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Developing a ‘global mindset’ critical to successful international assignments, upwardly mobile executives

March 10th, 2011

When a company such as Walmart is expecting one of its future CEOs to advance from its overseas operations, it underscores the growing importance of upwardly mobile executives and managers to think and act globally, according to the Thunderbird School of Management’s Global Mindset®Institute. It’s becoming more critical to the career progression of executives and [Read more...]

NELI to hold OFCCP mid-year update webinar, will cover recent changes in audit procedures and litigation strategy

March 9th, 2011

The National Employment Law Institute (NELI) will hold a live, interactive Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) mid-year update webinar on March 24, 2011, and again on April 7 at the following times:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Central)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Pacific)

NELI notes [Read more...]

Study finds retaliating against one’s boss is more acceptable to employees if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction

March 9th, 2011

According to a study by labor relations expert David I. Levine, retaliating against one’s boss is more acceptable to employees if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction, rather than active efforts to harm an unfair boss. Levine’s study presents respondents with hypothetical scenarios and asks them to judge how acceptable they find [Read more...]

Employer’s refusal to calculate service member’s differential pay on a per diem basis didn’t violate USERRA

March 8th, 2011

A service member who alleged his employer improperly calculated his differential pay while he was deployed to active service in Iraq was unable to state a USERRA claim, the Seventh Circuit held, affirming a summary judgment ruling that the employer’s handling of his military deployment did not violate the Act (Gross v PPG Indus, Inc, [Read more...]

Gender make-up on corporate boards increases access to top executive positions for women

March 8th, 2011

Despite continued gains in low to mid-level management positions, women still struggle to break through the corporate glass ceiling for coveted top management positions. Today, women account for nearly half of the nation’s overall workforce but hold only 6 percent of corporate CEO and high-level executive roles. New research from the Kellogg School of Management [Read more...]