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The American Way of Hiring Is Making Long-Term Unemployment Worse
blogs.hbr.org

Older, well-educated workers who get laid off don’t have an easier time finding jobs than older workers with less education, and in some cases older job seekers’ qualifications can work against them, says Ofer Sharone, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is conducting research on the issue. Older workers who do find […]

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How an Auction Can Identify Your Best Talent
blogs.hbr.org

Corporate functions are essentially monopolies, with no incentive to compete.

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5 Ways to Attract the Best Employees in the New Year
www.businessnewsdaily.com

With many employers looking to add new staff members in the new year, employees should have a wide selection of potential jobs from which to choose.

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Small businesses get creative to cut health cost
www.usatoday.com

Some small businesses offer medical screenings, walking programs, weight-loss plans to staff to improve health and lower health care costs.

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How In-House Training Can Boost Your Team’s Morale
www.blogging4jobs.com

In-House training can help boost your team’s morale in these five different ways.

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The benefits of asking your employees to troubleshoot problems
smartblogs.com

Let’s face it, it is great to be the boss. You are the one calling the shots, making sure everything stays on course. And in the end, the responsibility for your team lies with you.

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SHOP for health care is help for small business
www.usatoday.com

Businesses with 50 or fewer workers don’t have to offer employees health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, but the Small Business Health Options Program or SHOP can help them find affordable plans.

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We Can Now Automate Hiring. Is that Good?
blogs.hbr.org

The costs and benefits of outsourcing people decisions to robots.

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Irony alert: Newspapers were social media long before blogs and Facebook came along
gigaom.com

Newspapers and social media are seen as opposite ends of the media spectrum now, and in many cases as adversaries — but not all that long ago, newspapers themselves were a very powerful form of social media.

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20 Positive Ways to Confront Poor Performance
leadershipfreak.wordpress.com

Lousy leaders whine about mediocrity but can’t or won’t have tough conversations. Excellence is a function of confronting performance issues. Call people to rise up or they will leave or lay down.

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The freelancer stigma: How many is too many?
www.theglobeandmail.com

Marketing firm that translates big consumer campaigns for Quebec audiences faces questions about its extensive use of outside help. But should it change its business model for the sake of optics?

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The size of your latte has everything to do with your status at work
qz.com

Research suggests people who order large pizzas or coffees are seen by others as having higher status, Andrew O’Connell writes. “[S]urround yourself with the trappings of the salary and lifestyle you want, not the one you have,” he writes.

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Learn How to Spot Portable Talent
blogs.hbr.org

Just because someone is a star at one company doesn’t mean he will thrive at another, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz writes. It’s best to look for “portable” talent, meaning workers who are “able to effectively transition from one role, company, industry or country to the next, not only bringing their unique strengths to each but also growing […]

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7 leadership gift-giving ideas for the workplace
smartblogs.com

In the American workplace, this time of year often means the onset of gift giving. Whether it is a formal holiday gift exchange or simply the sharing of ideas.

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