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Tamara Lytle


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Articles by Tamara Lytle



The company was in trouble: The value of its stock had dropped to just $1 a share. So the CEO decided to level with the workers about just how bad it was—and he laid out a plan to turn things around. The employees responded with renewed dedication and effort that helped the business rebound, and the stock price has since jumped to $20 a share.

June 9, 2017

Prayer Breaks, Flexible Hours Helpful During Ramadan

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June 2, 2015

Workplace Suicide: Companies Can Take a Lead in Prevention

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April 22, 2015


School board’s decision to take the ‘religious’ out of all holidays raises questions for the workplace

It’s beginning to look a lot like … a nondenominational holiday.

This time of year, employers struggle with what to call holidays and how to celebrate them without offending workers or running afoul of the law.

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December 15, 2014

How to handle toxic personalities at work.

You won’t find it on a resume, but it’s one of the most important factors a worker brings to the job: personality.

Some personality types are so toxic they can poison everyone around them.

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August 18, 2014

Employees have similar feelings during the honeymoon phase of new jobs as love-struck romantics do at the beginning of a relationship. At first, the rush of love makes each day a thrill. Heightened emotions give the sweet feeling that the relationship will always be this good.

Eventually, the seven-year itch sets in—often well before seven years.

Instead of a broken heart, the employee has a job that suddenly doesn't seem so great. And the company has a disengaged worker who can hurt customer satisfaction, productivity and the bottom line.

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August 15, 2012

The joke at retirement parties at Stanley Consultants is "See you on Monday."

About 60 percent of the Muscatine, Iowa, company's retirees do, in fact, head back into work—as special project leaders or contract workers, or in a part-time capacity.

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March 27, 2012

Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, HR professionals review lessons learned. 

Ten years ago, Fred Alger Management Inc. was a highflying Wall Street investment company whose profitability was driven by the people who worked there. But when the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center collapsed in a devastating cloud of debris on Sept. 11, 2001, the core of Alger's staff, working on the 93rd floor in the doomed North Tower, perished.

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September 26, 2011