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Articles by Allan Halcrow

Incredible But True The Dumbest Questions Asked of HR by CEOs

June 1, 1998
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Oh, those CEOs—can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. That might be your conclusion, anyway, after reading the dumbest things CEOs have asked of HR.
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Being Cool Isn't a Sacrifice

April 1, 1998
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Those companies in which employees focus on common values and also feel free to be themselves are more successful at attracting and retaining top people.
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Let's Not Compound the Tragedy

October 1, 1997
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Can we afford to let this gap between people and their institutions—starting with business—remain? And aren’t HR professionals in the best position possible within organizations to begin closing the gap?
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We're All Stressed. But Why

September 1, 1997
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Too many of today's employees are working long hours and making personal sacrifices without really knowing why they're doing it or how long it will last. Some job stress is inevitable, but stress without context is even more stressful.
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Long-term Care Insurance It's Time

July 1, 1997
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One woman bought insurance for herself and her sister, within days, the coverage was needed to protect the family finances.
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The Loss Extends Beyond Life

May 1, 1997
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Real contributions are lost when people with illnesses are fired or even when they don’t get help navigating the benefits maze or don’t have the sense that they’re valued.
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Solitaire and Other Loafing Skills

December 1, 1996
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If we've done our jobs right, others can handle the most obvious time-wasting. That leaves the more complicated tasks-defining jobs and productivity-to us.
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Hairstylists Need Not Apply

November 1, 1996
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If you haven't noticed the uncanny similarity between our cover stories and manuals that explain how to take apart a photocopier and reassemble it, job candidates have.
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What Would Mr. Grant Say

September 1, 1996
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Ever-polite Mary never would have wanted to seem churlish about Murray's children or unappreciative of the benefits that she herself was receiving. Still, there are limits.
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Employee Commitment Which Contract Do You Prefer

August 1, 1996
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My grandfather enjoyed the old contract's lifetime employment, but I don' think he would've found lateral moves, skill-based pay and other terms of the new contract all bad.
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