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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Meet the 2011 Game Changers

September 29, 2011
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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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HR Certification: Preferred or Unnecessary?

September 16, 2011
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Some jobs require certification, though other companies say they want nothing to do with an HR practitioner with an acronym after their name. HR Certification Institute officials say that while certification has long been preferred, it is now a requirement for some jobs, thus fueling demand for the credentials.
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Avoid Culture Shock When Rewarding International Employees

August 23, 2011
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When properly executed, employee recognition programs and rewards can go a long way in inspiring employees, especially during difficult economic times.
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New Tools Cast a Wider Social Network for Recruiters

August 22, 2011
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With the launch of BranchOut in July 2010 and BeKnown and Google Plus, which made their debuts in June, recruiters are trying to decide how to best use a dizzying array of tools to find top talent.
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Push for Transgender Rights in the Workplace Continues to Grow

August 15, 2011
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Policies have been introduced by some employers specifically for transgender workers that go beyond written statements and address issues such as safe access to bathrooms, health insurance policies that cover medical treatments and training for supervisors of employees undergoing gender reassignment procedures, among others.
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Heightened Union Activity Putting HR on Notice

July 11, 2011
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The NLRB’s ‘EFCA light’ proposal to speed up the union election process and the Labor Department’s plan to clarify when employers must disclose pacts with labor relations consultants are signals to HR practitioners to review policies to ensure compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, to stay informed on laws and regulations and union tactics, and stay connected with their employees.
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A Little Labor Knowledge Could Go a Long Way for HR as Unions Push Into Private Sector

July 11, 2011
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A more sophisticated approach to organizing and a more labor-friendly National Labor Relations Board make knowledge of current labor laws that deal with collective bargaining, the right to union representation during disciplinary situations and other employee rights increasingly important.
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