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    Why You Need Peer Coaching Programs

    Why You Need Peer Coaching Programs
    So much for sharing. The latest study from i4cp - now available for download in PDF and Interactive Data formats - reveals that less than a third of companies have a peer coaching program in place, and half don't have plans to implement one anytime soon. While most organizations don't have a program in place to directly share expertise, i4cp will ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Developing People: A worthwhile investment

     Developing People: A worthwhile investment
    Let's say you're a manager in a growing company. As the business year ends and the company wants to reduce expenses, senior management asks you to trim your budget. What's the first area you think of cutting back? Is it training? Why is training and development often the first area to go when the budget must be cut? Has your manager ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case

    FedEx Drivers Win $14.4 Million in Labor Case
    LOS ANGELES Drivers for FedEx Corp. have won about $14.4 million in a dispute over whether the delivery company illegally classified them as independent contractors instead of employees. Lawyers for about 200 drivers said Monday that a referee appointed by a Superior Court judge had awarded the amount in reimbursed job-related expenses and interest. The award is about $9 million more ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Employee Benefits in Tough Times

    Employee Benefits in Tough Times
    SYRACUSE--A small business might be able to avoid layoffs in this difficult economy by "rethinking" its medical, dental, and vision coverage. That's according to Neal Sullivan, chair of the DeWitt-based Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, Inc. (IIABNY). The group is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 1,900 New York State agencies and their 18,000 employees in legislative ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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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    What to Cut and What to Keep in Your Organization's Benefits

    What to Cut and What to Keep in Your Organization's Benefits
    Publication date: 2009-06-01 As organizations continue to fight to survive through the recession, information on what benefits are being retained and abandoned is very useful. Two recent surveys indicate what peer organizations are doing when reductions are a necessity, though HR professionals must balance the need to save money against the need to retain valuable talent. The Families and Work Institute's ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland

    Money Tips from Alice in Wonderland
    Does the world of investing seem like a mysterious place? You may feel like you’ve dropped down a rabbit hole into a strange land of creatures with names like TIGR, GNMA, and LURMS. Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, was a mathematician and logician of the 1800s. His inventive tales are full of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Life After Entrepreneurship

    Life After Entrepreneurship
    Q: My husband and I are closing our business after many years, and we will be looking for jobs after the closure. Are we entitled to unemployment benefits, having been self-employed? —M.P., Long Island, N.Y. Business owners typically cannot file for unemployment benefits when they close their companies. This is because unemployment benefits are a form of insurance paid for by ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Beyond Outsourcing, to Worldsourcing

    Beyond Outsourcing, to Worldsourcing
    Over the next several years, virtually any global company's success will depend on its willingness to reorient its view of the world map. This attitudinal—and longitudinal—shift will have enormous ramifications for business leaders, employees, and customers alike. Here's one perspective on ways to prepare and put yourself in the best position to succeed in this new environment. For some five decades, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Symmetry Electronics Starts Outreach Program Employing Adults with Autism

    Symmetry employees were treated to an Autism and Asperger Awareness and Education presentation from F.A.C.T. (Focus on All-Child Therapies), a non-profit Los Angeles-based program specializing in support/social-communication groups for families of children with autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disabilities. “People with Autism and Aspergers are unique individuals who can be a major asset to companies who know how to utilize them ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    HireRight Agrees to Takeover by US Investigations

    HireRight Agrees to Takeover by US Investigations
    NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Employment screening company HireRight Inc. has agreed to a $195 million acquisition by US Investigations Services LLC, a provider of security screenings to the federal government, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. In the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the companies said USIS will pay HireRight stockholders $15.60 per share in cash, which represents a ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Survey Results: Leader’s No Longer Concerned About Talent Management

    Survey Results: Leader’s No Longer Concerned About Talent Management
    Personnel Decisions International, a leading talent management consulting, training, and research firm, recently asked leaders around the world to provide feedback on their top business strategies during these tough economic times. The study was conducted from December 2008 to January 2009. More than 500 leaders responded—67 percent were HR leaders and 51 percent were director level or above; 79 percent of ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Survey: Strapped Companies Look to Get More From HR Technology

    Survey: Strapped Companies Look to Get More From HR Technology
    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With cost control paramount and most HR budgets shrinking, employers are looking to make changes that will get the most from their HR technology, according to a forthcoming survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm. Watson Wyatt's 2009 HR Technology Trends Survey found that 61 percent of employers are taking steps to optimize their ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    20 Incredible Innovations of the (Near) Future

    Things are looking pretty bleak right now. But, the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So BusinessWeek asked several futurists, including Futurist.com's Glen Hiemstra, consultant David Zach, and author Howard Rheingold, to describe what they'd like to see arise from the current downturn. Notably, our experts didn't think of innovation merely in terms of products or services. These ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Citigroup to Cut Another 53,000 Employees

    Citigroup to Cut Another 53,000 Employees
    Citigroup Inc. is shedding approximately 53,000 more employees in the coming quarters as the banking giant struggles to steady itself after suffering massive losses from deteriorating debt. The New York-based bank, which has already reduced its assets by about 20 percent since the first quarter of the year, also plans to trim expenses by 19 percent in 2009 from third-quarter levels, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Goldman Sachs CEO, Six Leaders Give Up 2008 Bonuses

    Goldman Sachs CEO, Six Leaders Give Up 2008 Bonuses
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and six company leaders have renounced their 2008 bonuses, a company spokesman said Sunday. Blankfein and the other company directors requested the company's central committee in charge of bonuses not to make the payments due to the company's poor performance in 2008. Their request was accepted, the spokesman told AFP. "This decision applies to seven top ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations

    Eat Like a Bird, Poop Like an Elephant: How to Give Better Presentations
    The other day, I wrote an article about how to have better meetings. One thing I didn’t mention in the article, and should have, was my love/hate relationship with MS PowerPoint. PowerPoint is an incredibly powerful slideshow tool. The problem isn’t the software - it’s that people don’t know how to use it effectively. The typical slideshow is 57 slides of ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Tire Dealer to Pay $185,000 in Harassment Case

    Tire Dealer to Pay $185,000 in Harassment Case
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Les Schwab Tire Centers has agreed to pay $185,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former company employee in Kalispell, Mont. ADVERTISEMENT The case, filed in 2006, charged that Les Schwab failed to stop Earle Nevins' co-workers from calling him derogatory names and making insulting jokes ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    The Case Against Vacation Policy

    The Case Against Vacation Policy
    Michael Kirven, 38, and Eric Berridge, 39, didn't worry about a vacation policy when they started Bluewolf, their New York IT consulting firm, in 2000. As the startup added employees, the founders let staff take paid time off for holidays, travel, and rest when they wanted, without asking permission—just letting managers know as a courtesy. About 18 months later, with 10 ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    New Research on Causes of Executive Failure

    New Research on Causes of Executive Failure
    I’ve written before on the topic of executive “derailers”, citing research from the Center for Creative Leadership. In order to be a great leader, I think it’s just as important to understand why leaders fail as it is to understand why they are successful. That’s why I was very interested in a new research report sent to me by Scott Eblin, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?