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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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    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 ...
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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 over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Will a Promotion Price Me Out of Future Jobs?

    Will a Promotion Price Me Out of Future Jobs?
    Dear Liz, I'm happy at my job (and face it, happy to have a job right now) as a technical writer for a software company. I've been offered a promotion to manager of the group at a nice salary bump. My only reservation about accepting the promotion is that I don't want to find myself out of a job at some ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Employees Really to Blame?

    More than 244 million private records have been lost by companies and government agencies since 2005 with almost all of these losses being blamed on employees’ risky behavior. However, before assigning blame, organizations might want to take a look in the mirror, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study by the Information Risk Executive Council (IREC), a program of the Corporate Executive ...
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    Kicking the Crap Out of the Benefits World, One Test at a Time

    Kicking the Crap Out of the Benefits World, One Test at a Time
    I kicked the crap out of my first Certified Employee Benefits Specialist exam today. Group Health Plan Design: I OWN YOU. I own you so much that I can tell my readers: • It's generally thought of as a bad thing when people who actually need insurance sign up for it; so much so that this concept is referred to as ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How I Spent My PTO

    How I Spent My PTO
    Who doesn't need a paid vacation? Whether you use your hard earned PTO to jetset around the world or just kick it in bed with chips and dip, HRPeople wants to know the details. Snap some shots of your exciting/mediocre PTO and share with the community unless you are in fact using your PTO because you’re sick, but seriously, who does ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Feds Consider Getting Truckers on a Health Convoy

    Feds Consider Getting Truckers on a Health Convoy
    You think your coworkers are unhealthy? An Associated Press story details the health problems of truckers, already a tough-to-keep breed. One local example: Gordon Trucking Inc., based in Pacific, Wash., has been providing tips in its monthly company newsletter about eating healthy on the road. "We are interested in the health of our drivers because anytime a driver isn't healthy, that ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Coping Better with Less These Days

    I’ve been trying to focus on the positive despite constant media attention to the economic crisis. And I’ve found an upside to the down economy: we’re learning to live with less ‘stuff.’ To help us cope better with less, business & life coach Steve Davis advocates that instead of continually amassing more stuff, we learn how to better use what we ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CEOs See More Pink Slips Ahead

    CEOs See More Pink Slips Ahead
    Nearly one-third of the country's top executives expect to cut payrolls in the coming months as companies cope with a weakened economy dogged by housing, credit and financial problems. At the same time, a survey by the Business Roundtable, released Thursday, showed that most executives expect sales and capital investment to remain at current levels or even improve over the next ...
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    "It's the Employees, Stupid!"

    Here’s a depressing statistic: according to an online study of client-side marketers, only 20% of 198 respondents made sure that employees outside of the marketing department were kept informed of the company’s marketing strategy “all or most of the time.” A whopping 56% of the respondents kept employees informed “sometimes.” Keeping employees in the loop I found these stats in Don ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's Guide to the Holidays

    HRPeople's Guide to the Holidays
    The holiday season can be an exciting, fun, and stressful, time. How do you get everything done, including your job, and still enjoy yourself? Let these articles guide you in navigating the holiday season and making it to the end of the year on a high note: • More Important than the Holiday Party... • Get Off the Holiday-Spending Carousel ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career Success

    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career Success
    I had the amazing opportunity a couple months ago to see Gloria Steinem speak. She, as most of you probably know, is a very well-known feminist. I asked her how we can continue to change the corporate culture to make it more inviting and more equal for women. Her answer was very interesting. She said, "Eliminate caution." Eliminate caution. And she ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Through the hype and overwhelming media presence about the looming election, you may have noticed the pink-colored promotions invading your favorite retailers, the Internet, perhaps even your pet food. Moving in alongside the debates, the news headlines and the black-and-orange is an October of richly hued richly pink, in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A message from NBCAM.org: “Twenty-three ...
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    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge

    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge
    When it comes to connecting with the right job opportunity, timing isn't everything, but it's certainly something. Tuning into industries' and employers' annual recruitment cycles just might give you a decisive edge. That's the consensus of recruiters and employers with fingers on the pulse of seasonal variations in hiring. Here's a quarter-by-quarter summary of how these hiring dynamics play out. h4. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Slideshow: Signs of the Times

    Slideshow: Signs of the Times
    From quirky advertising to job-hunting tactics to random acts of desperation, these days it feels like signs of the recession are everywhere we look. Literally. Some are funny, clever or thought provoking. Others are downright depressing. We’ve combed the web to find a collection of photos that best exemplify the uncertain times we're living in. Begin Slideshow
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    The Leadership Test: Do You Have What it Takes?

    The Leadership Test: Do You Have What it Takes?
    According to Hinterhuber and Popp, there are 10 questions would-be leaders should ask themselves. Ask yourself these questions and score yourself somewhere between one and 10 (One being not really, and 10 being very much so) on each question. Then figure out what you might do to move closer to a fully positive and broad-based answer. One of the best ways ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads

    Networking 101: Top Tips to Land the Leads
    The aim of networking is to develop and maintain relationships - something women are naturally good at in their personal lives but not so great at when it comes to their career advancement. Think of networking as sharing: time, information, resources, and opportunities. Networking in general is crucial throughout your career, but at this moment, you're networking with a purpose: to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Test Your Business Idea

    Test Your Business Idea
    Charlie Tyler had a surefire solution to many companies' problems -- or so he thought. Determined to strike out on his own, this Baton Rouge, Louisiana, CPA saw businesses struggling with tracking and collecting their employees' attendance records. So he and a partner dove right in to become value-added resellers of software designed to streamline those functions. But Tyler's “can't-miss" solution ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?