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Drug Use at Work: Should it be Encouraged?

For many business leaders, the term 'artificial intelligence' will inspire thoughts of robots assembling parts or super computers mining data. But what of the notion of artificially enhancing human workers' own minds and bodies, including the CEO's?

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Implementing Effective Sexual Harassment Policies in the Workplace

In the wake of sexual harassment claims made against Fox News chief Roger Ailes, it is important for businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of developing and implementing a sexual harassment policy that protects both employees and employers in the workplace.

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How to Prepare Now for the Overtime Final Rule this Winter

A new Labor Department regulation known as the Overtime Final Rule will effectively double minimum salary requirements for hourly workers, starting December 1. Employers should start now to properly classify workers in advance of the new regulations to avoid unnecessary salary increases and ensure workers are doing their jobs effectively.

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Could Women Help Manufacturers Fill the Skills Gap?

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Due to the growing skills gap and an aging workforce, U.S. manufacturers will need to fill an estimated 3.5 million jobs in the coming decade. As companies look ahead to address the growing talent shortage, many experts say women could be the key to strengthening the manufacturing workforce.

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Employee Rewards that Mean More Than Money and How to Use Them

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When engaging and inspiring employees, money is only part of the motivation. Money can’t buy loyalty—it merely “rents” it. Far greater motivation can be found in “other rewards”—especially career development.

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How to Respond to and Mitigate the Risks of the New Overtime Rules

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President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced recently the Final Rule on regulations which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers by the end of 2017. While the rule could provide an income boost for many workers, it may also present some challenges and a higher cost of labor for many employers.

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Recent Lawsuits Highlight the Risks of Using Contract Workers

Recent lawsuits against companies such as Uber and FedEx have highlighted the growing risks of using independent contractors. While using contractors can come with many cost-saving benefits, companies must ensure those workers qualify as independent contractors under federal and state laws.

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How Agile Are You When it Comes to Talent?

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CEOs know they need to keep their companies nimble, able to anticipate and quickly adapt to change, and to pivot in response to industry shifts without having to rebuild culture from scratch. But the talent you need tomorrow won’t necessarily be what you need today.

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