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Holiday Work Parties: Just Forego the Mistletoe

The holiday season is the best time of year to recognize and thank employees for their dedication and hard work.  However, this year’s barrage of sexual harassment headlines may have some nervous employers contemplating going all Grinch on their staff and canceling the festivities.  What happens if the combination of party buzz, mistletoe, and fancy dress turns into post-holiday dread: …

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Hiring the Next-Generation Workforce

    Earlier this month, Automation:  Preparing for a Next Generation Workforce outlined some of the advantages and disadvantages of the increased focus and reliance on mechanical and software automation technologies to replace routine tasks.  When a company is considering investing in automation or AI (artificial intelligence) technology, what are some considerations for managers regarding human resource requirements for future-forward …