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December 31, 2012
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  • HR departments must evolve or die
    Are HR departments going the way of the dodo? Probably not, but they'll need to evolve to remain relevant in a changing business world, writes Michael A. Morell. "[T]he evolving business environment and workplace necessitates a different way to look at human capital as a core asset of a company," he argues. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/28) 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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  • Affordable Care Act is seen as likely to slow hiring next near
    The Affordable Care Act will make employers more reluctant to hire full-time workers next year, and many companies will opt to hire more part-time workers and cut the hours of full-timers, human resources firms say. Nearly a third of franchisees said they plan to cut staff in order to avoid a requirement that companies with more than 50 employees provide health insurance or pay a penalty, according to a survey by the International Franchise Association. USA Today (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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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  • "Star Wars" fan seeking help to build life-sized Millennium Falcon
    A Tennessee fan of the "Star Wars" films is hoping to bring a little bit of the movies home by building a full-sized replica of the famous Millennium Falcon starship. The 114-foot-long model, which has drawn the interest of fans and collaborators, is projected to cost as much as $800,000 to complete and will be opened to the public, possibly as part of a nonprofit creativity camp, according to project head Chris Lee. TG Daily (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of New Year's Day, SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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