Human Resources

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Not content to write a one-paragraph mission statement for the lobby wall, Michael Dell had his leadership team craft a document called “The Soul of Dell.” It’s probably the longest statement of purpose an American corporation has ever crafted, and it serves as an internal benchmark for operations.
Even after years of making tough decisions, New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards still finds cutting players from the team one of his most difficult responsibilities. Edwards—who played in the NFL for 10 years before entering the coaching ranks—learned a lesson years back, when he was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles.

While most everyone considers a grandparent to be an especially cherished family member, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not generally include a grandparent in its definition of a family member. There is one exception, though. If the grandparent acted "in loco parentis" (i.e., on behalf of the parents in raising the child), then the FMLA may apply.

World War II news correspondent Ernie Pyle showed an extraordinary ability to write about the average GI’s thoughts, feelings and experiences.
If the people at your new job are ridiculously happy to see you, beware. You’ve just inherited a big mess. As early as the interview stage, you may see warnings. Look for problems like these:
You probably think you know your “people people.” They’re the nurturers, the team players, the diplomats. In truth, that ain’t the half of it. Researchers studied the psychological tests of more than 7,000 professionals and identified four aspects of “relational” work: influence, interpersonal facilitation, relational creativity and team leadership. Here’s what it means:
Use these “attitude guidelines” to focus yourself on the job:
Retaliating against employees for filing harassment complaints is an obvious no-no. But that doesn't mean employees automatically earn a "Do not touch" label ...
Issue: The EEOC is targeting employers who drag their heels on employees' disability accommodation requests.
Risk: Courts could see your delay tactics as illegal "constructive discharge" of disabled employees...
You can't stop employees and low-level supervisors from comparing notes and speculating about management's motivations; the right to complain is practically ...