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Institutionalizing Payday Loans for your Employees?
gilberthr.blogspot.com

There is always a wonderful balance between rewarding the shareholders and the employees for productivity. But I just saw something on the SHRM floor that I am still trying to figure out how to assimilate it.

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The Uncomfortable Reality of HR Today
lancehaun.com

I’ve been out of day-to-day HR for four years. It was one of the best decisions that was ever made for me. That’s not just because it set me on my current career path (whatever that may be), but it…

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t
www.forbes.com

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of …

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Opportunities for professional growth are crucial to retention
www.newsobserver.com

Companies are well-advised to offer opportunities that allow for personal and professional growth, writes Bruce Clarke, CEO of CAI. “Top talent is not something to lock down, apply golden handcuffs to and treat like the proverbial mushroom garden. Your best employees need sunlight, room to grow, good fertilizer and options,” Clarke writes.

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What to consider before offering a job title as compensation
www.compensationcafe.com

Titles are frequently seen as cheap alternatives to real compensation. Every HR executive knows that many a challenge can be prevented with the proper timely endowment of a fancier title. The reality, of course, is that awarding a new job title as a form of compensation in lieu of cash can create new and different […]

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Has HR become less focused on people?
www.businessweek.com

Human resources has turned into a “massive engine,” responsible mostly for processing paperwork and handling compliance issues, writes Liz Ryan, a former HR executive. “We’re taking the HR function, particularly in large organizations, down a deadly spiral that can only lead to one outcome: the commoditization and outsourcing of HR,” Ryan writes.

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Growth in a Slow Economy: The Marriage of Tech and Healthcare
www.linkedin.com

Maria Bartiromo – The implications of carrying around a cellphone and the encyclopedia in our pockets has already changed what we buy, and how we live. It is impacting entire economies, particularly in many remote areas of the world where population growth is soaring and people are accessing information, and improving their lives.

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How to Setup a LinkedIn Company Page
www.practicalecommerce.com

A LinkedIn Company Page serves as a hub where members can learn more about your company and its products and services. This is the primary way for a company to have a presence in LinkedIn. Three basic steps are involved in setting up a Company Page: Create a company profile; Add a “Products and Services” […]

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How to Deliver Uncomfortable Employee Feedback
www.entrepreneur.com

Giving your employees feedback is an important part of running a small business, but it isn’t always fun or easy to do. This article provides advice for offering feedback in tricky situations, such as when an employee asks for a promotion or is no longer improving his or her skills.

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Looking To Hire Top Talent? There’s A Video App For That
www.fastcompany.com

Companies with global hiring strategies are starting to embrace video interviews as a convenient way to shorten the application process and reduce hiring costs, Francine Hardaway writes. In particular, companies are using asynchronous video interviewing, where candidates can log in to a video website and answer questions on their own time, she writes.

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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued
www.thedailymuse.com

Employees need to feel valued for their individual contributions, Avery Augustine writes. For managers, this means helping employees to understand how their work benefits the company and their colleagues. “Individually recognizing your employees for their specific achievements will spell it out, loud and clear: They really make a difference to you and the company,” she […]

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How Technology Is Destroying Jobs
www.technologyreview.com

Automation is eliminating the need for people in many jobs. We’ve survived such changes before, but this time it might be different: are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?

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A Year Later, the Missed Opportunity of the JOBS Act
dealbook.nytimes.com

More than a year ago, Congress passed legislation that its supporters said would help revive new company offerings. Now, the market for initial public offerings is starting to heati up, but the law, the Jump-Start Our Business Startups Act, or the JOBS Act, has had little to do with it. You need only to look […]

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How to Take and Choose a Professional Photo for LinkedIn
jobsearch.about.com

How to take and choose a professional photo to use in your LinkedIn profile.

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