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Red Circling = Regulatory Red Flag?
www.compensationcafe.com

Have you ever tried to do the right thing, only to have it end in disaster? That’s exactly what can happen if your red circling policy goes wrong. (By way of background, red circled employees are those that are paid more than the maximum of the salary range for their job) I came across an […]

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Affordable Care Act Contributing to to Increase in Part-Timers
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About one-third of all U.S. part-timers, or almost 8 million workers, say they’re involuntarily in such jobs, reports the U.S. Department of Labor. Avoidance of health care provisions under the Affordable Care Act and weak business conditions are among the reasons cited for the increasing use of part-time workers.

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Lawmakers seek to bar bosses from asking for Facebook passwords – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley
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Dozens of House lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would bar employers from asking for their workers’ passwords to Facebook or other social media accounts. The Password Protection Act, authored by Reps.

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Digital Camera Inventor Explains How Technology Took Down Kodak
www.huffingtonpost.com

Steve Sasson was working at the applied research lab at Eastman Kodak when he was asked to look into a new apparatus called a charge-coupled device. One year later, the first digital camera was born. But, while the invention changed the industry forever, it also caused the demise of one of the biggest photo companies […]

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Employee Engagement: Way More than an Annual Survey Score – i4cp
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New research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) reveals four essential practices that have a positive impact on overall employee engagement. This framework is based on the practices of high-performance organizations; those with the greatest five year growth trends in customer satisfaction, market share, revenue and profit. A couple headlines include: • Employee Engagement: […]

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When It’s Time to Let an Employee Go
blog.intuit.com

Firing someone is, without a doubt, one of the most unpleasant experiences imaginable for a small-business owner. But sometimes letting an employee go is essential for the well-being — perhaps even the survival — of the company.

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To Build a Strong Sales Organization, Start with Strong Competitors
ryanestis.com

What makes a sales organization world-class? It all starts with the people. Ryan Estis explains why you should look for strong competitors when building your team.

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Diversity Recruiting Requires Close Cooperation Between Employer and Sourcing
www.sourcecon.com

Many organizations do a good job of diversity recruiting at the college and mid-management level, but often fall short when it comes to the senior management ranks. It is well-recognized that having women and people of color in the top spots will assist in your overall diversity sourcing efforts as well as in retention of […]

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