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Unhappy Valentine’s Day? Workplace Romances at a 10-Year Low

Is the current climate around sexual harassment driving down the number of workers dating coworkers? Maybe. According to CareerBuilder’s Annual Valentine’s Day survey conducted by The Harris Poll, office romance is at a 10-year low, with 36% of workers reporting dating a coworker, down from 41% last year and 40% in 2008.

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4 Tips for Better Diverse Team Communication

A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”

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To Be or Not to Be: Is Retention Becoming Obsolete?

Employee retention is one of the most important factors contributing to the growth and success of a company. Or is it? For decades retention has been viewed by HR professionals as one of, if not the leading health-indicator of an organization.

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What is the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program?

For individuals receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI), getting back into the workforce is sometimes an uphill battle. They may have been unable to work (or unable to work as much as they would like) for an extended period and could benefit greatly from employment services such as training, vocational […]

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Where Can the Happiest Workers in the United States Be Found?

Recent research conducted by Sokanu aimed to answer a simple question: who are the happiest workers in the United States? We’ll give you a hint—the top two are not part of the contiguous states. That’s right, Hawaii and Alaska took the number one and number two spots respectively. Want to find out how everyone else […]

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Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti to cease in 2019

On January 8, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that temporary protected status (TPS) for El Salvador will cease. The termination date will be delayed for 18 months, until September 9, 2019. Approximately 260,000 individuals are currently registered with the program.

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Salary Transparency Can Motivate Your Employees

The debate over the value of salary transparency has heated up in recent years, with neither side giving much ground. But Kristin Wong describes some studies that weigh in favor of transparency on New York magazine’s Science of Us blog.

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Dredging: The Invisible, but Crucial, Task of All Managers

When I was a little boy, I had a book that was filled with pictures of heavy equipment. Like many boys, I was fascinated by the large bulldozers, cranes, and trucks. There was one piece of equipment that intrigued me because I had never seen anything like it. It was a grab dredger.

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