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The Trivago Man: Rumpled pitchman helps website gain following among travelers

The Trivago Man: Rumpled pitchman helps website gain following among travelers

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2014 – You read our rant about the Trivago Man in our previous article. (Or should have.) Not only is this one of the weirdest ad campaigns we can remember. It turns out there’s actually some method to the madness. Just what is Trivago? After our initial, wildly negative reaction to the

David Gregory on NBC News

NBC let David Gregory go, no explanation needed

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 — Firing personnel is the hardest action any supervisor must take. The act of firing personnel in private industry is very different than it is in government. In government, the merit system protects employees from being fired unless the justification for doing so is extremely persuasive. The documentation of how an employee

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First-line supervisors v. managers – Part two

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 — Last week, we talked about the differences between first-line supervisors and senior managers. We noted that first-level supervisors differ from senior managers in that managers learn the overall goals, precisely define the tasks that must be performed within those goals, and then clearly define their own role within those tasks. READ

LGBT Divorce Issues

LGBT marriage, divorce, and overall legal chaos

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 — Marriage in the LGBT community is a constant uphill battle. With legislation often leaning against their rights, many find it difficult to become legally wed with their significant other. And now, in the age of modern marriage, the problem has extended to divorce. Equal protection of the law, a clause written

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