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U.S. jobs measure shows little progress in May
www.latimes.com

A key measure of U.S. job creation came in well short of expectations for May, suggesting a slowdown in employment growth as the effect of government budget cuts spills over into the private sector. The monthly report by payroll processing firm ADP showed growth of 135,000 jobs, a figure suggesting only slow progress in paring […]

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Didn’t Get the Job? You’ll Never Know Why [Video]
online.wsj.com

It’s a painful conundrum of the job search process: rejected candidates want to understand why they didn’t get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who do speak up offer little more than platitudes.

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How Would You Feel If Your Co-Workers Decided Your Bonus?
www.fastcoexist.com

Employee of the month and “spot award”-type bonuses leave it to managers to decide who’s doing a good job. If they like a particular employee, lucky them; if not, tough luck.

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That Employee Who Smokes Costs The Boss $5,800 A Year
www.npr.org

A worker’s smoke breaks cost an employer even more than the increased costs of health care. Some employers charge higher health insurance premiums to employees who smoke or refuse to hire them altogether.

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Small Companies Offer Perks in Place of Health Insurance
www.washingtonpost.com

Small business owners continue to struggle to provide traditional health care benefits to their workers, but some are providing other unusual perks as an alternative to help attract and retain employees.

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LinkedIn gives users the ability to share photos, documents and presentations in updates
thenextweb.com

Less than a month after it introduced multimedia content to user€™ profile pages, LinkedIn has rolled out similar functionality today for status updates posted from the homepage.

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News Corp poised to challenge LinkedIn
www.thetimes.co.uk

The Wall Street Journal is expected to launch a social network in the coming months that will compete with LinkedIn as a platform for “like-minded people” to meet online and share ideas.

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Bonus.ly motivates workers with peer-to-peer bonuses
www.latimes.com

So how do you motivate unmotivated employees? One way is to offer traditional financial incentives such as annual bonuses or employee-of-the-month awards.

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Jobless claims climb 10,000 in latest week Economic Report
www.marketwatch.com

Jobless claims rose 10,000 to 354,000 in the latest week, above economists’ expectations. The four-week moving average rose to its highest level in a month.

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Majority of New Hires Say Job Is Not What They Expected
www.shrm.org

Six in 10 American workers say they’ve found aspects of a new job different from what they expected, indicating they may have felt misled during the interview process.

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Here’s What an Al-Qaeda HR Nightmare Looks Like
www.theatlanticwire.com

The Associated Press found something amazing: a note, addressed to an underperforming jihadist, berating him for a laundry list of failures.

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Monster’s “Wake Up Call” Viral Video Campaign
www.youtube.com

Need to find a better job? Check us out at: http://www.monster.com/ “Wake Up Call” with Brian Baumgartner for Monster.com Monster and Brian Baumgartner are …

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The latest Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) Update
www.bls.gov

Jobless rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 276 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 78, and unchanged in 18. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 274 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 88, and unchanged in 10.

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Employment Reaches A Five-Year High In May
www.careercast.com

CareerCast helps job seekers find a job, create a resume, get email job alerts, read career news and best job rankings. Employers post jobs to multiple sites.

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