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Jennifer Gunter, SHRM-CP, studied public administration as an undergraduate with the intention of becoming a U.S. ambassador. She did become an ambassador—but for human resources.

April 2, 2018

Make sure you have the knowledge and training you need before any complaints surface.


he general manager of a Massachusetts car dealership testified at trial that he “honestly didn’t believe” a finance manager when she told him that her supervisor often commented on her anatomy, tried to throw coins down her blouse and suggested they sleep together so he could see her breasts.

January 17, 2018

Difficult employees might be the most vexing part of a manager's job. A supervisor's first instinct may be to terminate those "problem people" straightaway.

February 2, 2017
Why are some teams more effective than others? Why do some remain competitive over time while others don't?
The most successful teams are connected to a greater purpose, says Don Yaeger, author of Great Teams: 16 Things High-Performing Organizations Do Differently (Thomas Nelson, 2016).
December 19, 2016


While shopping for a book for his granddaughter one holiday season, Eric Harvey pondered the leadership abilities of Santa Claus–whose global toy manufacturing and distribution business enjoys legendary status. What are the secrets to his success?

December 25, 2015

Cultural Competence Training: How to Do it Well

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October 8, 2015

Boudreau: HR Must Pick Up 'Glacial' Pace, Innovate

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September 16, 2015

Major Shift in HR's Role Predicted

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September 15, 2015

Over the past decade, researchers have had powerful insights into how we can work more effectively. But much of that research isn’t being applied in the workplace, says Ron Friedman, Ph.D., who spent years studying human motivation and teaching psychology at the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Friedman, @RonFriedman on Twitter, is the founder of ignite80, a consulting firm that helps leaders build thriving organizations.

September 8, 2015

Take a Lesson from Baseball: Mental Toughness Predicts Success

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May 28, 2015
Carly Fiorina, who was the first woman to lead a Fortune 200 company, urged HR professionals to be “change warriors” to help their organizations unleash the human potential needed to compete in today’s economy.
“The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential in others,” said Fiorina, speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 18.
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March 20, 2014

Umme-Hani Khan, 19, had been working at Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister store in San Mateo, Calif., for four months when a visiting district manager ordered the Muslim to remove her hijab, a religious headscarf. When she refused the order for religious reasons, Khan was fired for violating Abercrombie’s dress code.

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December 16, 2013
CHICAGO--The numbers are startling: 40 percent of executives fail in new positions in the first 18 months.
That adds up to considerable financial costs for a company that must search for and retrain someone else—not to mention what it costs the organization in terms of credibility, consistency and continuity.
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July 2, 2013

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals may not be the right place for everyone. It says so right on the company’s website.

“We like being different,” said Ross Grossman, Regeneron’s vice president of human resources, who outlined the company’s culture-driven recruitment campaign as part of a “smarter workforce” track at IBM’s annual conference for clients, held here Jan. 28-30, 2013.

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February 7, 2013
Last June, the National Transportation Safety Board cited driver fatigue as a main cause of a bus crash in New York that killed 15 people and injured 18 returning from a trip to a Connecticut casino.
It was one of several fatal bus crashes the board investigated last year—and one of the deadliest. Investigators found that the driver slept only for short periods of three hours or less in the three days prior to the crash.
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October 23, 2012

Each day, the 39 Filipino nationals worked up to 16 hours at South Florida country clubs, golf courses and restaurants that cater to a wealthy clientele.

Each night, they returned to crowded homes in a quiet residential neighborhood in Boca Raton where food was scarce and barely edible.

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May 8, 2012

Retaliation claims have increased dramatically in the last two years, creating the most significant legal risk to employers today, employment law expert Joseph Beachboard told those attending the Society for Human Resource Management’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2012.

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March 22, 2012

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January 11, 2012

Flexible work policies are an economic imperative for American families as well as companies, said Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

“It’s not a perk. It’s not a corporate giveaway. It’s a hard-core economic, competitive, bottom-line issue that’s important for all workers up and down the wage scale,” Tchen told several hundred HR professionals gathered in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 9, 2011, for the Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond conference, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute.

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November 17, 2011