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How The DOL Let Companies Get Away With Unpaid Internships

How The DOL Let Companies Get Away With Unpaid Internships

By Kara Brandeisky and Jeremy B. Merrill, ProPublica- Two years after the U.S. Department of Labor announced its intent to crack down on unpaid internships, a federal investigator called a final meeting with the biggest offender the agency had found: an outdoors magazine based in Santa Fe, N.M. The investigator reported interns at Outside magazine had […]

<a href=http://www.conference-board.org/press/pressdetail.cfm?pressid=4802 target=_blank >More Companies Looking Outside To Hire Their Next CEO</a>

New Report from The Conference Board Examines CEO Succession in the S&P 500 During 2012, 27.1% of S&P 500 companies facing a CEO succession hired an outsider for the top job, according to CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition, a new report by The Conference Board released today. The rate confirms an upward trend recorded since the 1970s, […]

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Wage Theft And Predatory Corporations – When The Boss Steals Your Pay

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Wage Theft And Predatory Corporations – When The Boss Steals Your Pay

This article on wage theft is part of an ongoing AlterNet series, “The Age of Fraud.“ By LYNN STUART PARRAMORE, AlterNet— Imagine you’ve just landed a job with a big-time retailer. Your task is to load and unload boxes from trucks and containers. It’s backbreaking work. You toil 12 to 16 hours a day, often without […]

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Gallup: U.S. Employee Engagement Improves

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Gallup: U.S. Employee Engagement Improves

By DANIELA YU, JIM HARTER, and SANGEETA AGRAWAL, Gallup— Thirty-six percent of managers and executives were “engaged” in their jobs in 2012 — meaning they are deeply involved in and enthusiastic about their work and actively contributing to their organization. This is the highest level of worker engagement across 12 different occupation types and is […]

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Trader Joe’s Pays Employees A Living Wage And Wins

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Trader Joe’s Pays Employees A Living Wage And Wins

By Lorraine Devon Wilke— We’ve watched as places like Walmart, Papa John’s, Target, Applebee’s and other businesses continue to pay sub-par wages while claiming their only option for profit, given the economy and their being “forced” to provide employees with insurance, is to either cut employees’ hours and/or their wages. This miserly strategy is justified and implemented despite the fact that […]

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What Would Peter Drucker Say? Workers Pay For High Executive Salaries

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What Would Peter Drucker Say? Workers Pay For High Executive Salaries

By SAM PIZZIGATI— Peter Drucker, the analyst who founded modern management science, died in 2005 at age 95. When he died, business leaders worldwide hailed this Austrian-born American for his enormous contribution to enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. But Peter Drucker also cared deeply about enterprise morality. In his later years, he watched — and despaired — […]

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Corporate Sustainability Programs Held Steady, SHRM Survey

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Corporate Sustainability Programs Held Steady, SHRM Survey

A new survey from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that increased employee morale, a better public image, and efficiency top the reasons why organizations should consider a corporate sustainability program. The survey shows that 53% of organizations said their sustainability initiatives improved employee morale. Slightly more than half—51%—said sustainability programs created a stronger public […]

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Women, Science And Technology – The Attitude Gap

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Women, Science And Technology – The Attitude Gap

ILO News- Science and technology are advancing at a rapid pace, offering new opportunities in the workplace. Women, however, are in danger of being left behind. And that is a question of attitudes, not aptitudes. “Women tend to be overrepresented in the humanities and social sciences, and underrepresented in science and technology,” says Claude Akpokavie, […]

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All About Job STRESS, Part 5: NIOSH Approach To Job Stress

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All About Job STRESS, Part 5: NIOSH Approach To Job Stress

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Approach To Job Stress On the basis of experience and research, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) favors the view that working conditions play a primary role in causing job stress. However, the role of individual factors is not ignored. According to the NIOSH view, […]

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All About Job STRESS, Part 3: Job Stress Prevention Programs

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All About Job STRESS, Part 3: Job Stress Prevention Programs

Job Stress Prevention Programs What Some Organizations Have Done Example 1 — A Small Service Organization. A department head in a small public service organization sensed an escalating level of tension and deteriorating morale among her staff. Job dissatisfaction and health symptoms such as headaches also seemed to be on the rise. Suspecting that stress […]

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