Workforce Management

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Articles from Vol. 86, No. 5, March 12

5 QUESTIONS for Ed Reilly
Ed ReillyPresident,American Management AssociationFor Ed Reilly, the coming demographic shift in the U.S. workforce is elementary. Or rather, it is summed up by his experience decades ago in a Bronx, New York, elementary school. Reilly, president of...
At J&j, Smokers Keep Flame Alive despite New Ban
LIGHTING UPJohnson & Johnson banned smoking on its properties in January, and since then employees who smoke have had to brave the elements and improve their map reading skills.During a recent workday, an employee for Johnson & Johnson with a...
Closing China's Leadership Gap
A dearth of experienced leaders has led many organizations in China's booming economy to HASTILY PROMOTE YOUNG, UNSEASONED EMPLOYEES-a practice that jeopardizes business strategy and global succession planning. Can a stronger focus on development and...
Drug Study Taps Counseling to Cut Harmful Interactions
MULTIPLE MEDICATIONSEmployers who have succeeded in getting their employees to manage a chronic illness by taking necessary prescription medicine now face a new dilemma: harmful drug cocktails consumed by patients who are treating several chronic conditions...
Eeoc Campaign Takes Aim at Race, Color Bias
DISCRIMINATIONAlmost one year ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an initiative to target systemic discrimination by pursuing pattern and practice cases and class actions.Late last month, the agency indicated that racial discrimination...
Event Calendar
For more listings, go to workforce.com/calendarConferences and forums you'll want to put on your scheduleMARCH 13New YorkHR Professional DevelopmentThe National Human Resources Association will host this event for HR professionals and executives to learn...
Legal Briefings
TERMINATION FOR UNDIAGNOSED HEALTH PROBLEMSDOES AN EMPLOYEE displaying health-related problems and who provides his or her employer with sufficient notice of a serious health condition qualify for the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act?That...
Limits of Diversity Program Revealed
A Florida city preaches tolerance, but officials fire the city manager after news of his planned sex change surfacesEven though he was fired alter word got out that he was planning to have a sex-change operation, the city manager of I .argo, Florida,...
Office Training
THE LAST WORDManagement truisms seem to come up on just about every episode of NBC's The Office.IF YOUR WORK long enough, chances are you will see all sorts of craw behavior manifest itself in the day-to-day grind of office work (ask me someday about...
Too Much Technology
IN THE MAIL | from our readersIN THE JANUARY 29, 2007, edition of Workforce Management, there is an article about collaborative technology ('Tour co-worker, your teacher: Collaborative technology speeds peer-peer learning"). One area of the article particularly...
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