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    Wal-Mart Denies Telling Employees How to Vote

    Wal-Mart Denies Telling Employees How to Vote
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, denied a report Friday that it had pressured employees to vote against Democrats in November because of worries that a bill the party supports would make it easier for workers to unionize. The measure, called the Employee Free Choice Act, would allow labor organizations to unionize workplaces without secret ballot elections. It was co-sponsored ...
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    Anheuser-Busch Ups Retirement Plan for Key Workers

    Anheuser-Busch Ups Retirement Plan for Key Workers
    Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has released details of an enhanced retirement program that will be offered to certain employees as the brewer looks to cut costs. The nation's largest brewer announced this summer that it would offer early retirement to salaried employees in the third quarter. Of the company's 8,600 employees, there are 1,300 who are 55 and older who are eligible ...
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    GAO: Truck drivers taking illegal drugs get hired

    GAO: Truck drivers taking illegal drugs get hired
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tractor-trailer and bus drivers who tested positive for illegal drugs have flouted federal regulations by returning to work without the required treatment, in some cases transporting hazardous materials for many months, congressional investigators say. The study by the Government Accountability Office, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, is the latest to detail problems involving unfit commercial drivers ...
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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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    Top 5 Cities to Build Wealth

    Top 5 Cities to Build Wealth
    Is your paycheck not stretching far enough? Are you considering moving to a new town? Are you just looking to change jobs? If so, it may be time to look at one of the cities at the top of Salary.com’s 2008 Salary Value Index. The compensation experts at Salary.com uncovered the top US cities for building personal net worth by taking ...
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    What's Negligent Hiring?

    What's Negligent Hiring?
    One of the newest and most important areas of litigation in the human resources field is negligent hiring. In a nutshell, negligent hiring is the failure to use reasonable care in the employment selection process. And the key, of course, is the phrase "reasonable care" and the consequences for failing to use it! Generally speaking, reasonable care is the level of ...
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    Make Them Love Their Jobs

    Make Them Love Their Jobs
    As corporations' expectations for their professionals have increased, professionals' expectations for their leaders have also increased. Peter Drucker often talked about the importance of effectively leading knowledge workers—professionals who know more about what they are doing than their boss does. In leading today's knowledge workers, it is important to invert the pyramid and look at leadership vis-à-vis the wants and needs ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Confront Your Fears and Communicate

    Confront Your Fears and Communicate
    I've been contacting candidates' employment references for more than two decades and have lost count of how many otherwise qualified people have been dropped from further consideration for employment, because they couldn't say "boo" to a goose. Why? Because you can be the most qualified person in any occupational field, from accounting to zoology, but if you can't effectively communicate what ...
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    Health-Care Reform, Corporate-Style

    Health-Care Reform, Corporate-Style
    When a company unveils a new plan to rein in health-care costs, workers usually groan. Yet Toyota Motor (TM) is getting rave reviews for the on-site medical center it built at its truck factory in San Antonio. Ask line worker Louis Aguillon. He went to the clinic in May with nagging back pain, and paid just $5 for the visit. "I ...
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    Hidden Disabilities at Work

    Hidden Disabilities at Work
    John from accounting is curious to know why Mark takes pills three times a day. He doesn't know Mark suffers from a rare heart condition. Bill in the construction crew has to take a break twice a day to take an insulin shot, which sometimes frustrates other workers, because they think he is getting extra breaks in violation of union policies. ...
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    Fix Attitudes and Bust Disability Myths

    Fix Attitudes and Bust Disability Myths
    My husband is a physician. As often as he writes prescriptions, he also prescribes old-fashioned advice: "Attitude is everything." It's true. The medical community isn't really sure how, but studies show that patients with positive outlooks get better faster. Attitude is everything for the workplace, too, especially when it comes to issues affecting workers with disabilities. Just like when a patient ...
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    Humor in the Workplace: Appropriate?

    Humor in the Workplace: Appropriate?
    Some bosses act as though they're allergic to humor, bristling when employees joke around in the office and fretting over the line between humor and harassment. But Chris Robert, assistant professor of management at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business, says joking around on the job can actually have a positive effect on productivity and employee ...
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    The Shape of Perks to Come

    The Shape of Perks to Come
    More and more companies are figuring out which perks and benefits will bring top talent running. The workplace of the future will pay you to learn, move walls to fit projects, and replace pensions with perks. Oh, and did we mention on-site elder care? Here's more of what's on the horizon: Women: Whatever They Want Women now nab more than half ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Co-Worker

    8 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Co-Worker
    Until getting pregnant, I would have told you that women in general are much friendlier and more socially polite than men in the workplace. This is something I used to appreciate. No, I didn’t do an official study on this, it’s just something I’ve noticed. Women, in general, tend to pay more attention to the details, ask polite questions, and be ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Refine Your Online Image: Tips for Career Survival

    Refine Your Online Image: Tips for Career Survival
    Everyone knows appearances matter when you're job hunting, but while you wouldn't think of wearing torn jeans to an interview, you might not even blink at sending an email message from a personal address you should share only with family and friends. Let's face it, meanpeoplesuck@addict.com may capture the real you, but it isn't exactly the image you want to ...
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    Keep Your E-Image Clean

    Keep Your E-Image Clean
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer Some employers are searching the Internet to see if they can catch a glimpse of you beyond your sterling resume or fabulous interview performance. If the two pictures don't match, that internship or job you've been pursuing, or are already in, could potentially vanish. To wit: •A chemical engineering student at a university ...
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    Beware: You’re Being Googled

    Beware: You’re Being Googled
    It’s not just what you say that can be held against you when you’re looking for a job. It’s also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That’s because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job offer you were expecting could vaporize. With 77 percent of employers ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Facebook's Big Facelift

    Facebook's Big Facelift
    Facebook's designers want to cut the clutter. The Palo Alto (Calif.) social networking site is readying an extensive overhaul of its core profile pages in an attempt to bring back the sleek aesthetic that helped fuel its early popularity. Executives say the redesign should hit the Web browsers of Facebook's 70 million worldwide users in the next few weeks. The moves ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July

    U.S. Employers Shed 51,000 Jobs in July
    Unemployment continued its long climb in July, and employers slashed jobs for the seventh straight month, as the labor market continued a slow but steady deterioration that is walloping American workers. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in July, the Labor Department said today, up from 5.5 percent in June and 4.7 percent a year earlier. Employers cut 51,000 positions from ...
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer One of the worst things you can do at your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization, and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?