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Why You Should Give (Part Of) Your Company To Your Employees
www.fastcompany.com

When faced with a tough call Todd Defren of Shift Communications started an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Now he believes it will make his company…

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Why more companies should encourage their employees to use social media
qz.com

Meetings around the watercooler or over lunch are as traditional as the workplace suit and tie. But today, companies are looking for more innovative ways to bring employees together. Connecting people with different kinds of knowledge fosters new services and ideas, says Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University.

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The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers
www.theatlantic.com

Only people who don’t understand statistics would question the value of an English degree.

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9 Employment Tips for Older Job Seekers
www.huffingtonpost.com

Even before the Great Recession, a rising percent of retirement-age folks were still working. The economy was strong, consumers were spending like crazy and lots of jobs were, in physical terms at least, not taxing for older employees.

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‘Mad Men’ Has Another PC Problem
medium.com

Mad Men’s Season Six finale closed out the cult drama’s weakest season yet. It sometimes felt like a tailored summer suit: stylish, decadent…

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Social Recruiting Trends and Strategies
www.recruitingtrends.com

We shop online, date online, meet up with friends online, and find work online. That is not going to change, probably ever. So taking steps to include social where it makes sense in the recruiting function is necessary for success. Just about every successful recruiter is using social media in some way or another, so […]

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Think Twice Before Giving Managers a Pay Raise
www.hiredaily.com

Employee morale can sometimes be directly related to how much an employee is paid in comparison to someone else. And while most employees will understand the pay hierarchy in a company or business, it places a burden on a manager when he or she decides to take a raise. How should a manager of a […]

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The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better
www.fastcompany.com

Should you become a LinkedIn Jedi, you will also become a superconnector–a person with the privileged position of network centrality–and be able to master the art of the tele-introduction.

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What Nelson Mandela had to say about leadership
www.washingtonpost.com

With Nelson Mandela battling a severe lung infection, Jena McGregor looks to the South African icon’s past interviews for insight on his leadership style. Mandela knew the power of words and symbols in inspiring followers and winning over enemies, but he also believed that leadership was ultimately a way of serving others. “What counts in […]

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Obesity as a disability needs legal scrutiny
www.bizjournals.com

The American Medical Association has said that obesity is a disease, but it’s unclear whether the condition can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, lawyers say. The severity of an overweight person’s condition will likely factor into whether he or she can be considered disabled, they say.

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Why employers shouldn’t drop health benefits
www.businessweek.com

Despite the controversy over the Affordable Care Act, 82% of employers say they plan to still offer health care coverage, a Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey says. “Companies that opt to drop employee health insurance in 2014 may soon find out just how valuable a retention tool those benefits are,” said CEO John Challenger.

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Employers seek “soft skills” in new hires
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More companies are looking beyond the transcript and interview to find the best college graduates to hire. Using assessments and role-playing, employers are looking for those with “soft skills” such as an ability to work well in teams, write and speak clearly and adapt quickly to business and technology changes.

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How not to scare your employees to death
www.sltrib.com

I could give you a big list of things that send employees into the survival-focused fight-flight-freeze part of their brains — what I call their”Critter State.” They include unrealistic deadlines, lack of transparency, intolerance for failure and more. To me, though, the most interesting mistakes are those that leaders have no idea they’re making.

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Is HR Missing The Mark On Mobile?
www.forbes.com

There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, and worldwide mobile subscribers are expected to reach eight billion by the end of 2016, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India. Portio Research indicates that by 2016 Africa and Middle East will overtake Europe as the second […]

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