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Social networking at work is a major risk with large costs
AccountingWEB
Its latest comprehensive report, 2011 National Business Ethics Survey of Social Networkers: New Risks and Opportunities at Work, included a series of questions about social networks and the people who use them. The intriguing findings on this subject led ERC to perform a follow-up survey in 2012 that focused on employees' social networking activities. The resulting report, National Business Ethics Survey of Social Networkers, found that the emergence of social networking has serious implications for the workplace.
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The 5 most dangerous legal mistakes HR makes
Business Management Daily
If you work in human resources, you carry a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders. But one small, simple misstep by HR or supervisors could cost your company hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. So what are the biggest HR legal risks to be aware of?
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Shifting politics, technology shape top business risks in 2014
Canadian HR Reporter
A more stable economy with modest economic growth is in the forecast for Canadian employers next year — but that doesn't mean 2014 will be without challenges. Ever-shifting political landscapes, technology and regulatory environments mean businesses will have to adapt to survive, according to a 2014 business risk forecast from law firm Borden Ladner Gervais.
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Executive compensation: Should you defer?
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CEOs face challenging business decisions every day. But at least once a year, in December, they, along with other corporate executives face a vexing choice that impacts them alone: Whether or not to defer a portion of their compensation. In part because of the higher tax environment we are currently in, the economic impact of this choice can be significant.
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How owners can reduce stress
Newsday
Running a small business can be stressful, particularly with the number of hours many owners put in. A recent survey by The Alternative Board found nearly one in five small business owners work 60-plus hours a week, and 76 percent have had symptoms of work-related stress. Finding ways to reduce your stress load can improve your mental and physical health and ultimately your bottom line.
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The real cost of bias and harassment
HR Morning
Every HR pro knows that bias and harassment are two things companies want to avoid. The folks over at The Network have put together a new infographic highlighting the true costs of workplace issues like bias and harassment. The following is a rundown of just how much those types of mistakes can cost.
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Study: Women employees suffer more in workplaces with gender inequality
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According to a recent study, female employees have a higher incidence of psychological distress than their male colleagues in workplaces where there are more men than women. The research begs the question: Would workplaces with a higher level of gender inequality benefit from an employee assistance program/plan?

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Survey reveals a surge in corporate sustainability reporting
GreenBiz
For the past 20 years, international accounting firm KPMG has been tracking the evolution of corporate sustainability reports. Recently, it revealed that a large majority of the world's biggest companies now produce the reports.

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Managing the risk of disruption in your supply chain
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
CFOs know that supply chain performance has a direct impact on the bottom line. From balancing supply with demand to managing availability of inventory to managing a global distribution network, even the slightest miscalculation or interruption can be the deciding factor in announcing a profitable or unprofitable quarter.

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Crisis management by firing executives: There's a better way
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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein
For decades startups were managed by pretending the company would follow a predictable path (revenue plan, scale, etc.) and being continually surprised when it didn’t. That’s the definition of insanity. Luckily most startups now realize there is a better way.

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Mind your mobile: 2014's challenges (and solutions) for mobile government
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For many government IT managers, "mobility" has gone from a buzzword to a business imperative. An increasingly mobile workforce, increasing security concerns and the consumerization of the enterprise present challenges agencies barely imagined five years ago. And the pace of change shows no sign of slowing in 2014. In fact, there are some imminent developments which could take mobility new directions.
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