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Articles by Susan G. Hauser

Honoring Diversity the Hawaiian Way

February 8, 2013
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The 'Hawaiian Renaissance,' which helped restore the language and time-honored cultural practices, has changed workplaces in Hawaii, especially at tourist hotels.
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Honoring Diversity the McDonald's Way

February 8, 2013
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Dialogue and the exchange of cultural information happen through the fast-food giant's Intercultural Learning Practice and Intercultural Learning Lab.
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In Defense of Corporate Diversity Programs

February 8, 2013
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Companies say programs that honor different minority groups pay off.
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Headed to Work in Washington State? Don't Fire Up That Bong Just Yet …

December 14, 2012
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Despite voter approval liberalizing pot laws in two states, state marijuana laws haven't taken away an employer's right to maintain a drug-free workplace, especially as mandated by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 for companies with federal grants or contracts.
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New Pot Laws? No Worries

December 14, 2012
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Following voter approval of recreational marijuana use in Washington state and Colorado, one employment lawyer nevertheless recommends making any necessary revisions to company drug policies so no gray areas exist between state and federal law.
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Costly Degrees in HR Could Be Wise Choice vs. Certification

November 19, 2012
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A certificate isn't enough in today's business climate, in which expectations of human resources professionals have never been higher, experts say.
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'Slow Work' Theory Is Slowly Gaining Ground

October 18, 2012
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Loosely based on the Slow Food movement, a New York researcher thinks employees and managers must build in breaks that halt the whirlwind of nonproductive activity and offer breathing room for creativity and productivity.
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The Women's Movement in the '70s, Today: 'You've Come a Long Way,' But …

May 15, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines women in the workforce in the 1970s and today.
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The Dream, the Reality: Civil Rights in the '60s and Today

April 10, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines civil rights in the 1960s and today. Next month, we look at the 1970s and women in the workforce.
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