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2014 Game Changer: Eric Barger

August 3, 2014
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Vice president, talent management, McCormick & Co., Sparks, Maryland
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2014 Game Changer: Nathan Christensen

August 3, 2014
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President and co-CEO, HRAnswerLink Inc., Portland, Oregon
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SHRM's Game of Chance

August 3, 2014
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The Society for Human Resource Management roared headlong into the certification competition late this spring, leaving the distinct impression that the organization intends to spin HRCI and its cadre of certification letters into irrelevance. 


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The Last Word: Be a Work Foodie

July 1, 2014
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I suspect your workplace Cookie Monsters also would leave that sensible bag full of almonds and dried apricots for a box of Girl Scout cookies.
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Back, Tummy, Skin: Protect Them or Else

July 1, 2014
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that U.S. businesses lose an average of 2.8 million workdays each year because of unplanned absences, costing employers more than $74 billion.
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Interview With Dr. Elizabeth Klodas: Nutrition in a Nutshell

June 2, 2014
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About half of large employers offer wellness programs hoping to reduce health care costs and improve worker health. Yet results are a mixed bag.


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The Last Word: A Red Card on Racism

June 1, 2014
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Racism was as prevalent in European soccer stadiums as corner kicks and yellow cards several years before that.
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The Last Word: SHRM’s Door Swings Open for Whom?

May 20, 2014
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The reason for the presser, of course, was to help quell the firestorm of controversy and confusion swirling around SHRM’s May 12 announcement that it is entering the certification process.
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The Last Word: ASTD’s Bizarre Name Game

May 7, 2014
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As the rumor mill cranked up on Monday, we got wind that ASTD was merging with the Society for Human Resource Management, but it was not to be.
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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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