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Josh Gordon: The Final Straw?

The NFL season is back, and with it comes personnel news.  Are the Steelers and Antonio Brown going to smooth things over?  Is Tom Brady getting along with his boss?  Will Dez Bryant find work?  For me, though, the most interesting move to date was New England’s trade with Cleveland to acquire the services of […]

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Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (such as when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (such as in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets […]

The 5 Biggest Productivity Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Productivity, at its basis, signifies the rate of output per unit of input. The phrase echoes an era where people were seen as elements in a production line, measured by the amount of time it would take them to produce a single item. But in today’s knowledge-based economy, this measure of productivity no longer holds […]

Benefits of Cross-Training Employees for Succession Planning

Most organizations don’t have a succession plan or a cross-training program in effect right now. And they are missing out on all the many benefits that can come with cross-training employees to succeed within their organization; listed below are a few of them.

The CHRO’s Evolving Role in the Employee Experience

When I talk to HR leaders, they often mention how frustrated their employees are by how difficult it is to get timely answers to simple questions about corporate policies, benefits, workplace amenities, and other everyday issues.

Crisis Management: Be Proactive

In part 1 of this article we began to explore why meeting a crisis head-on is the best approach. Today we’ll look at what general strategies you can use to meet the challenge.

When Is Sexual Abuse an “Accident?”

A student alleged that she was sexually abused by a construction worker at her school and sued the construction company for negligently hiring, retaining, and supervising the worker. The company submitted the claim to its insurance company under a commercial general liability policy. The carrier successfully challenged the company’s request for coverage in federal court. […]