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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. HRPeople did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What Jobs Will the Stimulus Create?

    What Jobs Will the Stimulus Create?
    In his first address to Congress, President Barack Obama put his top priority for America’s beleaguered workers in simple terms: “Now is the time to jumpstart job creation.” The work of reversing the labor economy’s slide will not be so simple. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act seeks to bring timely relief to 11.6 million unemployed Americans and 734,000 discouraged workers ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Why We Can’t Afford Disengaged Employees – Especially Now

    The importance of engaging employees in the workplace continues to grow – with new content published daily (including from yours truly), conferences, and even a dedicated online professional network – all discussing (and preaching) the positive aspects of engagement on employee morale, productivity, and the bottom line. The estimated business cost of employee disengagement is a staggering $300 billion! Think of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    You Don’t Have To Blog To Rise Up

    You Don’t Have To Blog To Rise Up
    I know my blog has certainly helped me rise up. Other’s blogs have helped them rise up. I am going to an unconference that is going to focus on HR people who are interested in blogging. Someone may ask me if they should start a blog. In the past, my answer was an unhesitant yes. Of course you should. Why shouldn’t ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Industry Experts Answer Your Question

    Industry Experts Answer Your Question
    Q I'm the managing director of a city-centre based recruitment consultancy that has been operating for the past 12 years. The company has expanded steadily, in large part because of the hard work and dedication of our core team of staff. We want to reward our staff and boost team morale with long term incentives. The business is now in a ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Labor Dept: Fewer workers killed on job in 2007

     Labor Dept: Fewer workers killed on job in 2007
    The number of workers killed on the job annually dropped to a historic low in 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Wednesday. The number of worker deaths dropped to 5,488 last year — the fewest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track in 1992. That's down 6 percent from the 5,840 deaths reported in 2006. Still, the government ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Public, Private Pay Gap Grows

    Public, Private Pay Gap Grows
    The pay gap between government workers and lower-compensated private employees is growing as public employees enjoy sizable benefit growth even in a distressed economy, federal figures show. Public employees earned benefits worth an average of $13.38 an hour in December 2008, the latest available data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says. Private-sector workers got $7.98 an hour. Overall, total compensation ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Five Empowering Procrastination Tips

    Five Empowering Procrastination Tips
    One of the most destructive effects of procrastination is the fact that it makes you feel out of control. Procrastination is like an 'invisible force' that keeps you from doing the very things you know you must do. With the increasing demands on our time and attention there seems to be an increase in procrastination as a chronic problem, especially amongst ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ready to Hire? You Have Many Employee Options

    Ready to Hire? You Have Many Employee Options
    NEW YORK - Even though the economy is still suffering and many small businesses won't be hiring for some time, some companies are thinking about taking on more workers. The question for many is, what kind? Some business owners will hire full-time or part-time employees, while others will consider going the independent contractor route. Temps are another option. Each kind of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Things I’ve Learned Watching Undercover Boss

    The Things I’ve Learned Watching Undercover Boss
    I have to confess.  I wasn’t going to write an “Undercover Boss” post because everyone else already has.  But Bryon Abramowitz over at The HR Technologist blog is doing a special HR Carnival – Undercover Boss Edition.  I like supporting the carnival, so I’m caving in writing a post about the show. Just in case you’ve been out of the loop, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Yahoo to Cut 10% of Workers

    Yahoo to Cut 10% of Workers
    Not surprisingly, Yahoo just reported third-quarter earnings that were weak but not as awful as some might have expected. However, the company said layoffs of at least 10% of the staff of 14,300 will begin in the fourth quarter—about what reports had anticipated. They will be part, but not all, of a sweeping cost-cutting effort that is intended to reduce its ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    HR in Shining Armour

    HR in Shining Armour
    It's a tough time for HR. The current economic recession is the deepest one experienced since the post-Second World War period. It is producing cuts and layoffs, as businesses everywhere seek to reduce costs and maintain profits. As the new year begins to a shaky start, many HR service providers are just starting to get a picture of the turmoil's likely ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Calling it Quits: When Is Enough, Enough?

    Calling it Quits: When Is Enough, Enough?
    We've all had one of those days — when we hit the snooze button a few extra times, when our stomach muscles clench as the office comes into view and when everything our bosses and co-workers do seems part of a conspiracy to push us over the edge. Most workers have fantasized about quitting at one time or another. But how ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Budgeting in 6 Easy Steps

    Budgeting in 6 Easy Steps
    A survey by Charles Schwab finds that 45 percent of 23- to 28-year-olds said they wished they knew more about living within a budget before they started working. That's a lot of young people worrying about their financial management skills. Follow these steps, and you'll quickly master the art of living within your means. STEP 1. Categorize your spending: You can't ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Ways to Get the Most from a 360 Degree Leadership Assessment

    10 Ways to Get the Most from a 360 Degree Leadership Assessment
    A 360 degree leadership assessment is one of the most effective ways to get feedback from your employees, peers, and managers against a set of pre-defined leadership competencies. Having debriefed these for hundreds of managers, and taken a number of different 360s myself, I’ve discovered some best practices that have worked for me and others. Here are 10 tips for getting ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

    Are You Emotionally Intelligent?
    We all know people who have masses of academic qualifications yet somehow just don’t get it right in the world of work. They are not easy people to be with and tend to misread situations. They say the wrong thing, upset people (often completely unintentionally) and therefore don’t always get as many opportunities as people who are emotionally intelligent. They are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good

    Why Chocolate Does a Body Good
    “Here’s to feeling good all the time,” declares Kramer in one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. He’s smoking and drinking when he says it, but for those of us on a more positive health path, there are plenty of other ways to do just that (or at least get close). Consider endorphins, the chemicals that transmit information from one cell ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Playing the Job-Hunt Game: Do You Want an HR Third-Party Recruiter?

    Playing the Job-Hunt Game: Do You Want an HR Third-Party Recruiter?
    The tables have turned, and you are now considering working with an HR third-party recruiter as a candidate. Don't be one of those HR people who assumes to know it all when it comes to recruiting. It's probably been a while since you conducted your last search. Refresh yourself with these rules before you start knocking on doors. Who Do ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?