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We hear the term BIG DATA a lot – this is referring to the zillions upon zillions of pieces of information that a corporation has at its finger tips.
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October 2015 Jobs Report

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The October 2015 jobs report came out on Friday, November 6, and after adding 271,000 jobs it far exceeded the estimated amount of 182,000 openings. This is obviously great news for our economy as organizations have enough funds to bring on more employees.
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This move is definitely a great start to boosting employee morale, but we worry that it will not be enough because of the fact that money does not always buy happiness.
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Google Lays Out How They Manage Employees

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Google recently announced the launch of “re: Work” which is a website “designed to help you use data and science to make things better, no matter where you call work.”
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REI Understands Their Employees

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The outdoor recreation retailer announced they would not be open on the nation’s most popular shopping day, Black Friday, because they are encouraging their employees and customers to enjoy the great outdoors instead of wasting time standing in lines and fighting large crowds.
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There is a manager crisis in American companies. A recent study conducted by Gallup details some very disturbing statistics regarding managers in today’s workforce. The report confirms that only 18% of managers demonstrate a high level of talent for managing others. Let that sink in. Only 18% of managers are qualified to manage others. This is an extremely scary statistic for those who are responsible for retaining and engaging employees. We already know that 80% of employees dissatisfied wit...
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Paul Ryan recently held a press conference where he detailed the items he would need should he decide to take the very difficult yet powerful Speaker of the House role as many in his party are hoping he will. In an unprecedented move – Ryan gave an ultimatum of sorts wherein he stated among other things that he will not compromise his family time should he decide to take this position. Should the government make that agreement with him; then America will have witnessed first-hand employee recr...
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Once again, Google has demonstrated how much they value their employees. An engineer that works for Google has found a way to live rent free by sleeping in the back of a truck that he paid $10,000 for. He uses his free parking spot in the Google parking lot, the free gym membership at Google, and he eats in the Google cafeteria – also for free. This has allowed him the opportunity to make large payments on his student loans and save a huge portion of his take home pay. While we realize that n...
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Amazon's Bezos Ranking Drops

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There’s more to being a CEO than just paying off your shareholders. Jeff Bezos is learning the hard way that employees matter. Everyone saw the NYTimes article that discussed the employment nightmare that is Amazon.com. Bezos was appalled and frustrated by the article and fired back a defensive letter to the editor to mitigate the bad press that he received, but it did little to quell the rumors and conversation surrounding his company’s poor employee engagement strategy and high turnover. We...
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There is a method to keeping turnover costs low and keeping productivity high. Unfortunately, most companies are using an antiquated method of “THE” annual engagement survey and if they are really progressive they may also use Exit Interviews. Thirty years ago this was a solid strategy, but in this day and age of technology, speed, and access it’s simply not enough. In fact, it’s likely costing more in managing than it is saving on internal costs. There are three main mistakes companies con...
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