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How To Detect & Prevent Workplace Bullying, A Chronic Corporate Disease

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How To Detect & Prevent Workplace Bullying, A Chronic Corporate Disease

By RAKESH MALHOTRA— Stories of workplace bullying are commonplace throughout the United States. Some real-life examples: Mavis: “When I started there, I was told that someone had been acting in the position and had expected to get the job. This person continually undermined me and turned other staff against me. I endured 12 months of […]

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Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s Aloha Or Else Policy Costs Hawaiian County $120,000

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Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s Aloha Or Else Policy Costs Hawaiian County $120,000

Kauai County Hawaii’s top law enforcement officer may have broken more laws than she has enforced. Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho broke federal law, according to the EEOC. According to published reports, Iseri-Carvalho and has also entangled the county in other lawsuits. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $120,000 settlement was reached […]

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SHRM Report: HR Professionals Expect A Little Hiring, Less Firing In October 2012

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SHRM Report: HR Professionals Expect A Little Hiring, Less Firing In October 2012

Another glimmer of positive news on the jobs front came this week from the Society for Human Resource Management’s monthly survey of HR professionals’ hiring plans. About three in 10 manufacturing and service-sector companies plan to hire in October 2012 according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM LINE […]

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Is HR Right For You? 10 Traits Of Human Resources Professionals

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Is HR Right For You? 10 Traits Of Human Resources Professionals

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog- Is HR right for you? This was the title and subject of a small article in the Metro newspaper. (Click here for the online article.) Despite my skepticism, the article offered some realistic, albeit general, advice that I concurred. “Solid analytic and math skills“, “strong sense of ethics […]

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ECOMP- E-nnovating Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits

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ECOMP- E-nnovating Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits

By GARY STEINBERG, U.S. DOL– When a worker is injured on the job, the last thing they need is a towering headache of paperwork. Employers also want to resolve claims efficiently and get their injured employees back to work. Making this process more efficient has been a top business goal for operations across the country. […]

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SHRM-Achieve Survey: Higher Education Levels Will Soon Be Required Most Jobs

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SHRM-Achieve Survey: Higher Education Levels Will Soon Be Required Most Jobs

The future workforce will need higher levels of education than today’s workers, a new survey of human resources professionals found. A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Achieve shows that technical and educational requirements are rising across job categories. “Today’s tough job market means that many individuals are currently in […]

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In Michigan National Unions And Chamber Of Commerce Slug It Out

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In Michigan National Unions And Chamber Of Commerce Slug It Out

By Paul Abowd, Center For Public Integrity— After two bruising years for organized labor in the Midwest, the movement has managed to land two pro-union measures on the November ballot in Michigan. Michigan locals and their national leaders now face an ad campaign by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and its friends, urging voters to resist […]

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Dave Ulrich’s ‘HR Transformation’ A Hit At Oman HR Conference

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Dave Ulrich’s ‘HR Transformation’ A Hit At Oman HR Conference

Human resources guru Dave Ulrich was a hit in Oman. The Oman Observer covered Ulrich’s presentation on ‘HR Transformation: HR From the Outside’ at a one-day workshop 24 September 2012 at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Oman. The celebrated Professor is regarded as the foremost HR and management coach — ranked […]

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Conducting A Staff Survey – Six Ways Reduce Risks And Increase Rewards

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Conducting A Staff Survey – Six Ways Reduce Risks And Increase Rewards

By MARGARET HEFFERNAN — “Despite the economy, morale is really high,” a CEO recently told me. I said: “That’s great. How can you tell?” The CEO replied: “People just seem buoyant, smiling. There’s a lot of energy around the place.” On the face of it, nothing is wrong with this conversation. Morale is high, people […]

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Infographic – How Happy Employees Can Fuel Success

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Infographic – How Happy Employees Can Fuel Success

Infographic – How Happy Employees Can Fuel Success In a down economy, not very many employers think, or continue to think, about keeping their employees happy. And in tight economic times happy doesn’t always need to include pay increases. As the inforgraphic below explains, studies show that happy and engaged workers and members of organizations […]

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