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    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals
    Human resources professionals have the ability to change industries without changing careers. Do you dream of working for a fast-paced technology company but you failed math? Try Google HR! As HR becomes increasingly important to the business, more industries are turning to their HR staff to help give them an edge. Want to know how your industry measures up? Ready ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Is Positive Psychology The Answer to Employee Engagement and Improved Performance?

    Is Positive Psychology The Answer to Employee Engagement and Improved Performance?
    Positive psychology suggests that by focusing on people’s strenghths rather than on their development needs we can transform wellness at work and as a consequence improve organisational performance. Positive Psychology is the emerging field of the study of optimal human functioning. It is a term first used by Martin Seligman in his presidential address to the American Psychological Association in 1998 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Dark Side of Leadership

    The Dark Side of Leadership
    Many leaders have what Aristotle would have called a "tragic flaw". Othello's jealousy and Hamlet's failure to act are two well known literary examples. This weak spot that can lead to a leader’s downfall is often one of the leader’s greatest strengths, which when stressed and overused, turns into destructive behavior. I’ve always believed that most, if not all, leadership behavioral ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)

    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)
    Businesses produce 40% of the garbage in the U.S. Here's how to clean up your act. PAPER, GLASS, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM It starts with the paper cups that hold your morning caffeine fix. Then come the stacks of junk mail, which get added to the old business cards, notebooks, and page after page of outdated sales reports. Each employee typically uses 1.5 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Higher Pay Puts Older Workers on Firing Line

    Higher Pay Puts Older Workers on Firing Line
    Older workers are more vulnerable to losing their jobs than younger ones when companies cut costs. They know this instinctively, even though the law of the land forbids age-related discrimination. More experienced workers generally earn more than their younger counterparts. It's illegal to fire them based on their age, but courts long have ruled that cost-cutting is an acceptable reason for ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Over-Sharing Out-of-Office Messages

    Over-Sharing Out-of-Office Messages
    A reader writes: I work in R&D for the computer industry, where technical staff have few meetings with customers and generally are given a fairly flexible schedule. It's not uncommon for people to send to a broad team mailing list (~20-50 people) messages like: "I'll be in around 10:30. The contractors are just starting to pour the new foundation this morning." ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Land Your First $100K+ Job

    How to Land Your First $100K+ Job
    DALLAS - With Americans fearful of a recession, the competition for $100K+ jobs has become more intense than it has been in years, says Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart, the human-powered job site for $100K+ job candidates. In this environment, it’s more important than ever for jobseekers to be well-prepared for job interviews – particularly when they are seeking ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How To Improve Employee Loyalty

    How To Improve Employee Loyalty
    The workplace has become the dominant starting point for building a strong financial safety net. According to MetLife's Sixth Annual Employee Benefits Trends Study, released today, more than half of working Americans (52%) are now obtaining the majority of their financial and retirement products through the workplace - up from 46% a year ago. Growing financial concerns among employees are creating ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Devil and the HR Professional

    The Devil and the HR Professional
    A parable about HR and organisations which teaches a lesson about employee engagement that no HR professional should forget, ...One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself. "Welcome to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Leaders, Be an “Undercover Customer”

    Leaders, Be an “Undercover Customer”
    Most of you have probably heard of the new reality show “UndercoverBoss”, where a CEO goes undercover within his own company and discovers what working conditions are like for the average employee. Most of the newfound insights are related to the employee experience, i.e.,: “Gee, I had no idea how hard my employees work”, and “Wow, we sure do serve a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals

    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals
    Some cities are known for their unique characteristics. If you are searching for the best place to find some down-home BBQ, take a drive to Kansas City. If you want to hear fantastic live jazz, head down to New Orleans. And if you are looking for the best city for an HR professional, then look no further than this list. Here ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move

    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move
    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — What they didn't know before moving to Idaho could fill a house, and in many ways it does. The kitchen table holds stacks of legal papers. Medication bottles litter a nearby countertop. The two-story home Robert Ryan, 42, shares with his partner, Ralph Martinelli, 53, overlooks a quaint suburb west of Boise, a rural landscape of ruddy ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How To Get and Keep Your Dream Job

    How To Get and Keep Your Dream Job
    Get Your Dream Job I was interviewing a candidate for a mortgage sales position. She was dressed very professionally and had about a year and a half of experience. The interview was going very well for about 20 minutes when her cellphone started ringing. Instead of shutting it off, she answered it and began to talk (to her boyfriend) for approximately ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    A Guide to the Web for HR Professionals

    A Guide to the Web for HR Professionals
    As Human Resources continues its progression from Personnel towards Human Capital Management, the profession has an increasing internet presence (this site being a prime example). With more choices, of course, comes more difficulty separating the good sites from the bad. To make your search a little easier, the HRPeople team has put together our picks for the best HR blogs. [photo:1562] ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Are You Strategic with Benefits Planning?

    Are You Strategic with Benefits Planning?
    Howalt-McDowell's long-term mindset drives growth and customer satisfaction in an era of steadily rising health care costs. The rate of the next renewal matters plenty to cash-conscious clients, but the cumulative effect of the next three to five years matters much more. That's why Howalt-McDowell Insurance, Inc., in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, takes a longer-term, more strategic approach to employee benefits ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA
    A popular tourist destination resting on a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a diversified city with a dense population and beautiful Victorian architecture. With many historical sites and a burgeoning downtown, San Francisco hosts a population coming from a variety of different backgrounds, political perspectives, and classes. [widget:worst_workplace_distractions] Quick Facts Population: 751,682 High School Graduates: 64.4% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY
    Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. [widget:resume_questions] Quick Facts Population: 8,250,567 High School Graduates: 47.2% Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.4% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 40.0 Homeownership Rate: 30.2% Best ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA
    Home to the esteemed Harvard College and center point of the American Revolution, Boston is one of the most historic cities in New England. Although the cost of inner-city living is on the rise, Boston is a bastion of New England’s unique assortment of attitudes, accents, and weather patterns. [widget:bored_at_work] Quick Facts Population: 581, 616 High School Graduates: 51.2% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #4: Washington, D.C.

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #4: Washington, D.C.
    As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the US. The city is known for its history and diversity. This bustling city is full of life and excitement. [widget:aspiring_community_field_discussion_aspiring_hr_professionals_discussion] Quick Facts Population: 582,174 High School Graduation Rate: 77.8% Bachelor's Degree or Higher:39.1% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 29.7 Homeownership ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #5: Seattle, WA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #5: Seattle, WA
    A coastal port city, Seattle is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Known as the “Queen City” and “Emerald City”, Seattle has been recognized as a bastion of youth culture, and as one of the highest coffee-consuming cities in the world. In 1999, Seattle was home to the World Trade Organization summit – as well as subsequent protests. [widget:employee_benefits_what_you_nee_to_know] Quick ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?