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How To Determine Your PTO Policy
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Do Workers Love Small Companies More?
BILL SAPORITO IT’S BROADLY KNOWN as engagement. And human resources consulting firm Korn Ferry’s Hay Group division looked at whether smaller companies have an advantage when it comes to getting employees worldwide to go the extra yard or pull the f
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Wages or Commissions? This 3-Step System Helps You Decide.
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How to Institute a Profit-Sharing Program
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- Oct 16 20161 minute
The New Old Hustle
THEY CALL IT the “gig economy,” because the “turd-eating economy” doesn’t sound as good. Language is important, folks. The gig economy is, of course, the newish catchphrase for a very old model of work in America, whereby you get your “freedom” in ex
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Society Needs to Care for All Our Caregivers
Americans are famous for working hard. Sometimes, though, life needs to take priority over work, and the U.S. is notoriously lacking in policies that support employees who need to take time off when it does. We are the only developed country in the
- Aug 29 20161 minute
Why More Americans Are Becoming Activists
THE MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE SHAKEN America in recent years—the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter—are often assumed to be discrete, separate phenomena. But in fact they have fed one another and overlapped, as more people red
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What to Do About Jobs That Are Never Coming Back
RANA FOROOHAR MOST PEOPLE WHO PROCLAIM UNIONS DEAD are business types. Andy Stern, former head of the Service Employees International Union, is the rare labor organizer who says the same thing. His new book, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic
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How One Company Made Reporting Expenses Less of a Hassle
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- Jun 20 20161 minute
What a Disappointing U.S. Jobs Report Means
JULIA ZORTHIAN ANOTHER U.S. JOBS REPORT, ANOTHER ROUND of shock and disappointment. On June 4, the government reported that employers added a paltry 38,000 workers in May—far fewer than the 155,000 expected. While the unemployment rate dipped to 4.7
- Oct 24 20163 minutes
Union Booster | Mary Kay Henry
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A Great January Jobs Report
The U.S. economy added 277,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.8 percent.
- Jan 18 20174 minutes
How Trump's Fight Against Layoffs Could Still Lead to Fewer Jobs
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How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs
A Los Angeles civil servant explains the challenges related to the work force today.
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
Giving Employees The Tools To Excel Helps This Company Clean Up
RON HOLT GOT INTO residential cleaning in the early 2000s, when he saw a surge in demand that the mom-and-pop shops dominating the industry couldn’t meet. The result was Two Maids & a Mop, his Birmingham, Alabama, startup. By making some decisions that were expensive at first—but which bore long-term fruit—this three-time Inc. 5000 honoree brought in $4.7 million in revenue in 2014. Holt explains how his company has thrived.
- May 1 20162 minutes
Pick A Better Employee Plan
WHEN, IN 1999, SPOUSES JACK AND JODI Raudenbush started their civil engineering firm, they wanted to offer workers a retirement plan. At first, they went for a “simple” IRA, which is easy to administer but restrictive about contributions. As Raudenbu
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The War For Talent: Don’t Fight It Alone
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- Jan 23 20171 minute
Snapshots Of Migrants Working At A Riverside Brickworks In Myanmar
In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.
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In Dangerous Jobs, Trust Is Vital
When your employees are risking their lives, building trust from the first day is even more important.