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Age Does Not Dictate Talent, Drive, or Success

I recently wrote that we shouldn’t overlook the contributions the younger generation can make. In business, we often assume that experience equates with success and therefore conclude it’s unlikely that a 20-something can make a significant contribution. I think that’s complete hogwash, but so is assuming people can’t have a major career breakthrough in the second half of their work life.

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Be Careful About Job Titles and Duties When It Comes to Pay Decisions

Yesterday, Attorney Jeff Hurt of Foulston Siefkin, LLP, took us through the recent Riser v. QEP Energy pay bias case. The upshot is that a longtime—and excellent—employee will get her day in court on multiple discrimination claims against her former employer, QEP Energy Company.

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Recent Court Case Illustrates Employer’s Pay Missteps

Equal pay for equal work remains more a platitude than a reality in the United States, with women still earning just 77 cents for each dollar a man makes. However, as a recent court case illustrates, there are some solid remedies available to women who experience unfair pay disparities.

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Ask the Right Questions—Find the Right Answers

Many leaders believe they must have all the answers—that it’s their responsibility to have the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. In my estimation, it’s more important to ask the right questions than it is to always have the answer.

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Performance Management Survey—What’s Really Happening?

Performance management is not only important for identifying your high potential employees, but it also has a great impact on your compensation programs and documentation practices. What’s happening with performance management in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Wooden’s Pyramid of Success—What Are Your Cornerstones?

I’ve been accused of too often writing about sports in this blog. I guess that’s because sports have been such a big part of my life as a participant, coach, and spectator—but also because I subscribe to the idea that sports imitate life. In sports, as in life, there is success and there is failure. And in sports, it’s often easy to see what leads to one or the other. Studying the actions that lead to either success or failure makes learning happen.

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As Skills Demand Rises, so Do Demands for Raises

If your managers are not already fielding requests from employees for raises and promotions, they soon may be, according to a recent Accountemps survey. An improving economy and higher demand for skilled workers means professionals are more confident in their job prospects—and they’re on the hunt for bigger paychecks and loftier titles.

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Shhhh…Should Employees’ Salaries Be Kept Secret?

Picture this: A manager calls his subordinates into a conference room and asks them to write down their salary and pin it to a board for everyone to see. Just the idea of this is cringe worthy …and compelling. It was, in fact, the premise of the 2012 British reality television show “Show Me Your Money.”

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Fake Job References—Has the World Really Come to This?!

The other day I heard about a company that provides fake references for job applicants, renters, and others. And from what I understand, the length it goes to in order to “lie” on behalf of its clients is unbelievable—even if the references it provides are believable.

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Pay for Exempts Who Leave Midday?

Yesterday, we looked at how to properly calculate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for employees who work nonstandard shifts. Today, we present a related question: What happens when an exempt employee comes into work for just part of the day before having to leave?

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