Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Astronology Tuesday

We start off on Astronology Tuesday with an article from the New York Times about dealing with low morale after others are laid off and other questions on this career couch: click here

Also from the Times, word on elevator phobia and how that can affect an office: click here

Monty Python Job Interview

We haven't had laughs in a while...

Sunday, July 29, 2007

FMLA Leave

According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the amount of FMLA leave is going up: click here

A entry blog that has a lot to do about HR...marketing...inside out: click here

Lastly, from another blog, an entry about today's diverse workforce bringing changes to HR: click here

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Outsourcing Gone Overboard

Outsourcing has gone a little overboard when the picket line is being outsourced...to the homeless: click here

Summer law associates are taking advantage of supply and demand according to this Washington Post article: click here

Speaking of lawyers, maybe one of the reasons that there's large demand...a lot of them are behaving badly according to the Wall Street Journal: click here


First, from PRWeb, a very, very interesting article about the size of the human resources outsourcing (HRO) market: click here

Next, from another HR Blog, an entry about interview training leads to more profits: click here

Lastly, an interesting article out of the UK in PersonnelToday which states that business travelers lack confidence that their employers would help in an emergency: click here

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Two Two Tuesday

First in this two for Tuesday, we have an article from the New York Times about wellness programs: click here

What's in a name? The Times says that it's a matter of taste: click here

Monday, July 23, 2007

Good Managers

Good managers, according to the Boston Globe, trust their employees to do their jobs: click here

Also from the Globe, a temporary flare-up of on-the-job jealousy: click here

Lastly, in this Globe Q&A, dealing with different age groups through mutual respect: click here

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Minimum Wage Rising

First word from the Washington Post that the federal minimum wage is to rise on Tuesday: click here

The New York Times talks about making peace with risk: click here

Lastly, from FCW.com, a survey that says that most HR officials in favor of ditching GS pay system: click here

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Interviews and Outer-views

The Boston Globe starts us off on this Thursday with an article on interviews and outer-views: click here

Also from the Globe, word that the employer has a right to a background check but the worker can dictate to what extent among other answers in this Q&A: click here

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) talks about backup, emergency dependent care offerings: click here

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Military Leave

This great HR blog (we are giving credit to another one of us) has an interesting article about military leave from work: click here

What does a Masters degree in workplace health do for you? Personnel Today looks into it: click here

And from the Washington Post, an older article that says that working from home is still a work in progress: click here

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Two for Astronology

On this Astronology Tuesday, we go 2, 4

First from the New York Times Career Couch advice on how to show off at work even when you're bored among other things: click here

Also from the Times, the anguish of a part timer in this article about preoccupations: click here

Pasta and HR

Pass the Pasta and hold the stress says the Washington Post in this article: click here

The Boston Globe deciphers the performance review puzzle with Howie Mandel of "Deal or No Deal": click here

Lastly on this Monday we have a Q&A on Human Resources from the Wall Street Journal: click here

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Economic Change

How will economic change affect your workplace? The Washington Post takes a look at that in this part of their series: click here

Also from the Washington Post, word that part-time looks fine to working mothers: click here

And from the Des Moines Register, an interesting article about hiring practices meant to scare: click here

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Young Workers

In today's workplace, young people hold the advantage according to the Boston Globe: click here

Also from the Globe, advice to HR that fewer policies are the best policies: click here

Lastly, a new niche job market from the New York Times...those who untangle technology's mess:click here

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Online Resumes

How to find something meaningful with a response to the mass online resume among other pieces of advice from the Career Couch of the New York Times: click here

From the Boston Globe, after you master that first interview, how to go at round two: click here

Also from the Globe, how a hostile encounter at work can turn into peace: click here

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Making up for Lost Time

Sorry we missed you yesterday. But we'll make up for it....

First, from the USA Today, the ubiquitous summer article about business casual/casual Fridays: click here

From UPI, a report that says that workplace bullying is widespread: click here

From the Washington Post, an interesting article about graduating with a CPA and whether the A becomes a Yay: click here

Also from the Post, an article about the split parties over private equity: click here

Lastly, an article about the corner drugstore, barely clinging to health: click here

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The weekend

The Baltimore Sun says that in the summertime, enjoy flexible Fridays: click here

MoneyNews says that pension plans are, in fact, not protected: click here

Lastly, word that human resources policies are drying up the reference pool: click here

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Generation Me

This two for Tuesday on Astronology day starts off with ABC News report about "Generation Me" entering the workforce and if Human Resources is ready for them: click here

And from the Houston Chronicle, more workers are getting a perk...a lawyer: click here

Happy July 4th from all of us here at Astron!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Work and Worship

The Washington Post starts us off with an article about finding time for work and worship: click here

Within this Times Recorder article about Death, Taxes, and Gas Prices, some interesting thoughts on employment: click here

Lastly, SHRM reports that compensation has stayed the same as well as many other bits of data about the workplace: click here

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