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Jan 07
2011

Why small business jobs are overrated

Posted by Stephen Taub in workforceworkerssmall businesssmall and medium-sized businessjobsjob securityCashCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Here we go again.

The disappointing number of jobs created in December has renewed calls for incentives to boost hiring by small companies. After all, goes the conventional wisdom, most new jobs are created by the puniest companies in our country, the backbone of the US economy.

Jul 20
2010

Five ways to build better benefits

Posted by Jeremy Smerd in workforcewellnesssmall businesshealth carehealth and wellness programsbudgetbenefits401k

Jeremy Smerd

According to the federal government, Americans work about eight hours a day. Now, I say "according to..." because the government actually put out a study last month confirming what we already know: we spend a third of our lives at work.

The workplace is our second home. Our employer is our second family. That is why the safety net employers provide for employees matters.

Nov 10
2009

Mars vs. Venus in the office

Posted by annearf in workplace, workforcewomen in the workplace

annearf

Women may make up close to 50% of the workforce. But, there's still a lot of Mars. vs. Venus happening at work when it comes to a great many issues. That is, men and women could be on different planets in their approaches to everything from how they recover from conflict to their views on how to get ahead.

Some of the differences are pretty stark, according to a survey of 615  employees conducted by Cisco and a firm called Gender IQ. While the study was done in the UK, which has about the same percentage of women in the workplace, it has a lot of implications for the U.S., too.



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