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Legal Briefing: Cancer and Accommodations

March 12, 2014
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Once an employer has knowledge of an employee’s disability, it must engage in an interactive process with the employee to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists.
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Performance Management Orientation Guide 2014

March 11, 2014
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This Roadmap focuses on the changing terrain of employee performance management, and will help get you started.
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The Dangers of Being Obtuse About Obesity

March 11, 2014
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Recent policy shifts from the American Medical Association and the EEOC are changing the way employers address obesity in the workplace.
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Chaplains Answer Workers’ Prayers for Guidance

March 11, 2014
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While employee assistance programs help connect workers with spiritual counselors, some companies see value in a corporate chaplain.


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Inside, Outside Examination of Hiring in Health Care

March 11, 2014
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According to a survey, the health care industry is not only is pursuing its new leadership from outside its walls, but also beyond the industry itself.
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How Can Managers Be More Influential?

March 10, 2014
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How could we get managers to influence employees?

— Not Influential Enough, director of human resources, manufacturing, Kerala, India


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What Data Should We Use for Assessments?

March 10, 2014
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We are a big retail organization that is just starting to launch job evaluations for all our positions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure people have an opportunity to grow and are in jobs that best suit their interests/goals. We realize no system is perfect, but what are some solid methods or approaches to sort out the most relevant data to use when making our assessments?

 

— Shed Some Light, HR Manager, retailing, Illinois


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How Do We Apply an Organizationwide Leadership Model?

March 10, 2014
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Our executives have told us they want everyone here to “think like a leader.” The thrust is to get people to take ownership and hopefully boost engagement/morale and make us generally more productive and a better place to work. We have good leadership programs in place but have never applied a leadership model across the entire organization. Although this sounds like a great idea in theory, how do we put it into practice? Where do we start and what steps do we follow?

 — Aiming to Please, distribution, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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The Insiders or the Outsiders?

March 10, 2014
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A company’s decision whether to select an internal or external candidate should hinge on the skills and competencies needed to achieve the strategy of the future.
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The Last Word: The Disconnected Vacation

March 10, 2014
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Wherever your holiday destination may be this year, leave work behind and enjoy your time off. After this winter, you’ve earned it.
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