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January 4, 2013
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  • U.S. jobless rate remained 7.8% last month
    The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate held at 7.8%, according to a U.S. government report. Economists had expected a better result. "The underlying economy is not yet strong enough to support aggressive estimates by economists on job growth," said Brian Sozzi of NBG Productions. CNBC (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • 4 ways to improve your hiring process
    Companies that want to strengthen their hiring processes should focus on specific areas for improvement, such as the candidate experience, and set goals to help measure progress, Eric Friedman writes. Enhance efficiency by keeping a checklist for each stage of the hiring process, he suggests. Blogging4Jobs (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How employee engagement perpetuates itself
    Engaging employees through recognition and career opportunities creates a cycle that feeds off itself, Julie Winkle Giulioni writes. Employees who are locked into an engagement cycle will become more motivated, which will lead to more opportunities and, in turn, to even greater motivation. LeadChangeGroup.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Why Platform Matters When Choosing an ERP System
In order to survive, grow, and compete in the digital age, organizations need an ERP that is highly flexible and able to adapt. So, what are the tough platform questions you should ask yourself when shopping for an ERP?
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Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • 3 employee benefits affected by the "fiscal cliff" deal
    The "fiscal cliff" bill passed by Congress this week permanently renews a tax break for employers that offer education benefits, temporarily increases the maximum pretax contribution that employers can make toward employees' mass-transit expenses and makes it easier for employees to convert their 401(k) plans into Roth 401(k) plans. Business Finance (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
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Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Employers can't withhold witness statements from unions, NLRB rules
    One of the National Labor Relations Board's final rulings of 2012 overturned a 34-year-old precedent that said employers didn't have to give unions witness statements obtained during internal investigations. The ruling means employers won't be able to offer "blanket assurances" of confidentiality, Patricia Trainor writes. HR.BLR.com (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • If you save the company money, make some noise
    Many managers aim to outperform their spending targets, but not all realize the importance of quickly reporting revised spending projections, writes Paul Smith of Procter & Gamble. Not reporting savings can lead senior managers to make important strategic decisions based on inaccurate information. "If you've figured out a way to save more money, by all means do it. Just let management know about it," Smith writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Executive Comp Program Manager MicrosoftRedmond, WA
Human Resources DirectorSidley Austin LLPWashington, DC
Senior Human Resources Consultant Vanderbilt University Medical CenterGreater Nashville Area, TN
Customer service Representative/BookkeeperDuval Art CoutureNationwide, United States
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