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EAPs: First Responders in a ‘Work-More Economy’

December 16, 2011
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Employee assistance providers say they continue to see a continued spike in employee calls for help in coping with added work pressures.
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Worker ‘Gas Tanks’ Close to Empty

December 16, 2011
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Scholars say employees have a reservoir of physical and psychological resources for fueling their work contributions—and those tanks are running low.
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Companies Pushing Workers Over the Limit

December 16, 2011
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Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.
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Perhaps Your Workers Are Entitled to New Titles

December 16, 2011
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A promotion can do a lot to make up for the longer hours and extra duties that many workers have wrestled with in the past couple of years. But firms often fail to see where employees who are learning on the job might fit into new roles.
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2011 WINNER: General Excellence—Ryan LLC

December 1, 2011
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For its flexible work program that reinvented the company's workplace culture, Ryan LLC is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for General Excellence.
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Effective Talent Assessment Starts (and Ends) With Leadership

November 21, 2011
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A bad hiring decision can cost a company more than 1.5 times the mis-hire's salary, depending on the level of the role. With the right assessment, businesses can avoid this cost.
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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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2011 Game Changer: Benedict ‘Ned' Salvador

September 29, 2011
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Senior director, Integra Business Processing Solutions Inc., Manila, Philippines
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Get People to Focus on Details?

September 13, 2011
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How can I encourage or motivate my staff to pay attention to detail—without it sounding like a threat, order or demand? Or alternatively, is that the best way to quickly establish control in this matter? —They Misunderstand Me, manager, health care, location undisclosed
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Dear Workforce How Do We Revive Employee Morale and Make Our Workplace Enjoyable?

September 7, 2011
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My organization has a very strong “work hard” culture, but over the past year or so it feels like we've completely forgotten how to have fun. How can we recapture the magic?
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