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    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees

    Frequently Asked Questions of Laid-Off Employees
    As the recession results in business closures, bankruptcies and thousands of layoffs, a growing number of jobless Maine residents are left with questions about their rights and their former employers' responsibilities. Maine's February unemployment rate reached 8 percent as the state lost another 2,600 jobs. For the year ending in February, the state lost 15,500 jobs across all economic sectors. Back ...
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    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated

    Pay Raise Alternatives to Keep Employees Motivated
    NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, many employees have been laid off, let go, fired, right-sized or whatever the new economic recession has deemed them. Work loads are doubling, hours are getting longer and less work is getting done because morale is in the toilet. It couldn't get any worse ... but then an employee says that she or he ...
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    Shocking HR Blunders

    There is never a dull moment in Human Resources. The following stories actually happened. You be the judge of who is at fault, the HR department or the employee... #1 Hatin’ on Hooters>> [page] Hatin’ on Hooters A woman working as a criminal intelligence analyst with the Department of Public Safety was fired because she didn’t disclose having worked at ...
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    Gradualism: Leveraging Time To Get What You Want

    Gradualism: Leveraging Time  To Get What You Want
    "Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment." -Baltasar Gracian We live in a world that wants everything now --- or yesterday. We have little patience and seem to be constantly in a hurry. Just look at “rush” hour traffic and listen to the horns blaring away. Nature has a way of achieving greatness over time. The myth ...
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    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?

    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?
    HR Generalists are in high demand because they know so much about everything HR. You know you are smart, but how “HR smart” are you? Take this test to find out. Have you taken the ultimate HR IQ Quiz yet? Developed by a leading educator and generalist practitioner in the HR field, this test will challenge and excite you with unique ...
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    Enlightened Leadership: Think Strategic, Act Tactical

    Enlightened Leadership: Think Strategic, Act Tactical
    “Think strategic, act tactical” a former boss used to tell me and I can’t think of any better advice than this for HR leaders in today’s turbulent times. Maintaining a longterm, strategic focus while working on short-term, concrete activities is one strategy for results. There is no question that this is hard to do when we’re under increasing pressure to do ...
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    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein

    Leadership: Lessons From Einstein
    We are in the midst of the most tumultuous and precarious business times of our careers. Looking to others for advice and guidance is one way to shed some light on our dilemmas. Few luminaries are more often quoted than Albert Einstein, the 20th century German mathematician and theoretical physicist. And much of what he said 75 years ago still rings ...
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    What Makes a Good HR Leader?

    What Makes a Good HR Leader?
    Leading Now, Leading the Future: What Senior HR Leaders Need to Know, from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), identifies the following eight leadership skills essential for HR business leaders: (1) knowledge of business, HR, and organizational operations; (2) strategic thinking and critical/analytical thinking; (3) leading change; (4) effective communication; (5) credibility; (6) results orientation/drive for performance; (7) ethical behavior; ...
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    Human Resources: The Big Issues

    Human Resources: The Big Issues
    Around the world, companies are struggling with the aging workforce and less-loyal employees. A new survey reveals executives' worries. Companies are facing daunting challenges in hiring, training, and retaining people. Globalization has increased the demand for talent everywhere, while the upcoming retirement of the Baby Boom generation is projected to shrink worker supply in the West. More than ever, employees are ...
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    Avoid the Top 10 HR Mistakes!

    Avoid the Top 10 HR Mistakes!
    1. What you don't track once you could pay for twice. For example, having to compensate departing employees for unrecorded-but used-vacation time. Develop a system for tracking time off and be sure to use it. 2. When you don't "keep up with the Jones's" in terms of pay and benefits, you could lose your best employees or prospective hires. Know what ...
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    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success

    CEOs Share Their Secrets To Success
    Do you belong in the corner office? To succeed as a business leader you must "have integrity, value the need to make a profit but not be consumed by that need, and really care about people," says Bette Price, co-author of True Leaders: How Exceptional CEOs and Presidents Make a Difference by Building People and Profits. The Daily Grind asked CEOs ...
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
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    Motivating Without Money

    Motivating Without Money
    Keeping employees engaged is critical during an economic downturn. Here are some smart ways to do it. In the months after September 11, as business activity slowed to a crawl, Steve Kerr, then the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs (GS), launched a leadership seminar for senior managers that he nicknamed "Motivating Without Money." The daylong sessionsdiscussed how Goldman's managers could ...
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    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Work for a Small Business?
    The Big Picture: Before Wal-Mart, Apple, and Disney were corporate empires, they started out as small businesses driven by passionate people who each had a vision. Small businesses are part of America’s roots. They foster entrepreneurial spirit and pave the way for innovation and creative thinking. The Numbers: Small businesses are technically defined as an independently owned firm with 1-100 employees. ...
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    Your Secret Ingredient to Wealth

    Your Secret Ingredient to Wealth
    Imagination is a major key to success. It is the treasure of your mind that can transport you from struggle to freedom. Your imagination holds one of the keys to give you a jolt to riches beyond your limited thinking. Somewhere along the route of growing up, many of us were influenced to turn our thoughts to academics — squelching imagination ...
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    Five Tips to Fight Perfectionism and Effectively Delegate

    Five Tips to Fight Perfectionism and Effectively Delegate
    It’s difficult to step back and let your team do the work, opting not to roll up your sleeves and complete the task yourself. In my first management position, I was promoted from a lead technical position and was actually more knowledgeable than many of my staff members on how to solve problems. I had to fight the urge to look ...
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    Fired for Not Wearing Make-Up — Fair Or Not?

    There's needing makeup, and there's needing makeup ... to keep your job San Diego waitress Shenoa Vild refused to wear make-up to work – so she was canned. Her restaurant had recently changed ownership, going from a casual, surf-inspired eatery called Trophy’s, to the more upscale Oliver. Her all natural, beach-girl image was allegedly no longer appreciated by management. She ...
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    The Grass is Greener

    The Grass is Greener
    The world of business might be talking about the 'green shoots of recovery', but for actual employees it is more a case of the 'grass is greener', with high levels of job dissatisfaction and a desire to move elsewhere when the economy recovers. A desertion time bomb is the headline finding of research conducted exclusively for HR magazine by recruitment consultancy ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    800 to Eight – How to Effectively Manage Resume Flow in Today’s New Recruiting Landscape

    800 to Eight – How to Effectively Manage Resume Flow in Today’s New Recruiting Landscape
    With the candidate pool being the deepest ever in history the task of identifying those worth interviewing has become more difficult than ever before. How do you turn 800 resumes into the 8 worthy of an interview? Listen to our webinar as we review proven methodologies designed to ensure your firm is making the right decisions in who to see, including ...
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