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A Bipartisan Skills Bill
A bill now working its way through Congress is a strong example of how work and education need to be closely entwined, experts say.
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Virtual Workers,
Real Engagement
A new Gallup study reveals that workers who spend a few days away from the office report being more engaged than those who do not work remotely. Experts say the right blend of virtual and in-office work options is critical for engagement efforts to work.
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What Good HR Looks Like
While HR is responsible for roughly half of an organization's operating costs, most HR professionals don't have the skills to be true business leaders. Here are some ways to build the skills HR executives need to excel.
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Production Over Safety?
A new survey uncovers employees' disturbing perceptions about job safety. What can HR do to ensure productivity and safety are equally balanced in the workplace?
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Accommodating Anxiety
As employers seek new ways to connect workers with the mental-health help they need, experts discuss possible workplace issues and some accommodations associated with depression and anxiety.
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Making Harassment Hotlines Work
In its initial defense of the beleaguered Bill O'Reilly, Fox News maintained that not one of his accusers used the company's harassment hotline to make claims against O'Reilly. Experts say the Fox case holds lessons in how to ensure HR hotlines do what they were designed to do.
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The Case for More Tortoises
Slow, methodical workers are best suited for jobs that require mastering complex problems, being thorough and not making mistakes. So why does HR design selection and evaluation systems biased against them?
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The Retention Connection
Some companies have retooled their onboarding programs to build a stronger connection between new hires and the organization.
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Getting Financially Fit
New research finds employers are stepping up to help workers become more financially savvy as they embrace the role they can play in helping to improve their workers' financial well-being.
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How to Bully-proof the Workplace
In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, the authors of a new book discuss ways organizations can start a conversation about -- and hopefully end -- workplace bullying.
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Getting Schooled
Just as the increasingly sophisticated nature of many jobs makes education more important than ever, a recent survey finds that 41 percent of employers are sending current workers back to school to get advanced degrees, with some even offering to foot the tuition bill.
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Revolutionize How Your Employees Learn
The 70:20:10 model for learning and development may be widely regarded, but many learning programs ignore its basic principles.
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Making Unlimited Vacation Work
If work/life balance is as big a conundrum as ever, giving workers more control over vacation is often seen as a big part of the solution. Some employers are beginning to grant unlimited vacation and sick time, and the results are surprising.
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Facebook's Bold Move
With its new job-posting service, the social-networking giant moves into territory that's been dominated by LinkedIn. Will it succeed?
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Why Isn't Employee Engagement Engaging Employees?
Despite good intentions, employee-engagement programs seem to be falling short of their promise, and end up engendering frustration and, far worse, cynicism among the workforce.
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Hiring Freeze, Not HR 'Down Time'
A 90-day federal hiring freeze gives HR leaders an opportunity to focus on long-range missions, including succession planning, experts say.
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The Trouble with CM Programs
A new report finds many employees feel the need to look outside their own organizations in order to advance their careers. Experts say HR needs to employ a more personal touch when discussing promotions and opportunities with workers.
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Little Movement on Maternity Leave
New research shows the percentage of women taking maternity leave has stagnated over the past 20-plus years. What can HR do to get that number moving in the right direction?
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A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increase in household incomes over the past few years, but wage levels don't seem to be rising. What's going on here?
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