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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Shore Up a Failing Competency Framework for Line Managers?

March 7, 2008
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Our company has identified a skills deficit among line managers. Specifically, they are not doing as good a job as necessary of developing strong relationships with those they supervise. How could we develop a "competency framework" to deepen their learning—especially emphasizing the growing importance of building an engaged workforce? What role-playing or other exercises are proving most effective?
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HR Data Breaches Can Leave Holes in Corporate Pockets

February 21, 2008
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Employee data breaches are becoming like leaky roofs for companies—frustrating but familiar. Since early 2006, there typically have been four to six media accounts of human resources data breaches per month.
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Lawsuit Says City&#8217;s Sick-Leave Policy Breached Medical Privacy

February 11, 2008
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Police radio dispatchers in Columbus, Ohio, allege in a class-action lawsuit that the city illegally required them to disclose detailed medical information to supervisors to justify taking sick leave.
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Bush Proposes Adding Health Costs to W-2 Statements

February 6, 2008
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Employers would be required to report the cost of health insurance coverage they provide to employees on annual W-2 wage and income statements under a recommendation by the Bush administration.
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Settlement Leads to Supreme Court Dismissal of ADA Suit

January 16, 2008
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The question of whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to offer disabled workers a vacant job if a more qualified applicant is available remains unresolved. The case in question involved a Wal-Mart employee.
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Kennedy Takes Agencies to Task for Not Protecting Vet Jobs

November 8, 2007
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Tens of thousands of National Guard and Reserve soldiers have had problems reclaiming their civilian jobs over the past six years, according to Defense Department figures released by Sen. Edward Kennedy on Thursday, November 8.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Evaluate Whether Our Mentors Have Benefited From Training?

November 5, 2007
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Our company is putting a mentoring program together. While reviewing the proposal recently, I realized we have no metrics to determine its success. What are some good best practices to follow for tracking whether our mentors themselves are more effective after receiving the training?
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