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Telecommuting's Week and Weaknesses

February 28, 2007 1:02 PM
Did you know this is Telecommuter Appreciation Week? In homage to the birthday of the telephone man himself, Alexander Graham Bell, on March 3, TAW runs from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3 this year and is designed to call attention to the "win-win" benefits that arise when workers commute--namely saved

Is Employer-Mandated Health Care Bad for Workers?

February 26, 2007 3:02 PM
What American worker wouldn't support a law that required each and every employer to provide health care for employees? Not many, most would argue; health care is painfully expensive without employers' co-payments, and sometimes even with them. Yet, a study released Feb. 26 by two Harvard economists at the Employment

The Coal-Job Growth Connection

February 23, 2007 5:02 PM
Business energy costs and the pains of reducing them are probably not at the top of the mind of the average cubicle-dweller, but this could change if a clear connection is drawn between energy cost reduction and job growth, as in a study conducted by Management Information Systems, released Feb.

A 40-Hour Work Week? How Quaint

February 23, 2007 3:02 PM
"For many American knowledge workers, the 40-hour work week is as quaint a notion as the lunch hour," said Tim Fitzpatrick, a Lexmark vice president, in response to his company's findings that in the last five years, 61 percent of workers have added five hours to their 40-hour hour work

Word of Mouth: Full Employment

February 20, 2007 3:02 PM
Federal Reserve Board Governor Susan Bies told an audience at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business this morning that the U.S. economy is "basically running at full employment." Does this mean that the unemployment rate fell to zero percent over the long holiday weekend? Sadly, no. But it doesn't mean

BlackBerry Backlash: 'Always On' Is Overrated

February 16, 2007 5:02 PM
Ask a "CrackBerry" fiend if they resent feeling tied to the office when they've finally gotten away and most likely they'll tell you it's not a ball-and-chain -- it makes them more productive, flexible and, in the end, more successful. But a study released today by Digital Life America, suggests

Where Does the Day Go?

February 16, 2007 2:02 PM
Its 2 p.m. and you have (theoretically) been at work for five hours, and you've gotten almost nothing checked off on your to-do list. How does this happen? Where did the time go? Well, a survey released on Feb. 16 by the staffing firm OfficeTeam, says you know where the time

Hire Well and Ye Shall Prosper

February 15, 2007 11:02 AM
There is no shortage of conversations across human resources, workplace and talent management publications focused on the difficulties of hiring and retaining the most competitive workers, but few have warned of the consequences as sharply and clearly as a report issued by Watson Wyatt, a global consulting firm, on Feb.14:

Your Female Co-workers Are Full of Germs

February 14, 2007 11:02 AM
Just in time for a day of romance and chivalry, a study released Feb. 14 by researchers at the University of Arizona and the Clorox Co. advises men to forget the flowers and chocolates on Valentine's Day and instead "buy her disinfectant." Yes, they actually went "there." According to the results

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