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    AIG Employees Starting to Return Bonuses, CEO Says

    AIG Employees Starting to Return Bonuses, CEO Says
    The head of battered insurance giant AIG told Congress on Wednesday that "we've heard the American people loudly and clearly" in their rage over executive bonuses, and he appealed to employees to return at least half the money. Testifying under oath at a congressional hearing as intense as any in recent memory, Edward Liddy said some workers already have stepped forward ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    CEO Cheered for Job-Saving Idea

    CEO Cheered for Job-Saving Idea
    It was the kind of meeting that is taking place in restaurant kitchens, small offices, retail storerooms, and large auditoriums all over this city, all over this state, all over this country. Paul Levy, the guy who runs Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was standing in Sherman Auditorium the other day, before some of the very people to whom he might ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    AT&T Hopes to Gain Concessions from Unions

    AT&T Hopes to Gain Concessions from Unions
    AT&T Inc., the largest employer of union labor in the country, is renegotiating contracts that cover 112,500 workers and looks set to take advantage of the recession to reduce its health care costs. Five regional union contracts expire on April 4. A sixth that expires a few months later is being negotiated at the same time. The last time this batch ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Obama: AIG Bonuses an Outrage

    Obama: AIG Bonuses an Outrage
    President Obama declared Monday that insurance giant American International Group is in financial straits because of "recklessness and greed" and said he intends to stop it from paying out millions in executive bonuses. "It's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay," Obama said at the outset of an appearance to ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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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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    Cutting Mature Workers Widens the Wisdom Deficit

    Cutting Mature Workers Widens the Wisdom Deficit
    In the deluge of head count slashing and budget cuts, companies may be making critical mistakes in shedding a vital asset: mature workers. The current economic climate is prompting organizations to reexamine priorities and jobs. In the talent hemorrhage pouring from the arteries of U.S. companies are employees who hold significant institutional wisdom and knowledge—the kind that cannot be easily replaced. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HRPeople found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Robert Half International Named to World's Most Admired Companies List by FORTUNE Magazine

    Robert Half International Named to World's Most Admired Companies List by FORTUNE Magazine
    Robert Half International Inc. announced today that it has been ranked first in its industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine's list of World's Most Admired Companies. This year FORTUNE has combined the former America's Most Admired Company survey with the former World's Most Admired Company survey to create this new list. "We are honored to once again be named the most admired company ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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    Breaking Bad News to Employees

    Breaking Bad News to Employees
    Sooner or later, every small business owner is going to have bad news to share with employees. Here are a few suggestions to help ease the blow: • Break the news early in the day. Sharing bad news at 5 p.m. and then leaving for the day may well leave staff members in shock and worried, creating more questions than answers. ...
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    The 2008 Best Companies for Leaders

    The 2008 Best Companies for Leaders
    From a February 2, 2009 press release: The world’s Best Companies for Leaders—among the world’s most respected—are focused on developing leaders who will not only survive and thrive in the current financial crisis but will be well positioned for growth once the economy improves. The 2008 Best Companies for Leaders survey—conducted by management consultancy Hay Group and Chief Executive Magazine—identifies the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Cost of Zero Percent Merit Increase

    The Cost of Zero Percent Merit Increase
    Companies everywhere are trying to reign in spiraling costs. The first thing to go is usually pay increases. But is this approach costing or saving organizations money? Eliminating pay raises, particularly for top performers, costs more than you think. Here are five signs that indicate you might have made a mistake by telling your top employees they will be receiving a ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Your Office Isn't Like Google's

    Why Your Office Isn't Like Google's
    What do you think about the Google model of HR management, with its flexible work schedules and employee empowerment? — Armando Castilla, Monterrey, Mexico The first answer to your question is easy: We think Google's flexible work schedule policy, which freely permits employees to work off-site and encourages them to use one day a week to explore any kind of "what-if" ...
    Published about 10 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 ...
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    Top MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education Programs

    Top MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education Programs
    Not everyone has a year or two to devote to a full-time MBA program. Here's the best in part-time MBA, executive MBA, and executive education programs. Anyone who has considered a full-time MBA program already knows about the ugly economics. Tuition and living expenses can set you back more than a year's salary, and taking two years off adds another two—in ...
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    How to Influence People at Work

    How to Influence People at Work
    h4. Build rapport 1. People enjoy doing business with people they like, according to Katherine Grice, a senior associate at Impact Factory, a communications training company. “Take time to ask about children, partners, holidays and so forth. Rapport is like the WD40 of business - it smoothes the way.” A solid, long-term foundation is more effective than a spritz of quick-fix ...
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    Killer #7: Unhappy, Disgruntled Customers

    Killer #7: Unhappy, Disgruntled Customers
    “When customers are unhappy, that means the company did not get the job done right the first time,’ Alan Evanston, Director of Business Development, AME Institute. “Now efforts have to be duplicated, which is costly to any company, sets them behind on other projects, and affects the morale of staff that handled the customer to begin with.” Developing strong, positive customer ...
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    Offices Scrap Land Lines to Cut Costs

    Offices Scrap Land Lines to Cut Costs
    Jennifer Wunder, an associate English professor at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga., says she likes to keep her college-provided cellphone handy to send text messages and e-mails to students. Wunder, 38, says her interaction with students is way up because she's reaching students on the same device they use. "It's an incredible educational opportunity," she said. On Jan. 7, she'll ...
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    10 Ways to Get Management to Listen to Your Ideas

    10 Ways to Get Management to Listen to Your Ideas
    I often hear disengaged employees complain that their management is close-minded, not open to change, stuck in their ways, and just not open to new ideas. “Why’s that?” I’ll ask? “Why would a perfectly reasonable person not be interested in a good idea?” Sometimes, the person or group that has formed this belief works for a pointy-haired boss (PHB). Or maybe ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?