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Paying Top Performers
www.hreonline.com

Recent studies show that employers want to pay for the best efforts of their workers, but their strategies for making that happen may not be working well enough.

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Lousy Jobs Report May Not Be an Anomaly
www.foxbusiness.com

The terrible December jobs report shouldn’t be shrugged off entirely on the polar vortex.

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4 ways to convince your best employees to stick around
www.inc.com

About one-fifth of employees say they want to change jobs, but companies can take several steps to increase their chances of hanging on to their best workers, Suzanne Lucas writes. Among her four tips are to offer fair compensation and to do what you can to allow employees to move up through the ranks. “Offer […]

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Keep it simple when it comes to company mission statements
www.nytimes.com

Getting employees on board with the company mission starts with a simple, clear message, says Eileen Martinson, CEO of Sparta Systems. “If you have to come in and show me 45 charts and go through a lot of mumbo jumbo that neither of us understands, it’s not going to work. Tell me the story,” she […]

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The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful
www.fastcompany.com

A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.

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Facebook Isn’t Actually A Good Way To Judge Potential Employees, Say Researchers
www.forbes.com

Previous research said Facebook stalking was an effective way to review job applicants. New research suggests otherwise.

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Older workers don’t cost jobs for young people, economists say
abcnews.go.com

Young people shouldn’t worry they miss out on jobs and advancement opportunities when older colleagues put off retirement, economists say. “We all cannot believe that we have been fighting this theory for more than 150 years,” said April Yanyuan Wu, an economist at Boston College. The misconception stems from the incorrect idea there a fixed […]

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Here is What America’s Workforce Will Look Like in 2014
www.thestreet.com

From full time to part time, we’ve got the skinny on the staffing trends you should know before you send out resumes in the coming months.

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Potential surge in retirement has employers increasingly concerned
www.planadviser.com

A growing number of employers are expressing concern that a rise in the rate of retirement could leave them shorthanded in key, hard-to-fill positions, according to a survey by outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Simply because more workers expect to remain employed beyond the traditional retirement age of 65 does not mean they will,” […]

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13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers
www.usatoday.com

Thirteen states will raise minimum wages at the start of 2014, and 11 others are expected to consider similar moves next year.

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Never Say Goodbye to a Great Employee
blogs.hbr.org

The opportunity to rehire former employees actually begins with their hiring the first time, Tamara Erickson writes. Let them know you understand there will be transitions in their career. “It conveys the expectation that departures can be mutually positive and facilitates multiple employment stints,” she writes.

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Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement
www.forbes.com

You already demand skills, education, and experience with any new hire. Why not screen for engagement as well? Yesterday I was on the phone with a CEO who was lamenting the fact that his two newest employees were not working out as well as he had hoped.

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Maternity Leave in America: You’re Doing it Wrong
resnarkable.com

America is the only first world country without a minimum parental leave policy. Babies are home alone. And the prisons are full. We’re doing it wrong.

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7 Ways to Energize Employees for the Retail Holiday Season
smallbiztrends.com

For retailers, the holiday season is akin to a marathon and you need to energize employees so that they make it to the finish line. Here’s how.

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