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Archive | February, 2009

“Love contracts” may limit employer liability for office romance

Are water-cooler romances a big issue at your workplace? If not, your organization may be in the minority. Forty percent of U.S. workers have dated an office colleague, with 31 percent of those romances progressing on to marriage, according to a recent workplace dating survey survey by CareerBuilder. When workplace dating takes a wrong turn,…

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Short takes: Bullies, leaders, conflict, humor, and more

Bullies – Forbes talks about Corporate Bullies, noting that while some executives may find an aggressive style helps them claw to the top, they often can’t sustain their reign. Don’t miss the story’s sidebar: The bully bosses hall of fame. Leadership – How to lead through change – an interview with Kevin Cashman, leadership author….

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Coping with tough times

Challenges to the HR professional’s role in these tough economic times are rife. Many are dealing with difficult corporate decisions that may result in layoffs or plant closings. This entails managing those layoffs and dealing with the morale of the remaining work force. Many other companies are avoiding layoffs by reducing pay, reducing hours, or…

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Crawford, Ledbetter, and FMLA

There have been several recent legal and legislative developments that will keep HR directors hopping. We provide a rundown of some resources about these developments that we’ve found helpful. Employment Law – The Supreme Court recently came down on the side of whistle blowers in issuing a judgment favorable to Vicky Crawford, an employee who…

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