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UNC Cheating Scandal: Student-Athletes Took 'Paper Classes' For Good Grades

University of North Carolina employees were found Wednesday to have orchestrated an 18-year cheating scandal to help 3,100 students get good grades …

Avon’s Ugly China Bribery Probe Ends With a $135 Million Settlement

Avon, the cosmetics maker with door-to-door saleswomen, once had high hopes for China. In 2006 it was among the first companies to obtain a license …

Detergent Packets Called a Poison Risk

Study Examined Incidents of Children Ingesting Soap Pods<p>Laundry-detergent capsules like the ones popularized by Procter & Gamble Co.’s Tide Pods pose serious poisoning risks to young children, according to a new medical study, which calls on manufacturers to make modifications so that the products …

Like a Rolling Stone

A charge of rape at UVA unravels, and so does a political narrative.<p>Rolling Stone magazine has now acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article it published last month about an alleged premeditated gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely made sensational …

US watchdog fines Avon $135m for China bribes

<b>Beauty company Avon has been fined $135m (£87m) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying out bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.</b><p>Avon's Chinese subsidiary paid out $8m from 2004 to 2008 in order to obtain a direct selling licence, said the SEC in a statement.<p>The payments included …

Good management to successfully plan yearly appraisals

The article title might, perhaps, give away all-too frequent problems in HR. Let’s try starting with a question: is (good) performance something that …

5 Steps to Effective Delegation — SitePoint

But although it may be necessary, delegation can be a very difficult step for many business owners. Some of the hurdles we may have to jump in order …

Do You Know When to Delegate?

by Lauren Keller Johnson<p>You know that a key part of any executive's or manager's job is helping subordinates develop professionally—including honing …

Are annual appraisals losing impact?

The appraisals are only relevant or acceptable to baby boomers and generation X. Gen Y and the new younger people will reject this form of contract. …

14 Tactics for Reading People's Body Language | Inc.com

Whether someone's lying to you, hitting on you, or bossing you around, you can read their intent and emotional state in their body language--if you know what to pay attention to.<p>According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55 percent of what you convey comes from body language, 38 percent from the …

These 8 Questions Reveal The Most About If You’ll Get A Job

You’ve prepared for the traditional questions, and maybe a few curveballs, but these favorite questions from those doing the hiring tell them more about you than you’ll realize you’re divulging.<p>Most of us prepare for an interview by polishing up our resumes and practicing answers to questions like, …

10 examples for good ways to ‘Tell me about yourself’

You know it’s coming.<p>It’s the most feared question during any job interview: Do you think I would look good in a cowboy hat?<p>Just kidding. The real …

Employment

33 Questions Employers Ask At Interviews

The current economic climate and changing job market has started to alter the types of questions employers ask in an interview.<p><b>RELATED</b>: <b>Have an</b> …

How To Improve Your Relationships At Work

A lot of our time during the week is spent at work, which can sometimes be a very stressful environment. Positive relationships with our coworkers can contribute to making the work environment a more enjoyable place to be. If your relationships at work need improvement, then it’s important that you …

4 Things the World's Best Managers Do to Hire the World's Best People | Inc.com

In 1997, I wrote a book based on what I observed the best managers did to attract, assess, recruit, manage and develop the people they hired. This collective process eventually became known as Performance-based Hiring. Not surprisingly, the process mapped closely to Gallup's 1999 Q12 list of …

Recruiting, Sourcing, and HR Articles Events

Turn the Tables and Interview Your Recruiting Firms<p>by Abraham Penuelas<p>4 Pieces of Advice from One Working Mom to Another<p>by Terra Vicario<p>How to …

Corporate social responsibility or corporate self promotion?

<b>The modern era of CSR – corporate social responsibility – arguably began in 1953 when Howard Bowen published his seminal book</b> <i>Social Responsibilities</i> …

5 Most Publicized Ethics Violations By CEOs

High-profile downfalls of corporate CEOs are not a new phenomenon. But legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley makes corporate oversight and protection of shareholder rights by the board of directors a priority. It also uncovers an increasingly alarming set of CEO ethics violations, many of which land …

A Guide To The Rana Plaza Tragedy, And Its Implications, In Bangladesh

One year ago today, April 24, the world watched with horror as a concrete building known as “Rana Plaza” cracked, buckled and ultimately collapsed atop the garment workers inside its factories. It would turn out to be the worst accident in the garment industry anywhere. More than 1,100 people were …

White House’s Powerful New PSA Implores Men to Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens

The White House's new PSA is a call to action for men who see sexual assault about to happen, and asks them to do something to stop it.<p>As part of the …

Trouble At Toyota

On Dec. 6 of last year, Sayaka Kobayashi sent a letter by e-mail to Dennis C. Cuneo, senior vice-president of Toyota North America. The letter gave a …

The new threat: 'Racism without racists'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result.<p>They showed people a photograph of two white men fighting, one unarmed and another holding a knife. Then they showed another photograph, this one of a white man with a knife …

Walmart Accepted Clothing from Banned Bangladesh Factories | Business Ethics

<b>by Michael Grabell, ProPublica</b><p>Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, retailers have faced mounting pressure …