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Laurie Ruettimann talks The Busy Trap, Revisited
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One of the most important things I’ve ever read in my life is a short essay called “The Busy Trap” by Tim Kreider. (Have you read it? Read it right now.) Kreider is a writer who finds himself too busy to write. He forces himself into a state of solitude and contemplation and reaffirms a crucial […]

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Steve Boese talks TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY: Create your own motivational posters
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We’ve all seen the incredibly ubiquitous line of ‘Successories’ posters that have graced workplaces all over the world in the last ten years or so. You know the classic high resolution shots of mountains or a crew team rowing on a picturesque river or a graceful eagle soaring above a beautiful valley. These images are accompanied […]

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Another %@*! Fleece Jacket
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Every Christmas, we sit around the house and go through the ritual of opening presents from my mom. My mother is an awesome lady, but like many of us, she has some quirks. One of them involves giving us repeat presents every year. Here is how it works: About eight years ago, my mom got […]

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5 tips for surviving the contract-to-hire scenario
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San Francisco-based recruiting software company Entelo has used this type of trial process since 2011, according to a recent report in The New York Times. For those who are leaving a full-time job for a contract-to-hire position, or who simply have …

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Top 5 Employers in Tennessee: Which Companies Have the Most Jobs?
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This equates to about 14,000 jobs filled by presumably happy employees as Eastman was honored with a Glassdoor Employee's Choice Award as one of the best places to work in 2015, which was determined by the quality, quantity and consistency of …

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Walmart Sued in Alameda County For Wage Theft
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Walmart is facing a class action lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court that alleges that giant retailer has been engaging in wage theft by using so-called “assistant store managers” to do the work of lower-level employees in order to avoid paying …

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Glassdoor: These Are The 15 Highest Paying Companies in America
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If you want a starting, all-in salary of $140,000 or more, you might want to look at these companies, according to a new report from online career community Glassdoor. The list of 15 firms is dominated by the technology, consulting and legal sectors …

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TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The …
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TinyHR was founded by serial entrepreneur David Niu, after spending years struggling with the problem of how to keep his finger on the pulse of employee sentiment at the companies he founded. TinyPulse tries to solve the review problem by providing an …

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Check the Health of Your Company Culture with TINYpulse
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That was the inspiration for TINYpulse, a tool that helps companies get anonymous feedback from employees to quash problems before they become deal breakers. Every week, TINYpulse sends out a questionnaire to your employees with a single question.

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Reddit’s Ellen Pao: Your pay is what I say
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Reddit’s Ellen Pao out-HR’s Human Resources and creates a new way to cap your job offer.

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LinkedIn to Buy Lynda.com, an Online Learning Company
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SAN FRANCISCO — LinkedIn, the professional networking site, is branching out yet again. The site said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy Lynda.com, an online learning company that teaches career skills, for about $1.5 billion in cash and stock. It …

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HR Doesn’t Care About Your Work/Life Balance
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Your work/life balance is on you.

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might Be The Source of Hacker Attacks
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Unbeknownst to most of the employees who post their information on LinkedIn, any hacker looking to wreak havoc on a company's highly sensitive, business-critical data could find his or her point of entry using this ubiquitous business networking forum.

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HR Worst Enemy
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I’ve been speaking a few local SHRM events and some corporate events and I’m always amazed to hear about all of the Enemies that HR has!  You have employees, and hiring managers, and the EEOC, and employment attorneys, and staffing firms, and insurance firms, and HR software providers – I mean, if I hadn’t been […]

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