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March 24, 2015

The High-Potential Ultimatum

These days you can’t go a week without hearing about the virtues of flexible schedules. They greatly reduce absenteeism and environmental impact, and spur faster company growth. As the workforce becomes more and more mobile, the 9-to-5 grind is becoming less and less attractive. But for every company that gets lauded for instituting afour-day work week or […]

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March 13, 2015

Base Pay vs. Recognition: What’s More Important?

What’s more important: base pay or being appreciated for your work? A recent survey released by Boston Consulting Group polled more than 200,000 employees around the world to create a definitive list of the top 10 factors for on-the-job happiness. They found that employees value the following (in order of importance): Appreciation for their work Good relationships […]

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March 12, 2015

Sick and Tired of No Sick Leave

How much sense does this make: Retail and restaurant workers, who come into more direct contact with the average customer than any other job, are the least likely to have paid sick leave as a benefit. Having to choose between showing up to work ill and getting paid for the day is a regular dilemma […]

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March 4, 2015

The Age of High Wages

President Obama threw down the gauntlet in the last State of the Union address, challenging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9/hr, citing a rebounding economy and stagnating inequality. The current federal minimum is $7.25/hr, and it’s an uphill battle of red tape, political maneuvering, and competing ideologies to get it raised. However, […]

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March 3, 2015

Quick Tips for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 6th, and it’s a great opportunity to flex your recognition muscles and show your employees how much all of the hard work of the last year has meant to you. It’s also a good day for getting managers valuable practice on appreciating and engaging their teams. We love Employee […]

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March 2, 2015

Rethinking The Work Week

If you’re a full-time worker in America, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep. That’s according to the American Time Use Survey, which examined 125,000 responses to calculate how much sleep we’re getting, and what we’re doing instead of it. The simple conclusion the survey came to is we’re working too much. Sleepwalking The National […]

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