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    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories

    Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories
    Many great business leaders have faced failure at some point in their careers. Psychology experts say they share a learnable trait called self-efficacy. To err is human. But to persevere is a feat that often separates the successful from the mediocre. In business—as in sports, politics, and the arts—many of the greatest and most influential leaders share a history of failure. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Q: Am I legally bound to give employees an annual review?

    Q: Am I legally bound to give employees an annual review?
    Q: Am I legally bound to give employees an annual review? By law, is it essential to give an employee an annual review even if the company isn't doing so well? A: First, we should clarify your terms. I think you are using the term "annual review" to mean salary increase, versus an evaluation of an individual's job performance. While you ...
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    Americans Receiving Jobless Benefits Hits Record

    Americans Receiving Jobless Benefits Hits Record
    The number of people receiving unemployment benefits has reached an all-time record, the government said Thursday, and more layoffs are spreading throughout the economy. The Labor Department reported that the number of Americans continuing to claim unemployment insurance for the week ending Jan. 17 was a seasonally adjusted 4.78 million, the highest on records dating back to 1967. That's an increase ...
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    When an Employee Gives You Info in Confidence

    When an Employee Gives You Info in Confidence
    A reader writes: An employee tells you they observed another employee talking on a cell phone while supervising children (which is against company policy). How can you effectively address the situation when an employee asks you to to keep it confidential that it came from them, yet no one else saw it happen? It's not likely that it would happen in ...
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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Oct. 22--What if to keep your job, you were ordered never to reveal your gender, race or ethnicity? While in some cases others might be able to guess about the traits that make you who you are, you would not have the right to tell them -- plainly and simply -- so they did not have to speculate. That would be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1

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