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Best Buy Shows How NOT to Handle Layoffs
www.tlnt.com

Best Buy has been laying off workers for the past several months, leading employees to refer to the most common day for firings as “Tornado Tuesdays” or “Termination Tuesdays,” sources say. “My experience with these piecemeal layoff situations is that they fuel a never-ending amount of employee gossip and speculation to the point that little […]

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3 Best Ways to Reward People on Your Team
upandrunning.bplans.com

When somebody on your team presents you with some surprise good news, the results of a job done well, or a task accomplished with extra merit, you really need to react quickly, and well. Here’s wha…

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How To Create Meaningful Work Relationships While Working From Home
www.fastcoexist.com

With more and more of our professional and social lives moving online, telecommuting is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception in the workplace. Earlier this year, Marissa Mayer took a lot of heat for banning Yahoo’s employees from working remotely, and now other companies are beginning to follow suit. Is this some sort […]

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There’s More to Social Recruiting than LinkedIn: Why Facebook is the Next Frontier
www.recruitingtrends.com

It’s a matter of establishing Facebook’s value as a recruiting network, which we see more and more clearly as adoption grows.

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Hiring advice from the original Mad Man
www.brainpickings.org

If you ever find a man who is better than you are – hire him. If necessary, pay him more than you pay yourself.

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Senate panel approves job training bill
www.politico.com

The Senate took a step toward overhauling job training and vocational education Wednesday, with a rare bipartisan committee vote for a bill to streamline federal job training and other vocational programs but the bill’s future is uncertain. The House passed its own overhaul of the long-expired Workforce Investment Act earlier this year, combining…

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How Valuable Are Your Employees?
www.cbsnews.com

Some of your employees may be indispensable, but being too dependent on them may make you and your business vulnerable

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What Your Online Job Application Process Says About Your Company
www.talemetrytoday.com

The online job application process, which is so critical to hiring, needs to be flawless. Here’s why.

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Rebuilding America’s high-wage economy
blogs.reuters.com

Factory jobs were not inherently high-wage. They were good only because they paid decently, thanks to unions and government policy. We need to do it again with the service economy.

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One Interview Question You Should Ask Every Candidate
www.forbes.com

Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles and helping others with my advice is something I am …

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Why Are Google Employees So Disloyal?
www.bloomberg.com

In one recent ranking of companies with the highest employee turnover rates, Google is among the leaders. 

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How to Motivate Employees to Blog
www.sparkmediasolutions.com

Getting employees excited about a new corporate blog for which there’s no traffic is not easy. Get it going and keep it going by creating internal gamification and peer pressure to participate.

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It’s Okay if You Don’t Care About Culture
fistfuloftalent.com

Employee engagement and being an employer of choice or having a great employer brand are all worthy company objectives. Many companies spend many dollars to make sure they score well on “best places to work” and to make sure their next employee satisfaction survey and engagement survey is better, badder and more in-your-face than the […]

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What Successful People Do During Lunch
www.fastcompany.com

Do you take your lunch break at your desk staring blankly at your computer You’re doing it wrong. Here are productivity powering energyboosting tips.

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