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Urgent need exists for employee education about retirement plan contributions
eba.benefitnews.com

Although Americans remain concerned about retirement readiness, new research shows many employees have never increased their retirement plan contributions, unveiling a need for better engagement and education on the part of employers and their advisers.

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How far is too far for work wellness programs to go?
www.usatoday.com

As companies rapidly embrace employee wellness programs, some employers say regulators are stymieing their efforts to help workers improve their health.

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Can Dating Sites Take Over the Recruitment Market?
jobboarders.com

eHarmony doesn’t just want to find you love – now it wants to find you a job, too. Chance of success? Read more and find out.

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How generous family-leave policies hurt women’s careers
www.nytimes.com

Women in European countries with generous maternity-leave policies are more likely to be employed but less likely to reach leadership positions than are women in the U.S., according to a study by two Cornell University economists that was released in early 2013. Generous leave policies may make employers less willing to hire women for certain […]

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SMB Recruiting is Particularly Difficult, Here’s Why
www.startribune.com

Employee recruiting in a small business is especially difficult. Part of the difficulty stems from the inability to use one of the best recruiting sources available to an employer: current employees. Still, small-business owners should utilize word-of-mouth with employees known by the owner in similar businesses.

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Employers, get ready for Generation Z
www.macleans.ca

They are smarter than Boomers, and way more ambitious than the Millennials. Brace yourselves for the ultimate generational divide.

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How To Build A Feminist Workplace
www.fastcompany.com

These companies adapt to the needs of women, so employees aren’t required to lean in too far.

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Why TED Has Given All Of Its Employees A Mandatory Two-Week Summer Vacation
www.fastcoexist.com

Here’s an idea worth spreading: Enforced time off. Now, go share this with your boss.

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‘Mediocre’ US economy’s missing link
www.cnbc.com

If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

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Four Signs Long-Term Unemployment Is Becoming a National Tragedy
www.newrepublic.com

The long-term unemployed may be the greatest casualty from the recession.

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The 5 Secrets of Great Bosses
www.entrepreneur.com

Top-notch leaders do more than drive sales. They create and foster positive work environments that inspire greatness among others.

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Meet the asshole behind San Francisco’s most a-holeish billboard
pando.com

Remember San Francisco’s most assholeish billboard? The one which threatens waitstaff and other service workers that they’ll be replaced with iPads if they dare to ask for a four dollar raise.

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Newspaper companies need to stop lying to themselves, says longtime newspaper editor
gigaom.com

Former newspaper editor David Boardman says too many newspaper companies and industry executives are fooling themselves by pretending that their business is better than it really is. They need to face reality, he says — and maybe even stop printing newspapers altogether.

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When Was Your Last Good Talent Check-up?
www.tlnt.com

When you are feeling good, it is easy to take your health for granted. Most of us appreciate when we feel great, but few of us spend the time to figure out how we got there.

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