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Human Resources in Africa: Making the Leap from HR to CEO in Zimbabwe

From the Zimbabwe Independent via Allafrica.com: Currently, from a world class standards viewpoint, a high-performing HR professional demonstrates mastery of six HR competencies; credible activist, culture and change steward, talent manager/organisational manager, strategy architect, operational executor and business ally. To be noted carefully is that these six competency domains are factored into these groups statistically. They were […]

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From the Blogosphere of Work: An Architect’s Dress Code

Some professions have a stereotypical “look” that cries out for satirization. It’s usually best when it comes from one of the profession’s ranks who have that ability to zero in on the heart of a pretentious attitude. This example comes from the Coffee With An Architect blog written by Jody Brown, who bills himself as “just Architect, standing […]

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Life In The Trench: Productivity on the Backs of Employees, Big Bonus for the Boss

This post originally appeared on our sister website, About Your Job. This is a guest post from R. David Thomas, a writer living Santa Cruz, California: There is no caste system in the United States of America. Politicians and party line pundits are quick to denounce the existence of class warfare. However it is alive and […]

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Retirement Fantasies and Hard Reality

Definitely palm trees, two in fact. With my Oaxacan hammock suspended between them, and me cooled by gentle ocean breezes while being kept company by a thick stack of great books. That’s my personal retirement fantasy. Everyone should have one. We all know that a rich fantasy life will get us through the worst times. […]

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Paul Craig Roberts: America’s Third World Economy

The millions of unemployed today are blamed on the popped real estate bubble and the subprime derivative financial crisis. However, the US economy has been losing jobs for a decade. As manufacturing, information technology, software engineering, research, development, and tradable professional services have been moved offshore, the American middle class has shriveled. The ladders of […]

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Robert Reich – The Defining Issue: Who Should Get the Tax Cut – The Rich or Everyone Else?

The rich spend a far smaller portion of their money than anyone else because, hey, they’re rich. That means continuing the Bush tax cut for them wouldn’t stimulate much demand or create many jobs. But it would blow a giant hole in the budget — $36 billion next year, $700 billion over ten years. Millionaire […]

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The Angry Rich and Taxes

  Op-Ed Columnist – The Angry Rich and Taxes – NYTimes.com. If you want to find real political rage — the kind of rage that makes people compare President Obama to Hitler, or accuse him of treason — you won’t find it among these suffering Americans. You’ll find it instead among the very privileged, people […]

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PAUL KRUGMAN The Third Depression – NYTimes.com

  Op-Ed Columnist – The Third Depression – NYTimes.com. We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost — to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted […]

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