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Winter Storms Warning
A new survey reveals that most companies barely earn a passing grade on how they cope with winter storms.
Internal Affairs
Are employers paying a price by not looking first to current employees to fill open positions? The answer depends upon whom you ask.
Champions of Telework
A new analysis singles out companies offering the most jobs with remote-work options. While flexible-work programs vary based on employee and organizational needs, experts say top companies for telecommuters tend to share a few common traits.
Cushioning the Blow
While offering severance packages to departing employees can provide benefits on both sides of the employment equation, new research uncovers how employers may be missing the mark when separations become necessary.
Out, Proud and Supported
With new research finding large employers embracing their LGBT workers like never before, experts say HR leaders can play a crucial role in demonstrating support for these employees by promoting employee-resource groups geared toward them.
Bad Weather, Higher Productivity?
While many employers in the Northeast sector of the United States may scoff at the notion, new research finds there may actually be a positive business effect from inclement weather conditions.
The Future of Work
Here is a four-point checklist executives across the company can use to develop winning workforce strategies in an era in which the only constant is change.
Creating a Culture of Leadership Accountability
Learn how HR leaders can develop and maintain internal systems that can detect ineffective leadership before the damage has been done.
Rise of the 'Supertasker'
A recent report from Cisco predicts that a much different workforce will be dominant by 2020, one that will create more HR challenges for organizations trying to keep up with their younger workers' habits and abilities.
Educational Requirements Rising
A college degree has become the new high-school diploma, as recent research shows that more companies will seek workers with higher education qualifications. Experts weigh in on the future of educational requirements in the workplace.
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As the biggest private employer in the United States, Wal-Mart's recent moves to raise employee pay, improve scheduling practices and provide greater internal career opportunities stem, in part, from business necessity and will inevitably have major implications on a national scale.
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