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Survey Finds These Super Employees More Powerful, and Happier, than HR

More powerful than a CFO or HR director, these superhuman, multitasking employees do it all, according to a new Staples survey, and they make things happen in the workplace. And they are happy!

They are the “admins.” In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Staples surveyed both administrative and nonadministrative workers about the role of these employees in their workplace.

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Mais Non! New Work Rule Means French Dis-connection

While Americans are obsessed with checking their electronic devices virtually 24/7, viewing e-mails after hours, before they go to bed, and even on vacations, the French government has said “mais, non” to this practice with a new workplace rule that precludes employees reading work-related e-mails after work hours.

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Do Zombies Carpool to Work? Not in Arizona

Do zombies carpool? Ride bikes? Take the bus to work?  A commuter who thinks so is the subject of a new infomercial that assures him that the zombies that populate his imagination do none of these—at least not in Arizona.

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Got an 800-Pound Gorilla? Confrontation Time

In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.)

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Real-World Examples: FMLA with Children 18 and Above

Yesterday’s Advisor offered guidelines for the tricky territory of FMLA leave for children 18 and older. Today, concrete examples from the DOL of how this plays out, plus an introduction to FMLA Complete Compliance.

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Cyber Termination: Algorithms May Kill the Need for Résumés

Résumés may soon become relics of HR’s past, with a specifically designed algorithm examination of applicants’ blog posts, tweets, and “cyber imprints” replacing them in the near future.

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Jobs Go from ‘Dirty’ to ‘Unique’ for Skilled Trades Proponent

He took us, usually wearing some wacky looking personal protective equipment (PPE), to see him try over 300 jobs that defied description, but were mostly smelly, dangerous—and dirty!  Now, reports CNN, he will show us jobs that are not only unique but also essential.

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You Saw What? At Work?

Some of our best HR Strange But True! articles didn’t come from the newspapers, but from our readers. Do you have a tale to tell?

As an HR professional, we suspect that you have seen your fair share of odd events in the workplace, whether it’s a boss behaving badly, an awkward interview, or a quirky employee excuse—we want to hear it!

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Know the Secrets of Successful Employee Engagement

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By William Taylor

The emotional commitment an employee has toward a company and its main goals is called employee engagement—employees being more focused on helping the company thrive. This emotional binder has nothing to do with financial compensation but with the personal feelings of that employee for the workplace.

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Do You Have the “I’s” for HR?

By Eric Magbaleta, SPHR

Many leaders still believe HR does not have the skills necessary to effect change, make contributions that add value, or just plain understand the business. Why hasn’t this mindset changed? There must be some way to dispel this notion in order to drive business results. Here are some “I’s” for HR that should help change the mindset.

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