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How to Pick a Mediator

September 6, 2001
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If you are thinking about using mediation as an early intervention tool, or to later resolve disputes, the questions on this checklist may be helpful.
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High Court Weighs in on Arbitration

June 15, 2001
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Just how enforceable are mandatory arbitration agreements?
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Good Union Relationships Are Best

January 26, 2001
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The best human resource directors know how to incorporate a cooperative relationship with unions to achieve a harmonious workplace.
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Pioneers in Online Mediation

January 21, 2001
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If you haven't heard of - or considered - online mediation, here's a list of Web sites that will give you an overview.
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Hot Disputes Cool Down in Online Mediation

January 21, 2001
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Cyberspace dispute resolution can defuse anger and save HR managers time, energy - and real-world lawsuits.
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Unions Need to Instill a Work Ethic

December 7, 2000
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Guest columnist Alicia Colon says that managers need monitor employee performance more rigorously.
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Be Proactive, Not Reactive

November 1, 2000
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Unionization is sometimes unavoidable. In such cases, work with the union, not against it.
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HR Lessons From a Strike

November 1, 2000
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Unions are back. Work/life issues matter at the bargaining table. It's not just the money, it's the respect. In short, workers know they're not as replaceable as they once were, and they want to be treated that way. Welcome to New Economy HR.
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Unionization at a Mid-size Retailer

October 30, 2000
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They weren't small enough for the union to totally take over, but not big enough for all-out warfare.
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