Monday, April 30, 2007

The Gender Wage Gap

Amy Joyce of the Washington Post starts us off on this Monday with an interesting article documenting findings which show that not only do women make 77 cents on the dollar of a man's salary, but this gap begins right after graduation: click here

The Washington Post also brings us a report that details an auditor questioning overtime payments...something you should definitely watch out for in your firm: click here

Lastly, when you fire someone, you should know you did it...but according to our Attorney General, he doesn't and now it came out he gave firing power to his aides: click here

Friday, April 27, 2007

Credible Activisim

According to SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), "Credible Activism" is the key HR skill: click here

The Jerusalem Post writes about a recent book that explores the boundaries of responsibility: click here

Lastly, on this Friday, Toronto stakes their claim on Mercer Human Resources list of cleanest cities: click here

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Smarts Does Not Equal Rich

According to this study published in Network World, you don't have to be smart to make a lot of money in your job: click here

An interesting article from a little while back in the Washington Post shows that Starbucks has a crack in its image when it comes to how it treats its workers: click here

Lastly, UK publication Personnel Today shows what professions British parents aspire for their children: click here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Diversity is a key buzzword in all aspects of society from college admissions to workplace dynamics and this article from the New York Times talks about how diversity makes a team click: click here

Also from the New York Times, Lisa Belkin's "Life's Work" takes on sharing practical truths, in child-sized doses: click here

Lastly, from the Washington Post, Stephen Barr's "Federal Diary" tells of renewed efforts to extend war-time tax breaks to civilians: click here

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

When Happy Hour Is a Complete Misnomer

It's called Happy Hour but for some offices, writes Amy Joyce, this can be a complete misinterpretation of the actual events: click here

Ever wondered what a staffing firm does? Well this Boston Globe article helps to clarify: click here

Happy Astronology Tuesday!

Monday, April 23, 2007

How much is your boss making?

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch uses new disclosure agreements to take a look at executive pay: click here

Next, the Washington Post writes about how the Supreme Court wrangles with overtime pay: click here

Lastly, another blog gives us some information about jobs in the hotel industry: click here

Friday, April 20, 2007

Getting More From HR

An interesting management article starts us out by saying that managers need to get more from HR who contribute a fifth of a company's bottom line according to the article: click here

In a piece about a Human Resources Exchange, the Ledger-Enquirer, writes about Russians coming to the United States: click here

We conclude with a Personnel Today piece that says that four out of 10 UK employees would risk lying on their CV: click here

Thursday, April 19, 2007

On Trade and Labor

This interesting Washington Post article starts us off this Thursday with a debate between Congress and the President on labor and trade: click here

Next, an article on employee feedback systems: click here

Lastly, from the UK, another interesting article on incentives...this time incentives that try to keep you from getting sick: click here

Getting there...

We're midway through the week, but we're just heating up on the blog...

Amy Joyce says that mentorship is the best investment you can give a young person: click here

Financial Futures says to unpack the benefits package: clcik here

And Career Track gives a working study for the laid off: click here

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Back to NY

We were in Boston yesterday but we're back to where we belong in New York for our two for Tuesday:

First danger signals at work at how to deal with them in this Q&A: click here

And also from the New York Times, an interesting article about a chocolate maker who changes lives: click here

Monday, April 16, 2007

Marathon Monday

On Boston's Marathon Monday we go to the Boston Globe for all 3 articles...

First a Q&A that says, the tile is nice, but where is the cash?: click here

Next, an interesting article which looks at movies and says to hail the tyranical boss who has mastered that role: click here

Lastly, word that vacations are for travel needed: click here

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Global Spread of Corporate Social Responsibility

SHRM Survey of Human Resource Professionals Shows Significant CSR Role in Business Strategies in United States, China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Canada according to this press release: click here

This Boston Globe column has advice about how to ease the transition back into the working world after taking a leave: click here

Lastly, also from the Boston Globe, an interesting "play-by-play" from inside the "Montgomery Ward National Bureaucrats Bowl": click here

Guide to negotiations

New York Times gives us in this article a guide to negotiations to use in the workplace...or with your child: click here

This Portland Business Journal article says that CEO salaries were back up 9% last year: click here

Lastly, Florida Today says that changes to the workforce are coming and we should be ready for it: click here

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday Twofer

Both from the Boston Globe on this Astronology Tuesday...

First, if you thyink you deserve a raise, this Q&A says to do your research and then ask: click here

And in interesting column from View From the Cube which says that there's been a blurring of two online mating rituals: click here

Monday, April 09, 2007

Getting Out When You Never Should Have Gotten In

What happens when you want to terminate you job faster than Britney Spears terminated her Vegas wedding? Well Amy Joyce says that maybe you should have spent more time in the search process: click here

From the Washington Post word that President Bush is renewing his efforts on immigrations which will certainly affect Human Resources if passed: click here

Also from the Washington Post, an interesting Chapter 2 from a story about a man trying to make his way in the world and find idealism...check it out: click here

Friday, April 06, 2007

What happens when your workers are overpaid?

Circuit City says, accoridng to this Washington Post article, that when the workers are overpaid, fire them: click here

Next, an ask HR blog about how to get the perfect job: click here

Lastly, from the Mail Tribune, another article for you about pets at the office: click here

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Need for Equality?

We start on this Thursday with an interesting column asking whether we really need an equal rights amendment when the Democratic presidential frontrunner, the speaker of the house and the secretary of state: click here

Also from the Washington Post, Wal-Mart defends it's security measures: click here

Lastly, from the Indianapolis Star, some Human Resources news: click here

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

When a Second Change May Be Too Much

This is one time where HR giving someone a second chance may be way, way too lenient: click here

Next, a New York Times Career Couch Q&A saying that if you want recognition, you should be willing to share the limelight: click here

The New York Times Home Front has an interesting article about small businesses getting help with federal contracts: click here

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

An interesting question posed by Fast Company in this article: click here

And from Amy Joyce of the Washington Post, a column that suggest that two-way empathy thaws an icy response to time off: click here

And to those celebrating: Happy Passover!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Happy News on This Monday

We have a lot of news about unhappy things in the job market so we're trying to bring up your Monday with some fun, happy news:

First, from the "Nice Blog", talk about how being a nice boss will actually help your bottom line: click here

The Employee Factor blog has an interesting article about customers wanting smiles: click here

And more HR blogging, this time from India about people at work and play, and people who are too busy to notice they're too busy: click here

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