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The Days of Our Lives

June 1, 1999
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Responses to the 1999 “Day in the Life of HR” survey show HR's routine is all but routine.
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Whoops! Even HR Isn't Perfect

June 1, 1999
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We asked you to identify the biggest mistake you ever made in the course of doing your job. These mistakes, however, struck us as the best excuses to get a drink after work.
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A Day in the Life of HR1999

June 1, 1999
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Responses to the annual survey, "A Day in the Life of HR," tell us that business is more demanding than ever. Meeting those demands is taking an ever-greater toll on people. And HR is today's toughest corporate job.
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Choose Your Words (and Your Strategy) Wisely

April 1, 1999
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Stopping to reexamine assumptions is a business necessity in the '90s. But most of the reexamining is happening inthe context of outdated, useless paradigms.
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Expats The Squandered Resource

April 1, 1999
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Successful expatriate assignments are too often undermined by poor selection procedures, unclear goals and inadequate cost projections.
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The Glass Ceiling is Intact for Expats

April 1, 1999
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90 percent of expats are men in the average organization, but there doesn't appear to be any business reason for the discrimination.
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Wow! Look What HR Can Do!

March 1, 1999
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The winners of the 1999 Optimas Awards prove once again that HR has fulfilled its promise as a strategic partner.
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Honest Discussion About Wages Right On the Money

February 1, 1999
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Until we have real dialogue about compensation, and reach consensus and understanding, we will continue to face anger and confusion about money, and HR jobs will be tougher.
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Work In the '90s is More Than A Box of Chocolates

January 1, 1999
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Work life in the '90s is tough on all of us. The quality of our lives at qork-and the quality of the products we produce while we're there-is suffering.
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The Tyranny of 'The Other'

December 1, 1998
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Employees are offered training or they aren't. They are rewarded for their work or they aren't. They get an assigned parking place or they don't. And so on. Some of these distinctions are necessary, and others benign. But collectively, they reinforce The Other.
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