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How women can help men to raise their game
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In this guest column, entrepreneur Julie Meyer argues that women must appeal to men's rational self-interest if they want to get ahead. More

Elizabeth Warren's new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opens for business
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Stephanie Eidelman wrote in Forbes, "When I hear that word 'Bureau,' with a capital B, I think of course of the FBI. Secrets. Spies. Intrigue. The new Bureau — the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, or CFPB, is trying to create just the opposite impression. Amidst great controversy, President Obama last fall appointed Elizabeth Warren to forge ahead with building an independent organization within the Federal Reserve System that will help empower consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions that are best for them and their families." More

Women in management: Calculated risk
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The spotlight of public attention is on one of its regular sweeps over women in management. Lord Davies of Abersoch, Wales commissioned by the U.K. government recommends action to raise the number of female directors in top companies, and wants monitoring and transparency. More

Green business: The HR angle
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Gareth Kane wrote in Management-Issues, "Last year I was approached at an event I was speaking at by the director of a car dealership. She explained that the company had appointed an energy champion in each one of their dozen showrooms, but that none were hitting their energy efficiency targets. Did I have any advice on how to motivate them?" More

Global health care costs to increase
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It's no secret that health care costs are increasing in the United States and around the world. The latest evidence: The recently released Towers Watson Global Medical Trends survey projecting the average medical cost increase for employer-provided health insurance will be 10.5 percent globally. More

The stock market is calm: You're warned
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If you've been checking your portfolio regularly, you may have noticed something peculiar: Week after week, the market has been moving up without major setbacks. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index soared 30 percent from July 2 to Feb. 15, falling 1 percent or more on only 13 occasions during that time. Based on one measure of volatility, stocks haven't risen this much amid price swings this narrow since 1971. More

Investment advisers' fear factor spikes amid SEC social media sweep
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Two financial regulatory organizations are taking a closer look at how advisers use social networking. Recently, the Security and Exchange Commission began a sweep of advisers' use of social media and social networking, according to executives at compliance vendors who have seen an SEC letter requesting information from advisers or have clients who have received it. Meanwhile, the Social Networking Task Force Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., also known as Finra, is meeting to discuss whether it needs to update its guidance on how advisers should use social networking sites, spokeswoman Nancy Condon said. More

What type of mobile worker rules your company?
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You remember the office — that place you used to go every day. In 2010, according to a survey of 5,500 business technology end-users by research firm Forrester, 78 percent of workers work from their company office at least once per week. However, 34 percent of survey respondents report telecommuting from their homes, while traveling, or from locations like coffee shops at least once per week. Recognizing that mobile worker flexibility can boost productivity, IT departments have jumped in by expanding smartphone support and deploying a wider variety of company-specific mobile applications. More

Cost-cutting companies boost worker productivity
Investor's Business Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many companies, efficiency is something you don't think about until you absolutely have to. Over the past three or so years, plenty of companies have had to. The economic downturn and financial crisis put the brakes on sales growth, forcing businesses to slash payrolls and do more with less. In terms of improving efficiency, most industries fared pretty well during the downturn, according to data from Sageworks, a financial analysis firm headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. More

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