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2014-10-02 23:07:51

Majority of workers prefer home vs office to complete work; office politics cited as the #1 culprit for compromised productivity in traditional offices; online job scams are a very real concern for job seekers. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 More than half (54%) of the 1,500 respondents to a recent FlexJobs survey report that their home, not the office, is their location of choice to undertake important job-related assignments. An additional 18% said they would choose the office but...

2014-09-05 08:26:25

SAN LEANDRO, California, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- August report also reveals college graduates are healthier and spend more time on family activities TriNet [http://www.trinet.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ] (NYSE: TNET), a leading cloud-based provider of HR services [http://www.trinet.com/solutions/core_services/default.htm?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ] , today announced the findings of...

2014-07-16 23:01:46

New research by WIEGO highlights the important economic contribution of home-based workers, the impact of city infrastructure and services on home-based workers' productivity, and the difficult bargaining position of home-based workers within global value chains. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 New research released today highlights the important economic contribution of home-based workers, challenges the common assumption that home-based work is not linked to the formal economy,...

2014-04-24 12:25:53

TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program between 2002 and 2012, which made it easier to hire foreign workers, accelerated the rise in unemployment in Alberta and British Columbia, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In "Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada: Are They Really Filling Labour Shortages?", author Dominique M. Gross finds that easier access to foreign labour can generate undesirable incentives on the part of...

2014-03-24 16:20:26

Collaboration provides high-performance, environmentally friendly material to the tire and rubber industries SAN FRANCISCO and ATLANTA, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Connell Brothers (CBC), the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announced today that it has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, a leading specialty materials company, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne((TM)) micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tire and rubber industries in Japan and...

2013-11-14 23:22:40

The study will help policymakers and other stakeholders understand how the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system measures up with other states and serves as an invaluable tool in making system improvements. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The costs per workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania are moderating, following years of steady growth in previous years, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The report, Benchmarks for...

2013-08-05 10:01:44

Research from the University of Copenhagen has revealed the effects of a decade of decentralized wage negotiations in the private sector. In an article in the Journal of Labor Economics, researchers conclude that wages have risen for all employees and that companies are now better able to retain key personnel. "Average wages rise when employees and managers negotiate on an individual basis, without a collective-bargaining agreement dictating fixed rates for all," explains Jakob Roland...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.