FAA furloughs keeping some air travelers waiting

Planning to travel by air any time soon? Better check that the flight is on time. With the nation’s 15,000 air controllers now subject to furloughs as part of the government spending cuts, the FAA says planes may need to take off and land less frequently. As part of the automatic spending cuts that went into effect earlier this spring, but just hitting the…

24 Apr 2013
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A New Look at Engagement

By: Barb Krantz Taylor Source: Talent Management Original Article Here are nine intangible elements of work that employees rank much higher than salary or perks on engagement surveys. Engaged employees perform at 100 percent of their ability, but the most highly engaged employees perform at 122 percent. This was an assertion made during a Towers Perrin — now Towers Watson — webinar called “Leadership…

21 Oct 2011
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

By JESSICA PRYCE-JONES Source: The Source Original Article I am in a wood-paneled boardroom of a large multinational waiting to make a pitch. My stomach lurches as I anticipate having to use the “H” word to the CEO. It just feels too “new-agey” to associate with the hard-numbered world of business. “We’re here to talk about happiness. Happiness at work.” The words sound so…

21 Oct 2011
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Employee Motivation Tips: The Why Matters

Article Summary For leaders of any kind — managers, supervisors, business owners, coaches, teachers, or parents — the lesson in this story is key to understanding what might motivate someone to take action.... When you find ways to communicate with people about issues bigger and more emotional to them — to them is the key point here — they will move to action to…

20 Sep 2011
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Article Summary Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance. Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about…

20 Sep 2011
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The 3 Ways Candidates Get Beheaded Expecting Counter Offers

Article Summary RJ's basic premise is that counter offers come across as fake and forced when provided by a boss or employer who's been ignoring the employee in question for months if not years. RJ's on the money with his take on the issue, but there's an important qualifier that the candidate side needs to understand: You never take an offer to your employer…

07 Sep 2011
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