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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
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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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
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 
 
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

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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.

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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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