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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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Managers more likely to shop Cyber Monday during Work Hours

Managers more likely to shop Cyber Monday during Work Hours A new survey finds senior-level employees more likely to shop for Cyber Monday deals on Monday during work hours. You can tell you manager on Monday that you already got better Cyber Monday deals on Sunday.

Nov 30 2014, 4:48am CST

IKEA Promises 17 Percent Wage Increase By End of 2015.

IKEA Promises 17 Percent Wage Increase By End of 2015. Swedish-based IKEA offers a minimum of $3.51 increase in wages for all retail outlets and distribution centers by the end of 2015.

Jun 27 2014, 5:42am CDT

Minimum Wage Hike Shunted by Republicans

Minimum Wage Hike Shunted by Republicans The minimum wage hike plans of President Obama and several Democrats have been shunted by Republican Party members. Their objection is that where the money is going to come from has to be decided before any such action is taken.

May 1 2014, 11:42am CDT

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase is a Part of Obama’s Agenda

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase is a Part of Obama’s Agenda The minimum wage increase in Michigan and several other states is a part of President Obama’s agenda. And despite the forestalling measures of rigid Republicans it is going to be put into action.

Apr 3 2014, 8:03am CDT

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear:  companies are struggling to engage our...

Mar 15 2014, 4:11pm CDT

5 Steps to Make Flexible Work a Reality at Your Company

5 Steps to Make Flexible Work a Reality at Your Company A few months ago I wrote a post on why we don’t need offices which sparked some interesting discussion both in the comments section, in emails I received, and on social media.  Ultimately, the questions and...

Mar 4 2014, 1:16am CST

5 HR Skills That Are Now Trending

5 HR Skills That Are Now Trending I love HR. But in all honesty, sometimes I forget why I love it. There are so many bells and whistles these days, so many technology-driven tools, so much reliance on social media, that I sometimes lose sight of HR’s...

Mar 2 2014, 10:26pm CST

Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move in Recruiting

Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move in Recruiting This week Workday announced the acquisition of Identified, a private company which was focused on using Big Data techniques to help recruiters find great candidates. While Workday positioned this as a BigData move, it...

Feb 27 2014, 8:01pm CST

CES 2015 News
Gap Hourly Wage Rate Increased to $9

Gap Hourly Wage Rate Increased The economy of the United States needs a boost. And is there a better way of fomenting this monetary ferment then by increasing the wage rate? Gap recently increased its hourly wage rate to nine dollars. Next year this will be further extended to $10.

Feb 20 2014, 9:30am CST

Breaking - Facebook Buying WhatsApp - $16B In Cash And Stock From the regulatory filing: On February 19, 2014, Facebook, Inc. (“Parent”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”) with Rhodium Acquisition Sub II, Inc., a Delaware...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

The Junk Science Of The Human Resources Department

The Junk Science Of The Human Resources Department Apple asks some prospective Design Engineers to infer from a table of deconstructed parts the intended function of a motorcycle pump. Prospective employees at Fujifilm are asked to write personal essays about two...

Feb 12 2014, 2:42pm CST

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits?

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits? For someone who came up through sales, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sure seems to put his foot in his mouth a lot. He is in a firestorm of controversy over seeming to blame a recent 401(k) (retirement) benefit cut on the...

Feb 11 2014, 3:18am CST

Study: Love for a Winning Leadership and  Better Employee Engagement

Study: Love for a Winning Leadership and Better Employee Engagement Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means that love is in the air. Unfortunately, it’s not in the air, or culture, or anywhere else at too many companies. Which is not only a shame, it’s very shortsighted. Why? Because...

Feb 9 2014, 9:25pm CST

Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors

Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors One of the precepts of Obamacare is that all employees ought to have affordable health coverage. That’s a laudable goal, but the details have become more than messy. Besides, after the website gaffes, the ‘...

Feb 6 2014, 1:40am CST

Unleash Your Employees Super Powers

Unleash Your Employees Super Powers Make a list of five of your good employees. Not the stars, and not the laggards, but people who come in everyday, do a good job, and go home. (This applies to telecommuting roles too btw) Now take a look...

Feb 3 2014, 12:53am CST

Higher Minimum Wages Means More Independent Contractors

Higher Minimum Wages Means More Independent Contractors Did President Obama just make independent contractor v. employee issues bigger? Arguably, yes. His State of the Union Address noted that he would sign an executive order increasing the minimum worker wage for...

Jan 29 2014, 2:22am CST

Talent Development improves with Data Science

Talent Development Improves with Data Science With employee engagement continuing to trend towards all time lows, regardless of the economy per Gallup’s measure, talent management is increasingly important to organizations. In another vein, the upcoming IBM Chief...

Jan 28 2014, 2:38am CST

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure It’s not a surprise that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has fired COO Henrique De Castro. Yes. He was her first big hire. Yes. It is going to cost Yahoo crazy amounts of money to pay him off. But he does not seem to have fit...

Jan 18 2014, 8:46am CST

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work In many companies I work with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-term freelancers. The percentage varies (ASTD, SHRM), from 30 to 45 percent, which seems...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

I4U news

What 2013 Teaches Employers For 2014 & Beyond By Gene Connors and Amanda Haverstick 2013 left employees as the overall victors on the employment law battlefield, by arming them with a host of new statutory rights and options, primarily at the state and local level...

Jan 9 2014, 5:06pm CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier Congratulations. Your hard work and entrepreneurial instincts have paid off in the form of a fast-growing, profitable business that’s worth millions of dollars, or could be some day. And you’re only 40. Or 30. Or, like...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

I4U news

2014: The Year Social HR Matters In 2013, organizations finally began in earnest to integrate social technologies into recruitment, development and engagement practices. In 2014, this social integration will become the status quo. The digital...

Jan 6 2014, 9:46am CST

Enterprise Architecture: Getting Organized For The New Year

Enterprise Architecture: Getting Organized For The New Year With the new year upon us, and the precept of resolutions in the air, it’s a good time to think about getting organized (personally, I cleaned out the attic). Hence a look at enterprise architecture. If I grasp its...

Jan 3 2014, 9:06am CST

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014 When it comes to management, I’ve always been a bigger believer in fundamentals than fancy.  Sure, there’s nothing at all wrong with, say, presentation skills that spellbind an audience of thousands, but when it comes...

Jan 1 2014, 8:26am CST

New Leader Ideas 2013: Get The Job. Onboard Well. Be BRAVE.

New Leader Ideas 2013: Get The Job. Onboard Well. Be BRAVE. Looking back at the New Leader’s Playbook articles that got the most traction in 2013, it’s clear that readers’ interests are strongest in three areas: sharpening interview skills to get the job, managing executive...

Dec 30 2013, 5:31am CST

Minimum Wage Hike will be Increased in 2016

Minimum Wage Hike Increased by WCC The Washington City Council (WCC) will increase the minimum wage hike to $11.50 on an hourly basis in the year 2016. This decision is based on the financially fit region’s demographics and economic conditions.

Dec 24 2013, 5:03am CST

I4U news

New York's 5 Gifts For Employers In 2014: What State And City Employers Need To Know Heading Into The New Year Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post. 2013, a hectic year for labor and employment practitioners in New York, yielded mixed results for employers and, in too many instances, presented more questions...

Dec 23 2013, 9:56am CST

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class The organized labor movement is changing, reflecting two large-scale trends. On the one hand, union membership – once 35 percent of the U.S. workforce in the 1950s – is at its lowest point in more than a century. In...

Dec 23 2013, 9:16am CST

$11.50 Minimum Wage Approved

$11.50 Minimum Wage Approved by Washington's City Council Washington's city council has approved to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11.50 an hour on Tuesday. This raise in the minimum wage will be effective in 2016 in the US capital.

Dec 18 2013, 6:21am CST