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    Why Work Anniversaries Still Matter

    Why Work Anniversaries Still Matter
    I was looking at a post by Paul Hebert’s i2i about service anniversary awards and it got me thinking about the inherent ridiculousness of the whole concept. Why are we giving awards for people sticking it out? “Oh hey Jimmy, you made it through another year. Here’s your bronze pin. After that, you can get your silver, gold and then platinum ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fort Hood Tragedy: Terror or Typical Workplace Violence?

    Fort Hood Tragedy: Terror or Typical Workplace Violence?
    Appearances can be perilously deceiving, especially if Americans do not look any further than Nidal Malik Hasan's Palestinian descent, his Muslim affiliation, his Middle Eastern-style clothing, and reports of his having shouted out "Allahu Akbar," an expression of praise to God, before allegedly gunning down dozens of soldiers. Superficially, the Fort Hood rampage looks like terrorism. Hasan's murder spree appears, however, ...
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    Did My Boss Misrepresent the Vacation Policy?

    Did My Boss Misrepresent the Vacation Policy?
    A reader writes: I work at a small start-up company, and when I accepted the position my boss represented one of the perks as "we can be informal about vacation days." I'm not a slacker and didn't plan on taking advantage of it, but understandably I was happy about the attitude. However, in the seven months since having worked here, I've ...
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    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects

    Avoid Workplace Anger's Corrosive Effects
    Mad that you were passed over for a big promotion again? Livid that the bootlickers always seem to get ahead in your organization? Perhaps it's time to consider whether the anger itself, however legitimate, is holding you back. Evidence suggests many of us are walking around the office feeling resentful, though we may be unaware of the cumulative toll bitter actions ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Downscaled Party Can Still Boost Worker Morale

    A Downscaled Party Can Still Boost Worker Morale
    NEW YORK - It doesn't have to be a downer when the weak economy forces small businesses to scale back their holiday parties from the big catered or restaurant affairs they held in the past. These events can still be opportunities to build teamwork and boost morale. An owner hoping for a great party should include employees in the planning. The ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman

    Getting into Leadership Roles as a Woman
    There's a lot of talk about the pipeline -- that magical conveyer belt that calls a select few up toward the top of organizations. The pipeline is critically important for women, who in most organizations are notably absent from it. This underrepresentation of eligible females is often cited as the excuse for everything from pay inequity and the shortage of women ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With Annoying Coworkers

    How to Deal With Annoying Coworkers
    A reader writes: An acquaintance recommended me to his boss who, after several interviews, brought me on board. I really enjoy my job and my colleagues and I have received a lot of positive feedback from my boss. However, I am starting to have concerns about how well I am dealing with my (now) co-worker who passed my resume along. 1) ...
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    Traditions Keep African Women Oppressed

    Traditions Keep African Women Oppressed
    LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Simone Maganga still feels deep shame when she recalls how, after her husband died, she was obliged to have sex with his younger brother in order to put the deceased's spirit to rest. "In order to remove your husband's dead body from your body, you must sleep with his little brother," said Maganga, a member ...
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    25 HR Approved Office Party Ideas

    It's that time of the year again… the holidays. It doesn't matter what you're celebrating; there's no excuse needed to throw a fabulous office bash. Let HRPeople help you find ideas for office games, themes and activities. There's something in here for every occasion! Break out the champagne and join us for these 25 party tips and ideas that will ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Women Don't Need Work

    Women Don't Need Work
    You may think - if you're a woman with a full-time job - that your career is a way of paying the bills. Perhaps you even think you enjoy it. Not so, says Cristina Odone, a former deputy editor of this magazine and the author of What Women Want, a new pamphlet published by the Centre for Policy Studies. In fact, ...
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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 ...
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    Workplace Bullying: What Can You Do? Part 1

    PART 1 | PART 2 It's hard to pinpoint how it started. Maybe it was when you saw your manager's assistant noting those rare occasions when you came in 10 minutes late. Or maybe it was the time the boss half-jokingly trashed your performance -- in front of her higher-up. There now seems no end to your tormentor's campaign of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Lacking Enough Direction at Work?

    Lacking Enough Direction at Work?
    It is said that you start your work life with black and white – mutually exclusive, clear cut choices or instructions that are passed on to you by your manager. There is little that you impact, and little that impacts you, relative to what lies ahead. The stakes are low, the people touched by your work are few, and lapses can ...
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    In a Recession Depression?

    In a Recession Depression?
    Is recession depression spreading like wildfire throughout your organization? Here's how you can tell, along with advice on how to treat this disease. THE SYMPTOMS Laughter has been replaced by silence. Remember when work used to be fun? You'd walk through the halls and you couldn't help but notice the sounds of laughter floating through the office cubicles. Now all you ...
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    NOW Blasts Letterman for Sex Scandal

    NOW Blasts Letterman for Sex Scandal
    The National Organization for Women says the David Letterman sex scandal is raising serious questions about inappropriate behavior in the workplace. The U.S. chat-show host admitted on "Late Show with David Letterman" last Thursday that he has had sex with female employees. The on-air revelation came after Letterman testified before a grand jury that a man threatened to release the information ...
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    Out of Time? 7 Ways to Manage Your Day

    Time flies when you're busy as a bee at the office. Before you know it, it's 5 p.m. and you've barely made a dent. What happened? Whether it's a nasty case of procrastination, the inability to say no, or a very busy lifestyle, there aren't enough hours in the day to finish all the work you have to do. Unfortunately, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits

    The Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits
    Maintaining a population of skilled, productive workers is a continual challenge for employers. For working parents, their challenge is often related to sourcing convenient, quality child care solutions. Today, many employers are stepping into this work-life challenge and have begun offering child care benefits that support the work-life balance of employees. And, despite budget crunches and space constraints that many companies ...
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    Mixing Business With Pleasure?

    Mixing Business With Pleasure?
    A reader writes: A Big 5 recruiter I met at a career expo asked me out on a date. We met at a career expo in New York. I was looking for a job and networking, he was there as a speaker. He approached me 3 times throughout the daylong conference, once to say hello, the next to say we should ...
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    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment

    How to Create a Motivating Work Environment
    These days, leaders are looking for way to keep their employees focused and motivated during challenging economic and business conditions. With layoffs, pay freezes, furloughs, and 401K cuts, there’s plenty of bad news going on that a leader can’t control that can drag a team down. What does a “motivating environment” look like? When it’s 5:00pm, and most of the department ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR

    Switching Careers: Attorney Considering HR
    A reader writes: "I am a disgruntled attorney and have been practicing a little over 5 years. I recently attended a CLE that was attended by a healthy mix of lawyers and HR managers and was kind of fascinated by HR. Granted, this was a very delicious HR topic - Workplace Investigations - but I talked to a few HR folks ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?