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Nov 23,2007
Every employer knows they are going to have a certain amount of employee whining about workplace conditions. Some of this is justified and some is not. But everyone expects complaints over some company policies or practices. But most employers would never be able to identify the No. 1 complaint of their workers, even though they probably witness signs of it every day. The biggest complaint is a lack of communication from senior managers, according to ... [full story]
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Nov 23,2007
Are you feeling under the weather, or is it nice sunny weather that's keeping you from work? According to a survey by CareerBuilder.com, 32 percent of employees said they called in sick when they were healthy at least once in the past year. The survey polled 5,989 workers and 2,929 hiring managers/HR professionals. One in 10 workers admitted to playing hooky from work three days or more. Twenty-three percent of workers admitted to missing work ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
Get ready to starting paying for your health insurance by the pound. That startling statement - whether it ever becomes true or not - is based on the obesity of the American work force and the added expense obesity causes to company-sponsored health care plans. The federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that more than 30 percent of all adults in the United States are obese, a doubling over 1980 ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2007
You may want to think twice before you toss important documents into the trash at work. Careless disposal methods could lead to loss of confidential information or worse - workplace identity theft. Ira Winkler, a certified information systems security professional, conducts corporate espionage simulations in order to examine crimes against companies. He is then able to tell the company how to shield important documents and computer files. During his investigations, he has come upon significant ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
Workplace studies probably can come to any conclusion you choose. But Walker Information of Indianapolis has staked out a reputation for carefully and accurately evaluating the mood of the American work force in recent years. Every two years, it examines the level of loyalty among workers. This year's study signifies a watershed trend: For the first time, the rising number of disloyal employees now overshadows loyal employees. This is an employer's nightmare. This is a ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2007
Would you say your boss is bad, good or great? Leigh Buchanan Inc. magazine's editor-at-large, says several practices separate a so-so boss from a great boss. A good boss needs to be patient and fair. It requires even more effort to be considered great. Here are some of Buchanan's findings: - Bad bosses tend to forget that everyone sees things from his or her own perspective; they only look at the big picture. Great bosses ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
Several years ago, I was summoned to a meeting with three of my editors. At the time, I was working in a satellite office and I had little idea of what was going on at the main office. But when my boss, her boss and his boss called me to a meeting, I knew it wasn't good. They set up a meeting at a restaurant and we agreed to meet there at noon. All I ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
You may want to rethink what you wear to work if you want to get ahead in business. A professional wardrobe could be as important as showing up to work on time and getting the work done. Sixty-eight percent of employees believe an employee's office attire affects his or her outlook for a promotion, according to a survey by Yahoo! HotJobs and Banana Republic. And 82 percent of human-resource professionals agree. "Wardrobe choices really can ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
It seemed like only moments after a Madison Square Garden got slapped by a New York jury with an $11.6 million penalty for sexual harassment that two more women decided to sue the company. Ah, obviously gold diggers. They sense the easy prey and are swooping down. Not so fast. If you know anything about sexual harassment complaints in the workplace, you know that things often are pretty out of control before they are filed. ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
Richard Franz's mother is in a nursing home and longs for more companionship, but he has a job that involves travel. Enter Shirley, a Right at Home caregiver. "Having Shirley gives me a peace of mind," says Franz. "A nursing home wasn't enough. My mother needs nurturing and the personal touch." People who are part of the "sandwich generation" face the difficulty of juggling a career, raising a family and providing care for their elderly ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Some co-workers in the office were just talking about their 401(k) investments and how much money they had lost in the stock market's recent upheaval. I listened to what these educated and intelligent people were saying and my jaw dropped. I realized how little they knew about investing. I shouldn't have been surprised by that. When it comes to financial literacy, the citizenry of the world's biggest economic engine seems to know very little. Although ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Husband-and-wife business partnerships are growing in popularity, possibly due to the struggle to balance the duties of work and family time. Family businesses make up 80 percent to 90 percent of U.S. business enterprises, and married couples lead 1.2 million U.S. companies, according to statistics from the Family Business Review and the National Federation of Independent Business. Dave and Linda Skromme of San Mateo, Calif., decided to take the plunge 18 years ago. Dave chose ... [full story]
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Sep 28,2007
BEND, Ore. – Russell E. Massine, M.D. FACP has recently joined Bend Memorial Clinic’s Nephrology Department.    Dr. Russell E. Massine, MD. FACP - submitted photo Dr. Massine comes to Bend Memorial Clinic from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where he recently finished a Fellowship in Nephrology. Before his Fellowship, Massine practiced Internal Medicine at Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. While living in Mississippi he was an Assistant Professor of ... [full story]
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