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What can ants teach us about our own corporate ladder?

May 2, 2013
A new study out of Switzerland finds carpenter ant colonies have some startling similarities with the structure of our own corporate ladder.

You're my colleague. Will you be my Valentine?

Feb 14, 2013
Despite advice to the contrary, work colleagues frequently date each other. That can give HR a headache and lead to corporate policies barring office romance.
Despite advice to the contrary, work colleagues frequently date each other. That can give HR a headache and lead to corporate policies barring office romance.
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Understanding your salary: Are you a pork belly or a sausage?

Aug 22, 2012
Do you work in a commodity job or are you a customized good. Take our quiz to find out; your salary could depend on it.

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

Jul 6, 2012
The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Jun 8, 2012
Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Face-to-face interactions are becoming increasingly rare as more employers rely on computers to screen potential employees.
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