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  • Friday October 16, 2009

    Take advantage of age diversity, leverage its strengths

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    A human resources manager I know recently offered up a compelling example of the differences in attitude among the generations in the workplace today. She was working with an intern who had landed a full-time position with the company.

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  • Friday August 21, 2009

    Talent on a Shoestring: Internships offer win-win opportunity for employers and students

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    In an economy weighed down by uncertainty, layoffs and hiring freezes, smart companies in the Rochester area and across the country are turning to a group of highly motivated laborers willing to work hard for next to nothing and have fun doing it: interns.

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  • Friday July 3, 2009

    Make use of tools, training for effective appraisals

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    I wrote this “want ad” in 2001 as part of a two-part series on performance reviews. Eight years later, it’s clear that the performance review process for many managers remains a complex, paper-based system.

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  • Friday May 22, 2009

    Find innovative approaches for tackling compensation

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    If your organization is tinkering with its compensation programs, you’re not alone. According to a recent WorldatWork survey of more than 1,000 U.S. companies, more than half report changing the 2009 projected salary budget increases in light of the current economic situation.

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  • Sunday April 5, 2009

    New law gives women better chance at equal pay

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    In 1979, Lilly Ledbetter accepted a supervisor job at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Of the four supervisors at the plant, Ledbetter was the only female. In 1998, she received an anonymous note listing the four supervisors' salaries. Hers was $3,727 per month.

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