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The HR Specialist

Po Bronson—The New York Times best-selling author of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing—is a big fan of using small teams to tackle big projects. But surely the smaller the team, the more critical the role of the team leader, right? Wrong.

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It’s never easy for managers to confront an employee whose performance is slipping or who has begun making more mistakes. Here are some key rules of engagement.

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A new survey of LinkedIn members found that 85% of employees may be either passively or actively seeking a new job—and that most workers who changed jobs recently did so because they thought jumping ship was their best shot at career advancement.

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What percentage of men and women in the three largest working-age generational cohorts say they want to be a top manager someday?

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President Obama has signed two executive orders that the White House says will promote pay equity for American workers.

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Using Garamond in your documents instead of other common fonts could reduce printing costs by 25%. Garamond’s thinner strokes need less ink, according to a study published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.

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With their batteries and brains recharged, employees are generally more productive after a vacation, according to a survey of HR managers.

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Legislation passed April 3 by the House of Representatives defines a full-time job as averaging 40 hours per week, up from 30 hours specified in the Affordable Care Act.

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The Motley Fool offers its readers serious financial advice, but the Alexandria, Va., publisher doesn’t take itself seriously at all. To wit, the following, which recently began appearing in the company’s job ads, just under the usual EEO policy statement …

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As the Affordable Care Act’s March 31 deadline loomed for individuals to sign up for health insurance, 38% of the public viewed the law favorably and 46% opposed it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

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