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March 1, 2017

Culture Change Fuels the Wall Street Brain Drain

So-called “brain drains,” or mass exoduses of talent from one place to another, are a common occurrence in business, and are usually driven by more competitive salaries and benefits on the other side. However the brain drain currently being experienced on Wall Street is unlike any other – the top minds exiting the financial field […]

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September 15, 2016

Limited Tenure: DARPA’s Unique Approach to Turnover

Some companies go to extraordinary lengths to stay ahead of employee turnover. Zappos has a “pay to quit” policy that offers employees cash to walk away early if they feel the job’s not for them. Several restaurants have experimented with eliminating tips in exchange for higher wages to keep employees engaged. But probably the most […]

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May 24, 2016

Don’t Be Like the TSA

While many of us are looking forward to traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, no one is looking forward to waiting in those long security lines at the airport. But you’re not the only ones who are fed up. The Transportation Safety Administration has been having a hard time lately proving their value. Last year TSA […]

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May 23, 2016

Keeping Employee Engagement Up During Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2015, companies spent a record-setting $2 trillion on acquisitions, a majority of it in the technology, healthcare, insurance, and banking industries. In 2016 we’ve already seen two market-shaking deals go through: Charter Communications’ $55bn takeover of Time Warner Cable and Comcast’s recent $3.8bn purchase of DreamWorks Animation. 2015 was notable for the DuPont-Dow Chemicals […]

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January 19, 2016

The Era of the Empowered Employee

Indeed.com, the biggest job site in the world, commissioned an end-of-year study showing that more than 50 percent of US workers are thinking of making a career change in 2016. Some of the chief motivators were a better work location, a higher position/title, and the biggest motivator was salary, with 79 percent of respondents listing […]

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January 14, 2016

You Can Take This Job and… Keep It?

Three winning tickets were identified in that whopping $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that made headlines this week, and it’s got many of us thinking what we would do if we won more money than we could ever spend. Quit Date The first thing most people fantasize about upon winning a big lottery jackpot is quitting […]

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August 26, 2015

10 Unusual Employee Perks

Companies are always looking for the right balance of perks and benefits to keep their employees engaged, since 95 percent of employees consider them before making a decision to stay with or leave an organization. But what works for one company may not work for the next and it’s always a matter of finding the […]

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August 24, 2015

Getting Gratitude Right In The Workplace

Janice Kaplan’s new book The Gratitude Diaries examines the effects of gratitude in the workplace. She cites a London School of Economics paper that analyzed more than 50 studies that looked at what gets people motivated to work. They found that we give our best effort when: The work gets us interested and excited We […]

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