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January 10, 2013
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • Weight-loss competitions at work have pros, cons
    Employee weight-loss competitions are a popular wellness tool for companies because they get quick results and reduce health care costs, but experts say they can encourage unhealthy eating and cause tension among team members. Cornell University professor John Cawley says programs that offer financial incentives work best but warns that employees tend to regain weight after the incentives stop. The Wall Street Journal (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

Regulatory & Legal Update 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

The HR Leader 
  • Why smart bosses start book clubs
    One way to foster engagement is to ask your entire team to read a particular business or management tome, writes Baron Christopher Hanson. Turning your company into a reading group gives you a chance to understand employees better and allows them to share their passions and ideas more freely. "Everyone in the company is guaranteed to have something in common to talk about going forward," Hanson writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • If corporations are people, can they carpool?
    A California man fined $478 for driving solo in a car pool lane says his ticket should be thrown out because he had his company's articles of incorporation with him. If corporations have status as legal people, he told a court, then they should count as passengers for car pooling purposes. A traffic court upheld the ticket, but the man says he hopes to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wired.com/Threat Level blog (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it -- and a greater fool if you count upon it."
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