Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The basics of human resources management

An article talking about what one person describes the basics of human resources management: click here

Word from our next article says that the new workforces is ill-prepared for the working world: click here

And from Tampa Bay news about how one manager brought news about his personal life to his employees: click here

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Big Company

Today's Astronology talked about big companies with small company resources...well here are Forbes' list of America's best big companies...some of which made that sucessful leap: click here

And continuing with one of our theme's from the past, word about flirting at work, which this New York Times Q&A says is fliritng with disaster: click here

Monday, February 26, 2007

Back to the Afternoon Nap

Lisa Belkin of the New York Times says that we would all be more productive if we went back to the afternoon nap: click here

Amy Joyce says that piercing pushes the limits of appropriate office dress: click here

Labor groups are protesting student labor laws which do not allow students to form unions: click here

Friday, February 23, 2007

Love Contract

As we've brought up in this blog and in Astronology, and a subject that was brought up last night in The Office, office romances can have interesting results. The Age debates the issue: click here

Word from the Washington Post that a man has sued IBM after being fired for visiting an adult chat room while at work: click here

And, lastly, also from the Washington Post, an interesting article about hiring...when you can't hire the father, hire the least that's what Senator Hillary Clinton did: click here

Thursday, February 22, 2007

To tell or not to tell...that is the question

The Washington Post's Amy Joyce debates whether people with mental illnesses should disclose those to their employer: click here

The Boston Globe talks about how films teach CEOs what not to do: click here

And lastly, advice on how to turn "with honors" into "with job": click here

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Multinational but one message

On this Wednesday, the Astron Solutions blog is aiming to show mulitnationals how to manage remote teams: click here

Also, talks about how to manage retirement plans across the globe: click here

Lastly, word that the 2007 pay outlook looks rosy for top performers: click here

Friday, February 16, 2007

We Are Family

It's a Friday before a long weekend so we'll give you some great articles to get you into your weekend:

First from the Boston Globe, an article about that family and the roles that everyone should play in that family: click here

Next, from the BostonWorks HiringHub, a Q&A, that asks, among other things, whether facial piercings should automatically eliminate a candidate: click here

Lastly, from Personnel Today, an article that says that pay settlements for the last quarter were up 3.5%: click here

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Post-Valentine's Day Love

We're sorry we missed you yesterday, but we're back with double today on the Astron Solutions blog

Starting with an article from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) that says that romance in the office is a common occurence but can have serious consequences: click here

An article from the Bradenton Herald states that the low unemployment rate has been hurting the employment at schools: click here

Next, we move to the Boston Globe where they say you should know where your workers will be in the year 2010: click here

Then an article from Personnel Today which suggests to hire and promote from within to save on recruitment costs: click here

Lastly, from the Dayton Daily News, the Office HR director, Toby's, worst nightmare comes to real life via Facebook: click here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Making a Guest Worker Feel At Home

It's an Astronology Tuesday!

President Bush stressed the need for a temporary-worker program in his latest State of the Union: click here

Next from the Washington Post, an article about Job Discrimination in China, which takes different forms than in the US: click here

Monday, February 12, 2007

Dating in the Workplace

The age-old question of whether to date in the workplace is tackled by Amy Joyce at the Washington Post with this article: click here

The New York Times tackles the questions of whether a college degree is really a good economic choice (I really hope so): click here

And from the Anchorage Daily News, an interesting article about the state suing the former retirement have to read it to understand: click here

Friday, February 09, 2007

Sick of the Job Search???

Call in the Job Doc...Boston Globe does in this chat with a real life job doc: click here

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, an article about human resource experts saying that workers can benefit from art: click here

And to get you into your weekend, when politics get into the human resources and jobs debate: click here

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New York to Boston to DC

First, from New York and the New York Times, an article declaring this an employee's market: click here

Next the Boston Globe brings out a new word: impedership: click here

Lastly, from the Washington Post, word of Wal-Mart and the union joining forces on a a new healthcare initiative: click here

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Job Growth...slow but strong

The New York Times reports on the employment situation in the United States and says that it has been slowed but remains strong: click here

Also from the New York Times, a look at the preparation one should take before changing jobs: click here

Lastly, word of the Hope Program out of New York and how it's helping people get a fresh start: click here

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tell Me About Your Blog

Another article, this time from the Boston Globe, about how to answer the question: "tell me about yourself": click here

Also from the Boston Globe an article about winter sales and how it's not fun in the sun: click here

Lastly, a Q&A saying that leaving the old job on good terms is just as important as finding a new one: click here

Monday, February 05, 2007

Women in the Workplace

Amy Joyce writes about those companies that open more doors and allows more women into higher spots in the workplace: click here

Next, from the Pocono Record, an interesting article about University students offering new views on Human Resources Management: click here

Lastly, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a report that talks about all those employees who missed work because of fake excuses: click here

Friday, February 02, 2007

What is a PEO?

Once in a while Blogger doesn't blog for us so we double you up the next day...lucky you!

Curious of what a PEO is or what they do for your company? Well look no further than the Orlando Sentinel which describes in this article what they do, why your company hired them, and what to expect: click here

From the New York Times, an article about how charting a path from your bed to your desk can help with multitasking in the office: click here

Also from the New York Times, a profit and loss look at the common question of whether to job-seek while at work: click here

From the Boston Globe, an article that says that balancing your life and your work is no longer a career ender: click here

And lastly, also from the New York Times, a look inside the mind of your employees: click here

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