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    Top Perks: Working at Google

    Top Perks: Working at Google
    Perks play an important part in attracting talented employees and keeping them motivated. With free gourmet cafeterias, massage rooms, nap pods, haircuts and onsite doctors available for employee checkups (free of charge), Google is trying its best to keep employees happy. Here are the perks that contribute to the happiness of Googlers, and, in turn, Google's success. [page] Google is trying ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    No More Health Benefits?

    No More Health Benefits?
    To say the 9-to-5 job is an old concept like the rotary phone is an understatement. Emerging technology, globalization and demographic changes have been changing how and where we work for years now. And these factors will continue to contribute to the evolution of the workplace during the next two decades, says John A. Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Fewer Firms Hiring Staff

    Fewer Firms Hiring Staff
    More firms are still intending to hire rather than fire in the next six months, but the employment picture is worse than it was six months ago, the latest survey by recruitment firm Hudson shows. Hudson's six-monthly survey of nearly 2000 businesses' hiring intentions shows a substantial drop from late last year in businesses' intentions to increase their permanent staff numbers. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    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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    Wal-Mart Loses Labor Lawsuit

    Wal-Mart Loses Labor Lawsuit
    MINNEAPOLIS - A judge has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action lawsuit, saying the discount retailer violated state labor laws more than 2 million times, including cutting worker break time and "willfully" allowing employees to work off the clock. Dakota County Judge Robert King Jr. on Monday ordered Wal-Mart to pay $6.5 million in compensatory damages, but Wal-Mart could end up ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment

    Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment
    Persistent criticism, belittling comments, bullying and other forms of workplace aggression may inflict more harm on employees than sexual harassment, according to a Canadian study. "As sexual harassment becomes less acceptable in society, organizations may be more attuned to helping victims, who may therefore find it easier to cope. In contrast, non-violent forms of workplace aggression such as incivility and bullying ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Creating a Culture of Respect

    Creating a Culture of Respect
    Connecting with others makes us feel good. Acknowledgment goes a long way. So how can we take this gift of noticing and knowing each other into the new year in ways that are everyday and ordinary? Our workplaces are teeming with people from different social worlds who have different rules and norms for how to relate to others. Such diversity ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    BlackBerries, blogs create overtime work disputes

    BlackBerries, blogs create overtime work disputes
    NEW YORK — Should an employee get paid for reading a BlackBerry at the dinner table, sending an office e-mail or posting a job-related blog at home? A spat at ABC News over paying writers to check their BlackBerries on their own time recently raised the issue, and such a dispute marks the leading edge of a deluge of unresolved and ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ky. Man Kills 5 Co-Workers

    Ky. Man Kills 5 Co-Workers
    HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — An angry employee opened fire at a western Kentucky plastics plant after an argument early Wednesday, fatally shooting a supervisor and four others before committing suicide, police and a company official said. The killings stunned the sleepy Ohio River town of about 28,000 people, where a local leader said many residents know or are related to a ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    House Approves New Vet Benefits As Part of War Funding

    House Approves New Vet Benefits As Part of War Funding
    WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday approved a new GI Bill, with a significant expansion of veterans' education benefits, as part of a war-spending measure that will pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into next year and also provide aid for the jobless. The measure must be approved by the Senate, but its prospects brightened after House Democratic and ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pa. Woman Sues McDonald's for Alleged Harassment

    Pa. Woman Sues McDonald's for Alleged Harassment
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former McDonald's employee is suing the parent company, alleging it failed to address ongoing sexual harassment at a Pittsburgh restaurant. Vonda Jackson claimed in a federal lawsuit that an assistant store manager repeatedly harassed her and stabbed her in the buttocks with a meat thermometer in June 2006. She also alleged the assistant manager touched her inappropriately ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    I Left My Staff in San Francisco

    I Left My Staff in San Francisco
    Autodesk software engineer Hawkeye Parker would have to drive more than 20 miles north, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, if he worked at his company's headquarters in San Rafael, Calif. Instead, 37-year-old Parker takes a seven-minute train from his home in San Francisco's bustling Mission District to the design-software maker's outpost on the city's eastern edge. The dress ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look

    I Left My Staff in San Francisco: An Inside Look
    Silicon Valley North More tech companies are opening offices in San Francisco to attract talent, get closer to customers, and make a statement. While California's Silicon Valley has long been the technology industry's epicenter, companies including Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG), and startups like LinkedIn are supplementing their suburban office parks by adding or expanding outposts in San Francisco. The moves are ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are Your Company's Employees Underinsured?

    Are Your Company's Employees Underinsured?
    TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News)—The number of American adults who had inadequate health insurance to cover their medical expenses rose 60 percent from 2003 to 2007, from 16 million to more than 25 million people. Hardest hit were families with middle and higher incomes, those whose income was 200 percent above the federal poverty level or those with an annual income ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 11 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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    R.I. Employment Outlook Worsens

    R.I. Employment Outlook Worsens
    After a lackluster first half of 2008, the Rhode Island job market is forecast to remain gloomy in the third quarter as Providence-area employers expect to hire at a very weak pace, according to a Manpower Employment Outlook Survey to be released today. About one-third of Providence-area employers interviewed expect to reduce their payrolls, according to Sean Lee, a Manpower spokesman. ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.5 Percent in May

     Unemployment Rate Jumps to 5.5 Percent in May
    WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 5.5 percent in May — the biggest monthly rise since 1986 — as nervous employers cut 49,000 jobs. The latest snapshot of business conditions showed a deeply troubled economy, with dwindling job opportunities in a time of continuing hardship in the housing, credit and financial sectors. "It was ugly," said Richard Yamarone, economist ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    U.S. Employers Added 40,000 Jobs in May

    U.S. Employers Added 40,000 Jobs in May
    ROSELAND, N.J., June 4 - U.S. employers added 40,000 jobs from April to May, four times the number added in the previous month, a private payroll report said Wednesday. The ADP Employer Services said the service sector grew by 77,000 jobs, while goods-producing jobs declined by 37,000. It was the 18th consecutive month of declines in goods producing jobs and the ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1

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