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Half of Working Women Who Gave Birth did not Receive Paid Maternity Leave: Census

November 11, 2011
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Two-thirds of women who were given maternity leave were able to return to work within a year of their first pregnancy, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington.
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New Tool Gauges Cost Benefits When Hiring Disabled Workers

October 25, 2011
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The tool focuses on three federal tax incentive programs: the Work Opportunity Credit, which can provide a maximum $2,400 tax credit; the Disabled Access Credit, which helps small businesses defray the cost of providing special equipment; and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction, which provides a deduction of up to $15,000 for the removal of architectural and transportation barriers to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
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Poll Says Overweight Workers Miss Millions More Days of Work

October 19, 2011
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Their missed work results in about $153 billion in lost productivity annually, according to data collected this year by Washington-based Gallup.
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ADP Bets Big on HR Software by Adding Suite of Services

October 6, 2011
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The traditional back-office service provider joins the likes of Oracle, SAP and SuccessFactors in a crowded HR management software field with the unveiling of Vantage HCM.
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All this Technology Is Harming Communication

October 4, 2011
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We know what we want to say, we know what we want it to mean, but we communicate in a way that means one thing to us but it's heard differently by the recipient. It all may be perfectly innocent but it can still cause friction and misunderstandings.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Stop a Bully Director?

August 15, 2011
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How do you handle a director who is a bully, especially when the rest of administration does not see it (but her staff sure does)?
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Out of Site: Remote Possibilities

June 6, 2011
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More employers are benefiting from a mobile workforce through improved productivity, increased employee satisfaction and reduced costs, but they also face new management challenges.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Help Newly Promoted Managers Make the Transition

August 3, 2010
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We run a series of parking garages in urban areas across the United States. Recently our company promoted a handful of employees to supervisor positions. Now we are seeking ways to give them the necessary training to ease their transition. What are suggestions on training programs and/or training strategies?
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TOOL Six Tips for Establishing Successful Corporate Social Networks

March 11, 2010
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Research firm Gartner warns that more than 70 percent of IT-dominated social media initiatives will fail by 2012. Here, social media veterans provide tips for launching effective social networks.
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