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    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist

    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist
    As a job applicant over 40 who is making his/her way through the world of work in an uncertain time, are you portraying yourself as the truly confident, capable person you are? Whether you’re trying to land a job, advance your career or hold onto the position you have right now, you need to be sure you’re presenting the best you ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Keeping the Old and the New

    Keeping the Old and the New
    You have a staff morale problem: Existing employees are upset over the high salaries and incentives being offered to new employees. These incentives have become critical to your recruiting success. How do you keep everyone happy without jeopardizing your recruiting efforts? What the Expert says: Recruiters have learned to get creative in order to find and hire top talent. As part ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    U.S. House Passes Two 'Fair Pay' Bills

    U.S. House Passes Two 'Fair Pay' Bills
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Both bills now go to the Senate for consideration. President-elect Barack Obama is expected to sign both bills if they reach his desk. The Ledbetter bill (H.R. 11) would essentially negate a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited a woman’s ability ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Doodling Can Boost Brainpower

    How Doodling Can Boost Brainpower
    It seems those of us who covered our school books with scribbles may not have had an entirely wasted education. For doodling may actually be good for the brain, scientists claim. Far from being a sign of inattention, it is thought to focus the mind and stop daydreaming, allowing people to persevere with dull tasks. Researcher Jackie Andrade, who conducted a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn

    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn
    According to Vault.com’s (www.vault.com) “Workday Cutbacks” survey, 80% of employees are changing their workday food and drink habits in the face of the current economic crisis. Large numbers are cutting back when it comes to daily expenditures and also weighing more considerable changes in order to save money. “Regardless of their industry or career path, American workers are clearly reacting to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery

    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. "People are going through a very tough time right now," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And I ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Secret to Making Cost Savings Stick

    The Secret to Making Cost Savings Stick
    Of the 90% of organizations that are cutting costs this year only a small fraction will likely retain those savings for three years or longer In the wake of the global credit crisis, companies have been cutting costs on a dramatic scale, with many indicating plans to make further cuts. A recent survey of more than 120 of the Corporate Executive ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?

    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?
    What if you found a pill that would: * -Increase both the span and quality of your life * -Cut in half your risk for heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer * -Alleviate mental anxiety and depression * -Increase muscle tone and heart function * -Decrease your blood pressure * -Increase your immunity * -Increase your mental clarity (which, of course, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Voters Offered Free Starbucks Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bubbly...

    Voters Offered Free Starbucks Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bubbly...
    If the contest between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama wasn't enough to get you to brave long lines at the polls, how about the prospect of free products? These are some of the freebies that companies are offering customers who participate in the electoral process: • Ben & Jerry's will give voters free ice cream. • Starbucks will ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Benefits Execs Prefer Obama's Health-Care Plan

    Benefits Execs Prefer Obama's Health-Care Plan
    Corporate benefits executives by a wide margin prefer Senator Barack Obama's health-care reform proposal, which would compel all employers to offer health insurance, over Senator John McCain's proposed repeal of the tax exclusion for employer–based health coverage, according to a newly released survey. Bottom line, however: Benefits officers aren't wild about either option. The Washington law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered, ...
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    McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business

     McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business
    WASHINGTON - John McCain said Democratic rival Barack Obama is bad for business in a speech to small business owners. McCain said Tuesday that Obama's policies would mean higher taxes and higher overhead costs. The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also criticized Obama for pledging to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. McCain said small businesses make the economy run and that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Not Giving Up BlackBerry Without a Fight

    Obama Not Giving Up BlackBerry Without a Fight
    George W Bush was forced to give up email when he was sworn in as President in case hackers broke into his system and worries all documents would have to be kept as presidential records. But Obama told CBNC he is struggling to keep the Blackberry so he can maintain contact with the outside world. "They're going to pry it out ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Economy's Upside Surprise

    The Economy's Upside Surprise
    For the U.S. economy, the surprises keep coming. One day after the release of a report that showed an unexpected surge in orders for durable manufactured goods in July (BusinessWeek.com, 8/27/08), another government report showed a much larger-than-expected jump in second-quarter gross domestic product. But economists aren't ready to start uncorking the champagne just yet: Another report released on Aug. 28 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    CEOs Get Fewer Perks

    CEOs Get Fewer Perks
    It may still be good to be king, but increasingly the job is coming with fewer perks. In its third annual study of fringe benefits for chief executives, compensation research firm Equilar found that the median values of seven of the nine major CEO perquisites that it tracks—from personal aircraft use to country club memberships—were down or remained flat from 2006 ...
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    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets

    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets
    SEATTLE - Here's the scenario: It's Friday night, and what began as an innocent happy-hour margarita morphed into a few pitchers. After all, those tacos were salty. Bidding friends adieu, you jump in a cab, head home and decide a quick e-mail check is in order. And there it is: a message from your ex. Or your boss. Or that friend ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The New Flextime: Summers Off?

    The New Flextime: Summers Off?
    I am deep in a fantasy. It is a new kind of fantasy for me, having nothing to do with the obtaining of something Marc Jacobs or the receiving of a free night’s stay (room service included) at the Four Seasons. No, this fantasy is of an entirely different order. It involves the new currency in the workplace. The cushiest and ...
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    Retiring in stages: Boomers get more options

    Retiring in stages: Boomers get more options
    Not ready to retire just yet? Consider asking your boss if you can work part-time or telecommute. A study released Wednesday by Hewitt Associates found 61 percent of U.S. companies have or will develop programs that let workers retire in stages. The programs are intended to hold onto the experience of baby boomers, and ease the difficulty of replacing their skills. ...
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    Do You Have a Rahm Emanuel on Your Staff?

    Do You Have a Rahm Emanuel on Your Staff?
    President-elect Barack Obama radiates a cool, steady calmness. Watching him from afar, you cannot imagine him coming down hard on people to get things done; this is not his style and he knows it. That's why he chose as his chief of staff a man who according to NPR's Morning Editio loves to "win." Brash, bold and abrasive, Rahm Emanuel, a ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week

    The number of people signing up for jobless benefits declined last week, the third straight drop from a six-year high reached earlier this month, the government said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 425,000, down 10,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported. That was a slightly better figure than the 427,000 analysts expected. The four-week ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?