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Archive: February, 2012

Growing jobs

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5:45 AM
Times are so hard that when we actually hear about a company hiring, it turns out to be news. In this case, it's 900 seasonal jobs tending plants at Home Depot stores. The company, Bell Nursery, says it may be able to work around schedules for people who already have jobs. Work starts in May and ends... Read more

Skip the shower -- telecommute

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:09 AM
"Research" shows that some people would sacrifice a lot -- even their daily showers -- in order to telecommute. Really? Please, let them telecommute. Or send soap with a company logo on it -- it's all about engaging the worker to promote productivity. Just when things seem so depressing -- long-term... Read more

Pray for the unemployed

Monday, February 13, 2012, 12:25 PM
Next Sunday, 14 suburban churches will hold a day of prayer for the unemployed and underemployed. The timing couldn't be better. Congress is still trying to figure out how or whether to fund continued unemployment benefits even as Pennsylvania is imposing new rules that will limit eligibility for benefits... Read more

Global work: Getting paid like the locals

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 10:44 AM
It costs money to have a global workforce, and the way to offset that cost, writes Mercer, the huge human consultancy, is to try to "localize" compensation. In other words, try to get American employees, as much as possible, to accept the same pay, or close to it, as the locals receive (i.e. less)... Read more
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