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The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies

(Source: hbr.org)

Too many companies’ HR policies are overly restrictive. Such policies are often convoluted and overly paternal, and attempt to control the behavior of regular people through rules designed to rein in the “bad apples.” Although a small percentage of employees may try to take advantage of more flexible or generous policies, designing your HR policies with such people in mind isn’t the answer. 1,323 more words

Money Matters

Prescriptions and Descriptions

At the beginning of My Fair Lady, the linguist Professor Henry Higgins at first seems to be fairly innocent, annotating the language of those around him. 409 more words

On Editing

Throwback Thursday ~ Context Message Me

Originally published December 3, 2013

Yesterday, I saw several friends and organizations re-posting this article (and others like it) on Facebook. The gist of the article is about teaching the Gettysburg Address to students in a “stand alone” sort of way without teaching that it has anything to do with the Civil War.   447 more words

Bible Study

Review - Differin Gel 0.1%

Photo taken from official Differin website

Differin Gel contains a powerful prescription-strength retinoid called adapalene in concentrations of both 0.1% and 0.3% respectively.

According to their official website, “adapalene adjusts the speed of skin cell turnover to make sure your skin goes through the right process, creating a healthier environment for skin. 774 more words

Skincare

Reading: Data Driven, by J. Dearborn

The author aims to draw out some insights from her past experience in implementing data analytics to improve sales performance in her organisation. I particularly appreciate the style of using a fictional story, of a company struggling to improve their sales and their eventual adoption of data analytics, allowing most readers to empathise with the protagonist, as well as relate the situations to the readers’ workplace. 1,152 more words

Fun

​Izzit? – Lexicography, lexicographers, and the words they put in dictionaries

Two articles from the New York Times on lexicography, lexicographers, and the words they put in dictionaries.

Jennifer Schuessler talks to Kory Stamper, a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, the USA’s foremost dictionary publisher. 274 more words

Izzit