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    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?

    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?
    HR Generalists are in high demand because they know so much about everything HR. You know you are smart, but how “HR smart” are you? Take this test to find out. Have you taken the ultimate HR IQ Quiz yet? If not, click here. Developed by a leading educator and generalist practitioner in the HR field, this test will challenge ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +31
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    I Left My Staff in San Francisco

    I Left My Staff in San Francisco
    Autodesk software engineer Hawkeye Parker would have to drive more than 20 miles north, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, if he worked at his company's headquarters in San Rafael, Calif. Instead, 37-year-old Parker takes a seven-minute train from his home in San Francisco's bustling Mission District to the design-software maker's outpost on the city's eastern edge. The dress ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era

    CEO Pay: The Steroids Era
    The congressional hearing on executive compensation featured another class of superstars accused of bulking up at the expense of the average American. It's been quite a season for the grilling of superstars on Capitol Hill. Not long ago we witnessed the allegedly steroidal hurler Roger Clemens and the soap opera of his friendship with a big witness for the prosecution. Now ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook

    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook
    For most business executives, Facebook remains a remote, somewhat mysterious, online frontier. Many executives harbor strong doubts that Facebook is at all relevant to "real business." After all, isn't it just a bunch of college kids sharing photos of drinking exploits and trying to hook up with each other? Let's start with the stats. Facebook now brings together 66 million online ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top Perks: Working at Google

    Top Perks: Working at Google
    Perks play an important part in attracting talented employees and keeping them motivated. With free gourmet cafeterias, massage rooms, nap pods, haircuts and onsite doctors available for employee checkups (free of charge), Google is trying its best to keep employees happy. Here are the perks that contribute to the happiness of Googlers, and, in turn, Google's success. [page] Google is trying ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HRPeople found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Tips on Handling Swine Flu At Work

    10 Tips on Handling Swine Flu At Work
    As HR professionals, our employers and our employees are counting on us to be ready, willing, and able to assist in times of need. Such is the case as we wait and see if this Swine Flu outbreak will materialize into a local or national threat we call a “pandemic outbreak.” With today’s technology and the immediacy of news information, the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look

    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look
    Silicon Valley North More tech companies are opening offices in San Francisco to attract talent, get closer to customers, and make a statement. While California's Silicon Valley has long been the technology industry's epicenter, companies including Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), and startups like LinkedIn are supplementing their suburban office parks by adding or expanding outposts in San Francisco. The moves are ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"

    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"
    The internet is buzzing with tales of the latest web 2.0 casualty –the Cisco Fatty. The man who managed to jeopardize a new, high paying job, in 140 characters or less.    After receiving an offer from communications giant Cisco Systems, the jobseeker Twittered about it, telling his followers that although he had been offered a “fatty” paycheck, he wasn’t sure he ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment

    Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment
    Persistent criticism, belittling comments, bullying and other forms of workplace aggression may inflict more harm on employees than sexual harassment, according to a Canadian study. "As sexual harassment becomes less acceptable in society, organizations may be more attuned to helping victims, who may therefore find it easier to cope. In contrast, non-violent forms of workplace aggression such as incivility and bullying ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    No More Health Benefits?

    No More Health Benefits?
    To say the 9-to-5 job is an old concept like the rotary phone is an understatement. Emerging technology, globalization and demographic changes have been changing how and where we work for years now. And these factors will continue to contribute to the evolution of the workplace during the next two decades, says John A. Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland

    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland
    Does the world of investing seem like a mysterious place? You may feel like you’ve dropped down a rabbit hole into a strange land of creatures with names like TIGR, GNMA, and LURMS. Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, was a mathematician and logician of the 1800s. His inventive tales are full of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Playing Fair in Business

    Playing Fair in Business
    When you're a little kid, everything is unfair. The fact that I had to go to bed before the end of a basketball game on TV. Or that my sister got birthday presents on her birthday but not me. Or that I couldn't ride my bike out to the lake with my friends. It wasn't fair. So because it was unfair, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Business Lessons from MythBusters

    5 Business Lessons from MythBusters
    Mr. Bartender and I really enjoy the show MythBusters on the Discovery Channel. If you're not familiar with it, two special effects experts – Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage – recreate "myths" (read: urban legends, Hollywood effects, idioms, stuff) to see if they are true or not. To give you a flavor of the show, some of the things they've tested ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HireRight Agrees to Takeover by US Investigations

    HireRight Agrees to Takeover by US Investigations
    NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Employment screening company HireRight Inc. has agreed to a $195 million acquisition by US Investigations Services LLC, a provider of security screenings to the federal government, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. In the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the companies said USIS will pay HireRight stockholders $15.60 per share in cash, which represents a ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Survey: Strapped Companies Look to Get More From HR Technology

    Survey: Strapped Companies Look to Get More From HR Technology
    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With cost control paramount and most HR budgets shrinking, employers are looking to make changes that will get the most from their HR technology, according to a forthcoming survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm. Watson Wyatt's 2009 HR Technology Trends Survey found that 61 percent of employers are taking steps to optimize their ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Creating a Culture of Respect

    Creating a Culture of Respect
    Connecting with others makes us feel good. Acknowledgment goes a long way. So how can we take this gift of noticing and knowing each other into the new year in ways that are everyday and ordinary? Our workplaces are teeming with people from different social worlds who have different rules and norms for how to relate to others. Such diversity ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations

    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations
    The other day, I wrote an article about how to have better meetings. One thing I didn’t mention in the article, and should have, was my love/hate relationship with MS PowerPoint. PowerPoint is an incredibly powerful slideshow tool. The problem isn’t the software - it’s that people don’t know how to use it effectively. The typical slideshow is 57 slides of ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fewer Firms Hiring Staff

    Fewer Firms Hiring Staff
    More firms are still intending to hire rather than fire in the next six months, but the employment picture is worse than it was six months ago, the latest survey by recruitment firm Hudson shows. Hudson's six-monthly survey of nearly 2000 businesses' hiring intentions shows a substantial drop from late last year in businesses' intentions to increase their permanent staff numbers. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?