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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 almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Human Resource Executive Magazine Names HireRight Enterprise 2008 Top HR Product of the Year

    HireRight, a leader in on-demand employment background and drug screening, today announced that HireRight Enterprise™, a screening management solution designed specifically for the needs of large organizations, has been named one of the 2008 Top HR Products of the Year by Human Resource Executive® magazine. Selected from a record number of entries, HireRight Enterprise was chosen after thorough evaluation by the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Okla. State Worker Temporarily Gets 6-Figure Bonus

    Okla. State Worker Temporarily Gets 6-Figure Bonus
    Oklahoma officials say a typo resulted in a state employee receiving a bonus of $850,000 — but it was only temporary. Jo Harris was supposed to receive an $850 longevity bonus for working at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for seven years. But a misplaced decimal point turned that into a six-figure windfall. Officials say they caught the error before the ...
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    NASCAR Sued For $225 Million Over Harassment Claims

    NASCAR Sued For $225 Million Over Harassment Claims
    As an aspiring racing official, Mauricia Grant had grown used to working in a man’s world. When she finally made it into NASCAR, Grant was appalled at the way she says she was treated beginning from her first day on the job until her firing last October. Now she’s suing NASCAR for $225 million, alleging racial and sexual discrimination, sexual harassment ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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    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
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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. ...
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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 ...
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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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 5 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?