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A strong workplace search policy can safeguard against employee theft and other wrongdoing, but it must be applied fairly and consistently. To ensure search policies don't end up as fodder for employee lawsuits, employers must recognize the difference between legal searches and unreasonable invasions of privacy.
Romance may be in the air at your workplace this Valentine’s Day. A 2011 survey by CareerBuilder.com found that 40% of those polled said they have dated a co-worker. But while Cupid shoots arrows, workplace romances often blow up in a liability minefield.

A working mom writes that she likes her job and feels lucky to have it. But, she says, “I feel chained to the job and out of the loop at home and everywhere ... Working part time is not an option. Any advice for finding a better balance?”

Have you seen a lot more empty seats around the workplace these days? When asked to share the most unusual excuses their employees have given for missing work, employers offered the following real-life examples ...

Once upon a time, a company imagined a future where music, video and books were all digital, instantly available through a hand-held gadget. It saw itself as a big seller of that digital content. No, we’re not talking about Apple, but about Barnes & Noble.

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S., and much of it revolves around the workplace. Employers must erect legal defenses, including safeguarding employees' Social Security numbers, as prescribed by many state statutes.
You might have heard of foursquare, the location-based social media tool. But if you’re not using it for business, you’re missing out on a powerful marketing and engagement tool that can help any business—large or small—tell its brand story to a new category of consumer.
Achieving collaboration in Microsoft Word is possible using a few different methods. Depending on how familiar the collaborators are with “redlining,” some of these may work better than others.

How important is the Internet to younger workers’ lives? Very. For example, in a re­­cent eye-opening study of college students and young professionals, one in three considers the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter.

Darn that groundhog! If it knew what payroll administrators know about looming W-2 deadlines, it would never come out of its den. Paper W-2s are due to the Social Security Administration by the end of the month; e-filed forms are due by April 2.
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