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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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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    20 Incredible Innovations of the (Near) Future

    Things are looking pretty bleak right now. But, the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So BusinessWeek asked several futurists, including Futurist.com's Glen Hiemstra, consultant David Zach, and author Howard Rheingold, to describe what they'd like to see arise from the current downturn. Notably, our experts didn't think of innovation merely in terms of products or services. These ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times

    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times
    "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is not only the name of a popular song from the 1960s, it also describes the feelings of most employers who, because of competition, business costs or our current bad economy must reduce the size of their employment budget. By the time an employer has to "downsize," the economic factors driving that decision have already ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Furloughs May Impact Pension, Health Care, and Fringe Benefits

    Furloughs May Impact Pension, Health Care, and Fringe Benefits
    To deal with the economic downturn without laying off workers, some employers have instituted voluntary and involuntary unpaid leave programs. However, reduced hours or unpaid leave can have an unexpected negative effect on employee benefits, including worker eligibility for pension plans, employer matching contributions to 401(k) plans, and health care coverage. According to a report by Watson Wyatt, Effect of the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Influence People at Work

    How to Influence People at Work
    h4. Build rapport 1. People enjoy doing business with people they like, according to Katherine Grice, a senior associate at Impact Factory, a communications training company. “Take time to ask about children, partners, holidays and so forth. Rapport is like the WD40 of business - it smoothes the way.” A solid, long-term foundation is more effective than a spritz of quick-fix ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Keeping Up Appearances: Why Fat People Make Less Money

    Keeping Up Appearances: Why Fat People Make Less Money
    For the past month I have been making the rounds on the interview circuit in anticipation of leaving my current job (more on this later). Last week I was relating the gritty details of each interview with a close friend and expressed my anxiety about receiving an offer from any one of the companies where I was interviewing. My friend responded ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Being a "High Potential"

    Being a "High Potential"
    We make a lot of assumptions about “high potentials”, such as: - They should be told that they are high potential - They should not be told - Their status should be informally implied - If you tell them, it will be a motivator - If you tell them, they’ll become more of a retention risk - If you tell them, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Some Cities Will Be Safer in a Recession

     Some Cities Will Be Safer in a Recession
    Oct. 13's 937-point surge in the Dow notwithstanding, the economic crisis has left Americans, even those with no obvious connection to Wall Street, wondering about their own future. The 401(k)s of many Americans are still on shaky ground, foreclosures are spiking, and employers in big cities and small towns alike are struggling to adapt to a new environment of tight credit ...
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    Evaluating Benefits Administration in a Down Economy

    Evaluating Benefits Administration in a Down Economy
    Publication date: 2009-05-01 To some, "outsourcing" is a dirty word, filled with nefarious connotations. They envision a third-world child slaving 14 hours a day for sub-sustenance pay in a hostile work environment, replacing an American job. Unfortunately, as soon as some people hear the word outsourcing, this prejudice impairs their ability to look at outsourcing with an open mind. Actually, we ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Workplace Bullying: What Can You Do? Part 2

    PART 1 | PART 2 A workplace bully could be your boss, your division's honcho or even your company's chief executive. Other workplace sociopaths could be peers who openly slander you or gang up to intimidate or isolate you. So when considering a response to this form of psychological abuse, it's critical for bullying targets to consider organizational relationships. Next ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Success of New Paperless Payroll Program at Men's Wearhouse

    Success of New Paperless Payroll Program at Men's Wearhouse
    Ecount, a Citi company, today announced the successful rollout of Men's Wearhouse paperless payroll program. Men's Wearhouse, one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel, has implemented Ecount's Payroll Choices Program, offering all of their employees the benefit of immediately available, easily accessible pay. The Payroll Choices Program provides employees with an electronic, prepaid account accessible via Visa(R) debit ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Makes a Good HR Leader?

    What Makes a Good HR Leader?
    Leading Now, Leading the Future: What Senior HR Leaders Need to Know, from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), identifies the following eight leadership skills essential for HR business leaders: (1) knowledge of business, HR, and organizational operations; [widget:hrpeoples_guide_to_firing__layoffs] (2) strategic thinking and critical/analytical thinking; (3) leading change; (4) effective communication; (5) credibility; (6) results orientation/drive for performance; (7) ethical ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Women Are Redefining Work and Success

    How Women Are Redefining Work and Success
    Women are using their increased economic power to bring about more creative, manageable work schedules For years, broadcasters Claire Shipman, at ABC News' Good Morning America, and Katty Kay, at BBC World News America, struggled with their decisions to turn down promotions and plum assignments so they could tend to their families. It wasn't that they weren't ambitious, they just weren't ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Social Media Etiquette

    Social Media Etiquette
    Businesses would be foolish not to be on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, but they are even more foolish if they don't have policies protecting themselves on those sites. This was the message at a seminar held by Portland law firm Bernstein Shur on Wednesday on workplace legal issues arising from social networking sites. The seminar was part of a larger symposium ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Trim Your Overworked Day

    Trim Your Overworked Day
    Americans work more hours than anyone in the world, and the workload is taking its toll. Forty% of workers say their job is "very or extremely stressful," according to a study by insurance firm Northwestern National Life. But many of us work more hours than we need to. "Very few managers use their time as effectively as they could," a study ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Media Trends HR Professionals Should Understand When Communicating With Employees

    5 Media Trends HR Professionals Should Understand When Communicating With Employees
    In the ideal human resources (HR) world, employees would eagerly anticipate each benefits update, jumping at the chance to try the corporate intranet's new selfservice features or to pore through a detailed newsletter. Employees would read every benefits communication with zeal as they sat down, set work aside, and focused on the information before them. HR would not need to answer ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    What Is HR Really For?

    What Is HR Really For?
    Publication date: 2009-05-01 When, in hard times such as these, harried line managers do get in touch with their colleagues in HR, too often they are met with a level of bureaucracy and lack of interest worthy of the civil service. As one such manager, currently engaged in the gruesome business of having to make compulsory redundancies, told MTin exasperation: 'They ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?