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A new way forward: The better way to accelerate change
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, Ken Perlman has been exploring the concept of change fatigue and why it happens within organizations. This article looks at the most important aspect of change fatigue: eliminating it. More

Recession officially over, US incomes kept falling
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In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found. Between June 2009, when the recession officially ended, and June 2011, inflation-adjusted median household income fell 6.7 percent, to $49,909, according to a study by two former Census Bureau officials. During the recession — from December 2007 to June 2009 — household income fell 3.2 percent. More

Building corporate culture
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefLearn how employee training and incentives can create cheerleaders for your brand. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and product manager Robert Richman discuss the importance of committing to your company's core values and hiring employees to fit in with those values to create an empowering community. More

Lawmakers tell supercommittee to cap contractor salaries
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Lawmakers have asked a deficit-reduction panel to lower the cap on the amount agencies pay contractors for executive salaries and to extend salary caps to all contractor employees. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., said in a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction that capping salary reimbursement for contractors' top five executives would save at least $3 billion over 10 years. More

Virginia workers rack up millions in unused time off
Loudoun Times-Mirror    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Virginia paid $7.7 million in earned time off to retirees, 4 percent of the workforce, in 2010, according to Department of Human Resource Management. This year, more than 11,000 workers are eligible to retire, but only 2 percent are expected to leave. This financial burden on the state is expected to compound as about 25 percent of the state's baby boomer workforce becomes eligible for retirement in the next five years. If the economy improves, that number could surge. More

5 financial planning myths
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recent university graduate Kylie Robertson, 23, can't see the point of financial planning at this stage in her life. With a five-figure student debt load, a new job and no dependents she's not sure what she would be planning for. "I think I'm too young for financial planning because I don't have a whole lot of finances to plan," she explains. More

Border drug war: Is it really out of control?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram viz The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Flying at an altitude of about 700 feet, the Department of Public Safety helicopter follows the meandering pathway of the Rio Grande as it cuts through rich farmland in southern Texas and northern Mexico. Inside, Lt. Johnny Prince, the pilot, and tactical flight officer Mike Avila survey the terrain on both sides of the international waterway for any sign of activity by increasingly brazen drug operatives. More

3 ways to revive burned out employees
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It's easy to miss signs that your employees are getting burned out — especially if the economy has left you battle-fatigued, too. But chances are, there are people on your team who are losing steam, given the increased productivity demanded of many workers since the 2008 financial crisis. A Harris Interactive/CareerBuilder poll that was released recently found that 77 percent of employees say they are sometimes or always burned out on their jobs. More

How to redeem a disastrous job interview
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Job interviews are nerve-wracking, sudden-death tournaments where one wrong move can send you tearing off in the wrong direction. You know when it's going wrong — but few people feel they can then redeem themselves. But once it's gone wrong, it could be worth taking a big gamble. More
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