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June 15, 2015

SHRM 2015 Session Preview – What Works at Work

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is holding their annual conference and exposition in Las Vegas from June 28 – July 1 this year, and thousands of HR professionals are expected to attend. The annual SHRM Conference is the largest of its kind, and a great place to network, learn new skills, and hear […]

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May 12, 2015

Total Rewards 2015 Conference and Exhibition

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time once again to attend the annual WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference, being held in Minneapolis, MN May 18-20. The theme for this year’s conference is “Grow”, as in growing ideas, inspiration, and innovation. Naturally many of the sessions focus on creating a work environment that is ready for […]

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November 28, 2014

Working Around Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online storefronts like Amazon, Zappos, and Macy’s trot out their best holiday deals, has become a bigger event in the retail world than Black Friday. Sales for Cyber Monday hit $2.9 billion last year alone, totaling 31.5% more than Black Friday sales figures, and this year is poised […]

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November 6, 2014

Isaac Asimov on Creativity in the Workplace

Apart from being a legendary author, the unqualified master of science-fiction, and an eerily accurate futurist, Isaac Asimov was also an accomplished essayist, and a heretofore unseen essay of his on the nature of creativity was recently unearthed by Arthur Obermayer, his close friend and former colleague. How Do People Get New Ideas? Published for […]

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May 20, 2014

Battling Veteran Unemployment

I was recently watching Brian Williams and ran into a story about Command Sergeant Major Martin Barreras, who died in a Texas hospital over the weekend from injuries sustained in an attack while serving in the Afghan province of Herat. He held one of the most coveted enlisted ranks in the Army—similar to the Roman […]

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