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Manpower Outlook Predicts Stable U.S. Hiring in 2nd Quarter
The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey , released today by ManpowerGroup, reaffirms continued hiring confidence in the second quarter of 2014, as U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +13 percent.
Questions to Ask Before Allowing Employees to Telecommute
More than ever, people are opting out of clocking in at the office and are working from their own turf instead. One in five workers across the globe telecommute from outside the workplace, many of them from the comfort of their homes, according to a recent Ipsos poll for Reuters.
eBay Reduces CEO’s Compensation by 53 Percent
E-commerce giant eBay has cut the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half. Mr Donahoe was paid $13.8 million (£8.3m), including salary and bonus, in 2013, down from $29.7m a year ago.
Wall Street Says ‘Om’
Stocks are near all-time highs, the IPO market is hot, and for the most part, the bulls are beating the bears. But while optimism is high on Wall Street these days, so is stress. Long, grueling hours remain part of the job description in the financial world. To help revive their employees, a growing number of firms are turning to the age-old technique of Transcendental Meditation.
Why Casino Workers Hate Obamacare
Casino workers are preparing to strike against several Las Vegas establishments, but their real target is President Obama. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is pushing about a dozen of its employers to contribute more money to its health insurance fund to cover rising Obamacare costs. Currently, employers pay 100 percent of the premiums.
Study: Women Who Can Do Math Still Don’t Get Hired
The economist Larry Summers famously suggested once that so few women become scientists and engineers because of discrimination, preference and even differences in innate ability. In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, three business school professors tried to isolate the first of those reasons.
New York Times
How to Help the Working Poor
Congress is currently addressing two major proposals to help the working poor: an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour, where it has been set since July 24, 2009, and an increase in the earned income tax credit, proposed by the White House, that sends cash payments to those with low earnings.
New York Times
Do CEOs of Family-Owned Businesses Work Less?
What's the difference between a family firm and a regular business? According to one new study, an empty corner office. Professors at Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics and Columbia University's business school examined the schedules of 356 chief executives in India and found that family CEOs worked 8 percent fewer hours than managers without genetic ties to their companies.
Wall Street Journal
Germany’s Aggressive Push for a Clean-Energy Future
On the Black Forest's western slopes – in the land of cuckoo clocks and Brothers Grimm – there is a city that calls itself "green." Rich silver deposits first lured settlers to Germany's Freiburg im Breisgau back in the 12th century, but today this quaint city is anything but medieval.
Christian Science Monitor
U.K.’s Manufacturing Expands More Than Forecast
U.K. factory production rose more than forecast in January, adding to evidence of what Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said is a broadening recovery. Output rose 0.4 percent from December, when it also gained that amount, the Office for National Statistics said today in London.
Organizers of Bangladesh Safety Accord Say 1,500 Factories Will Be Inspected
About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the agreement.
Canadian HR Reporter