Jobbing Archive: March, 2012

As basic as 2+2 = 4

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"People don't walk around with the memory of a cylinder formula in their head," writes a reader and he's right. He raises a question about... Read more

Company hands out employee names, numbers

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Why would AlliedBarton Security Services, the Conshohocken-based security guard company, give the names, addresses and phone numbers of its... Read more

When loyalty to workers hurts more than it helps

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Easy enough to slam business owners or paint them as heartless capitalists working to milk their companies by dis-investing in their equipment... Read more

Coffee and the power of habit

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What if a sustained focus on safety changed everything in a sagging business? That's what happened at Alcoa, when Paul O'Neill took over in... Read more

The cost of working

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Do you work in an office? Do you spend $195 a week on all expenses associated with your commute, plus purchases that you make nearby your building... Read more

You are what you tweet

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Last night I dreamed about search engine optimization. What a nightmare. Not the dream, but the idea of dreaming about search engine optimization... Read more

Working safe

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Workplace violence makes headlines, but day-to-day, workers are more impacted by injuries that occur in the line of duty. One of the groups... Read more

Repairing the jobs pipeline

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There's been a lot of talk about the skills gap in the education/job pipeline, but Michael A. Lucas, the administrative director, aka, the... Read more