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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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GM's Human Resources Chief Leaves; New HR Head Appointed

April 14, 2014
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Out is Melissa Howell, who led the automaker’s HR function for 14 months. She was replaced by John Quattrone.
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Guardian Does It for the Kids: Acquires Dental Carrier Premier Access

April 10, 2014
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The deal, announced April 9, extends Guardian’s reach into the state-run Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program markets.
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The Last Word: Tossed Salad Insults

April 7, 2014
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Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.
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SAP Acquires Contingent Staffing Tech Firm Fieldglass

March 26, 2014
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SAP says the acquisition helps provide for consistent, total workforce management.


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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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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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The Last Word: HR's Road to GM's C-suite

February 10, 2014
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As I write this, Mary Barra has made few remarks regarding people plans for the world’s seventh-largest company.
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The Last Word: Their Train of Thought Has Changed

January 5, 2014
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People on the train are now talking about job prospects, their next move.
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