heart attack she suffered when a steam pipe exploded in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, July 18. Baumerich helped found the National Industry Liaison Group, an organization promoting workplace equality.
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