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Whatever Works riffs on what's right--and wrong--in the workplace. It seeks best practices from within and outside the workforce, and sometimes takes a stroll down memory lane.

To Cultivate Innovation, I’ve Got Two Words for You

October 16, 2013
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What do you get when you put two Second City executives into a room with a Grammy-nominated songwriter? Turns out you get a lot of insight into innovation.


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Tweet Ye, Tweet Ye: It’s OK to Promote Your Workers on Social Media

September 30, 2013
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According to a recent survey of 400-plus human resources professionals, 82 percent said their companies do not include social media in their rewards programs. Really? What gives?
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'The Talk's' Julie Chen’s Revelation Exposes Ugly Truth About Hiring Practices

September 13, 2013
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Chen, who was born in the United States and is of Chinese heritage, had plastic surgery on her eyes after being told she needed to 'Westernize' her appearance.
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A Toast to Second Chances

September 9, 2013
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When companies promote a learning environment where workers enjoy what they’re doing, those workers are going to want to stay longer.


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The Centenarians Cometh: Working to 100 and Beyond

July 26, 2013
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Working into your late 60s or early 70s is one thing, but working until 100 or beyond? That’s crazy talk, right?
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The Chicago Blackhawks Turned Things Around, and You Can, Too

June 28, 2013
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As the Hawks revel in their recent victory over the Bruins, I can't help but think back to how far the team has come in such a short period of time.
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#SHRM13 Day Two: The Great Unknown Is 2014 and the Health Care Reform Law

June 17, 2013
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It seems to me that some companies are looking for the magical fairy dust that will make the Affordable Care Act compliance issues go away.
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LeBron James Seeks an Intern, So Here's an Assist

May 29, 2013
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Here's hoping some hoop dreams come true for some lucky basketball fans, but success comes with a well-drawn-out play for the interns.
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