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8 Companies With the Best Employee Discounts

Only 29% of U.S. workers are engaged and emotionally invested in their work and focused on helping their organizations improve. Given that most employers are only planning to raise wages by an average 3% in 2016, consider companies that provide other ways to make your dollars go further. Here are...

Tunisia Is Becoming The Middle East’s Next Startup Hub

Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment is currently at 15 percent, with one-third of jobless youth being university graduates. Show More Summary

Why Entrepreneurship Holds the Key to Solving the Autism Employment Crisis

Thomas D'Eri is the COO and Co-Founder of Rising Tide Car Wash, an award-winning social enterprise that has designed one of the only financially viable and operationally proven business models to employ individuals with autism. He also recently launched Rising Tide University, which is dedicated to helping nurture this movement. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.11.16

The 5 questions employers shouldn't ask in job interviews. "Does this look infected?" inexplicably fails to make the list. [Law360] Cleveland is suing Tamir Rice's family for not paying for the ambulance that picked him up after he got gunned down by police. Show More Summary

When Is It Okay to Share Your Social Security Number?

Your Social Security number should be among your biggest secrets, but there are times when you'll have to give it out. If you accept a job, your new employer will need a copy of your Social Security card on file, and you'll be asked to provide your number when opening a bank account or applying for...

Archaeology Soap reveals ‘history’ with prolonged use

There are many different kinds of expressions in the English language that involve dirt, and one of them would be “digging up dirt” on other people, which is a strategy employed by many in the political realm in order to gain leverage on one’s opponent as the sordid details begin to surface. Show More Summary

Could Manchester United Risk Not Hiring Jose Mourinho?

Three things are guaranteed with Jose Mourinho as your manager: Attention, trophies and a train-wreck finale. Attention is a double-edged sword. Clubs love employing box-office attractions, they sell their team effortlessly and bring...Show More Summary

“Theater of the Absurd: The NLRB Takes on the Employee Handbook”

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In a 45-page booklet, the U.S. Chamber talks back at the National Labor Relations Board over its push in recent years to forbid, as violations of labor law, a wide range of employer workplace rules: Through a series of decisions andShow More Summary

How do we identify sticky wages?

Tyler Cowen has a new post on the subject: When you disaggregate the data at the state level, wages don’t look so sticky any more: …states that experienced larger employment declines between 2007 and 2010 had significantly lower nominal wage growth during the same time period…Our estimates suggest that real wages also vary significantly with […]

George Karl’s agent wants Kings’ analyst Bobby Jackson punished for calling for coaching change

14 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

Given that local radio and TV analysts are often employed by the teams they cover and always spend plenty of time around them, it’s not surprising when they’re not willing to call for heads to roll. It is surprising when they do, asShow More Summary

Young and Female -- a Double "Strike" for Women Entering the Workforce

By Azita Berar Awad, Director ILO Employment Policy Department and Ann Miles, Director, Youth Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion, the MasterCard Foundation. For decades, promoting gender equality and empowering women has been on the development agenda. Show More Summary

Birthing a Book and Launching a Charity

When Robert E. Goff and I decided to co-author a book employing our collective knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the medical and debt collections industries to expose their inequities and shortfalls, we had no idea of the...Show More Summary

Suggestions for Executives When Your Employer is Under Government Investigation

Civil law and criminal law overlap so that a given situation may involve both the possibility of an administrative agency civil action involving a fine or an injunction and potential criminal charges against both the business entity and individual executives. Show More Summary

Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi

Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi Hands-On Review Following our recent field test of the Phase One 645DF+ and an accompanying IQ250 back, we thought it would be interesting to see how the same 50MP CMOS sensor is employed by another medium-format beast: the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi. Show More Summary

5 Best and Worst Jobs at Walmart

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor Walmart, the largest private employer in the country, has a reputation as a terrible place to work, and is often targeted by activists for its low wages and unfair labor practices. Although some of theseShow More Summary

Keiko Fukazawa's 'Made in China' show employs ceramics to make the personal political

Keiko Fukazawa's "Spout Monster #1" is an unassuming little smart bomb, a precision-guided work of art that explodes aesthetic conventions by uncovering buried social and political content in ordinary found objects. The porcelain sculpture, included in the modest but captivating survey of Fukazawa's...

The Solar Industry Added Workers 12 Times Faster Than The Rest Of The Economy Last Year

The U.S. solar industry now employs slightly over 200,000 workers, representing a growth of 20 percent since November of 2014. The post The Solar Industry Added Workers 12 Times Faster Than The Rest Of The Economy Last Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

“Live Free or Die”- General John Stark

Dear Future Thru-Hiker, At this point, you’re looking at minor details like “where do I stop for my first resupply?” or “will I really have to hitchhike??”. You’ve either told your employer that you’re going for a walk and will be out of cell-phone range for 6 months…. or you’re about to tell them. You’re probably......

Marco's Mantra Backfires

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The Greeks had a word for it: anaphora, or the repetition of a word or set of words or phrases in a speech to create emphasis. Also known as a mantra, many famous modern orators have employed this technique. Reverend Martin Luther King, in his historic “I Have [...]

It's been about resource control not sustainability or efficiency

An important point raised by Vandana Shiva is that the choice of technologies employed in modern industrial societies has not been chosen on the basis of 'efficiency' or 'sustainability'. And neither, suggests the Reverend Thomas Malthus in 1830, have jobs been created to provide 'a living' for workers. Show More Summary

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