The Justice Department's inspector general is reviewing allegations that FBI employees have been involved in prostitution and partying in Asia, sources say. The FBI has reassigned some employees to nonoperational positions, but details of the allegations have not been made public.
It's all too common: New hires enter a job with excitement that quickly trails off and leaves them wondering whether they should leave. Leadership From the Core founder Marcel Schwantes examines some reasons for this discontent -- a feeling that profits matter more than people, dislike of immediate supervisors -- and concludes they all boil down to a perception of disrespect.
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A wage increase from Amazon is putting pressure on small businesses, including ones that do not compete directly with the online retailer, Joyce Rosenberg writes. Instead of competing on pay alone, small businesses can offer flexible work schedules, transportation and other perks, such as training and mentoring.
Software and service company Kronos has achieved an enviable Glassdoor rating as a great place to work, a goal set by CEO Aron Ain. In fact, Ain has authored a book on the subject and recommends engaging prospective employees early and seeking candidate referrals from employees.
Many people last week received calls from monk seal hospital Ke Kai Ola in Honolulu but were met with only silence. Marine mammal veterinarian Claire Simeone was called 10 times, and when she went to find out why all of the calls were made from one line in the hospital, Simeone noticed a gecko had sat on the phone and was inadvertently calling numbers in the phone's call history with its feet.