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The Harried Life Of Working Mothers

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The Harried Life Of Working Mothers

By KIM PARKER, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center– Women now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, up from 38% in 1970. This nearly 40-year trend has been fueled by a broad public consensus about the changing role of women in society. A solid majority of Americans (75%) reject the idea that women […]

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Lip Service? Poll Shows Concern Over Older Workers Retiring, Business Losing Skills

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Lip Service? Poll Shows Concern Over Older Workers Retiring, Business Losing Skills

Employers are apparently waking up to the fact that millions of older workers will begin retiring soon, and they’ve done relatively little about it — other than layoff older workers. A joint poll released 09 April 2012 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP shows that “U.S. employers are ramping up skills training and employee benefits aimed […]

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Where Is The Employee Choice In The Engagement Equation?

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Where Is The Employee Choice In The Engagement Equation?

From Paul Smith’s Welcome to the Occupation blog– From Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to McGregor’s X and Y Theories, fromVroom’s Expectancy Theory to Gallup’s Q12, we spend a great deal of time trying to get into our employees’ head. The goal may be stated that it’s to make employees happier. But what we really want is for them to be […]

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Executive, Professional Hiring To Keep Rising But Pace Slower

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Executive, Professional Hiring To Keep Rising But Pace Slower

Hiring in professional fields is likely to keep rising in the second quarter of 2012 but at a slower pace than forecast for the first quarter, according to a new survey by the staffing firm Robert Half. A net 2% of executives interviewed for the Robert Half Professional Employment Report plan to add full-time staff […]

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TLNT Transform 2012 More HR Observations

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TLNT Transform 2012 More HR Observations

More HR observations by Paul Smith author of the Welcome to the Occupation blog from the TLNT Transformation conference in Austin, Texas, 26-28 February 2012: Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen (Talent Anarchy) – “On New Terrain: Social Gravity and the Future of HR” I have had the pleasure of seeing Joe and Jason present in the past. Like great stage […]

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TLNT Transform Displays Spirit of HR Transformation

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TLNT Transform Displays Spirit of HR Transformation

By PAUL SMITH via the Welcome to the Occupation — During Ron Thomas’s opening statements at TLNT Transform, he remarked that by virtue of attending this conference (in person or via online), we had become transformers. Because it was an HR conference, there was a further call for all of HR to transform. Though, this is easier than done. […]

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Pepsi Pays $3 Million to Settle EEOC Discrimination Claim

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Pepsi Pays $3 Million to Settle EEOC Discrimination Claim

By ROBERT SCALLY and R. DAVID WENDEL– Pepsi Beverages will pay $3.13 million and provide job offers and training to settle charges of racial discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Minneapolis office. More than 300 African Americans were affected by a criminal background check policy that disproportionately excluded black applicants from permanent employment […]

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Employee Engagement Measured In 12 Questions

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Employee Engagement Measured In 12 Questions

In the early 1990s the Gallup Organization, which conducts the often-quoted Gallup Polls, developed set of questions designed to identify and measure the elements of employee engagement that most closely affected the bottom line–things like increased sales, high productivity and creating customer loyalty. What emerged from Gallup’s decades of research, which eventually involved millions of […]

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Workday Springs From Oracle’s Hostile PeopleSoft Takeover

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Workday Springs From Oracle’s Hostile PeopleSoft Takeover

From Business Insider: Aneel Bhusri was a top executive and board member at PeopleSoft in 2004 when Larry Ellison’s Oracle made its hostile takeover bid. After they lost a bruising 18-month battle, he and cofounder Dave Duffield quietly left the company and nursed their wounds. A few months later, they teamed up to start a […]

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