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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Confront an Employee Who Shares Confidential Information

July 23, 2004
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We have an employee who continually shares confidential company information with others. What is the best way to address this issue?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should We Offer Allowances for Gas?

May 28, 2004
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We want to retain employees living 20 miles away or farther. What’s the right way to provide them a monthly allowance for gas? Should it be only for managers or all employees?
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The Life Cycle of a Twofer

May 28, 2004
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It's all too easy for an internal investigation into harassment or discrimination to become an opportunity for retaliation. And voila--two legal claims instead of one.
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Kiss That Checklist Goodbye

April 30, 2004
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The government is tightening up its sentencing guidelines for corporate wrongdoers. Big policy binders and printouts of training attendance won't reduce your penalties.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Handle a Supervisor-Employee Romance?

March 5, 2004
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How should I handle a romantic workplace relationship between a supervisor and an hourly employee?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can We Spice Up Orientation Sessions?

February 28, 2004
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Our new-hire orientation sessions are somewhat dull. They last two to three hours, and impart lots of company information with a couple of videos to break up the lecturing. How we can spice up these sessions?
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Love Contracts Can Head Off Suits

January 30, 2004
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Signing a document can clarify any assumptions about exclusivity, a shared future or whether consorting with a superior will affect a person's career.
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A Snoop in the Machine

January 30, 2004
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There's no doubt about what's going on when you install programs like Cyber Snoop, WebSpy or NetChatSpy.
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A Snoop in the Machine

January 30, 2004
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There's no doubt about what's going on when you install programs like Cyber Snoop, WebSpy or NetChatSpy.
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When Office Love Goes Bad

January 30, 2004
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Romance may be in the air at your company, but passion can have its price. You might encounter million-dollar lawsuits, productivity drops and even an impact on profitability. Dating policies are one answer, but even they might not save your company from the turmoil of office love gone bad.
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