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January 24, 2013
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • What talent managers can learn from the financial world
    Treat talent like equity and manage it as if you were a financial planner, Jillyan French-Vite writes. For example, you should assess risks such as shaky succession plans, review assets on a regular basis and establish long-term goals, she writes. ERE.net (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to stop HR from killing innovation
    Hiring practices can have a big effect on a company's innovation culture, Liz Ryan writes, arguing that pompous and arbitrarily complex recruitment policies mean many firms' hiring practices reward compliance rather than creativity. "The whole encrusted recruiting process ... makes it easy for organizations to hire drones, and it makes it hard for them to hire the brilliant and complex people they need to solve their problems," Ryan writes. Bloomberg Businessweek/The Management Blog (1/23) 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 
 
  • Wellness expert says best incentive range is $250 to $600
    Cash or other incentives are better than penalties in motivating workers to participate in wellness programs, experts said at the Shape Michigan Expo. Kristine Sapak of Priority Health said the "sweet spot" for employee incentives is between $250 and $600 per year, but companies first must find out what will work with their staff. MiBiz (Michigan) (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

Regulatory & Legal Update 
 
  • E-mails suggest tech firms had no-poaching agreements
    A batch of e-mails posted by The Verge appear to outline agreements among large technology firms not to recruit each others' workers. A pending lawsuit filed by workers alleges that Apple and Google suppressed wages through such agreements. CNET (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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 
  • Admit it: It's weird to be in charge
    Bosses who find themselves leading a team of former peers should start by discussing the weirdness of the situation, Mike Figliuolo writes. Only by recognizing the elephant in the room will people be able to beat it into submission, Figliuolo writes. "Acknowledging discomfort is the only way to truly focus on it and make it go away," he adds. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Flaming fondue causes chaos in Norway
    A truck carrying 27 metric tons of brown cheese burst into flames last week, and the resulting conflagration blocked a Norwegian traffic tunnel for nearly a week before firefighters were able to control the blaze. Brown cheese's "high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said policeman Viggo Berg. Reuters (1/22), BBC (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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