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Telecommuting hot topic after Yahoo CEO nixes it

The web exploded Wednesday morning with news that Yahoo CEO told employees no more telecommuting. CEO Marissa Mayer sent a memo to Yahoo employees saying she was instituting a no work from home policy. Everyone had an opinion. NBC reported that 13.4 million people worked from home at least part-time during a typical week in… Continue Reading Telecommuting hot topic after Yahoo CEO nixes it

Texas firm buys Springs HR company

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A Texas-based group has acquired Aspen Resource Partners, a Colorado Springs-based professional employer organization. Resourcing Edge, based in Rockwall, Texas, announced that it is combining assets with the Colorado Springs-based company. “This is a pivotal effort that accelerates our solutions strategy to offer even greater value to our clients,” said Ted Crawford, Resourcing Edge CEO.… Continue Reading Texas firm buys Springs HR company

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Despite the weak job market, two thirds of about 100 U.S. companies say they can’t fill key positions, according to Right Management, a recruitment service for Manpower Group. Seventy percent of organizations reported they found it hard to recruit for certain jobs, while 25 percent said it was somewhat difficult. “The latest findings are consistent… Continue Reading Companies report difficulty filling jobs

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There may be some credence to the old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” At least 44 percent of employees surveyed by Right Management, a career management group within Manpower Group, think that’s true. According to the survey, more workers believe “who you know” is more important than job performance in… Continue Reading Workers believe networking key to promotion, survey says

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Employers in Colorado Springs anticipate giving workers a 2.1 percent salary increase next year, according to an annual survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. That’s lower than the state average of 2.5 percent, but projected increases are higher than those predicted for 2010 and 2011. Nearly 500 employers participated in the survey and represented… Continue Reading Springs employers anticipate salary increases in 2013

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U.S. employees have the least vacation days

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When it comes to employee holiday entitlements, U.S. employees are lucky to get 15 days vacation and a lump of coal in their stockings. The U.S. is among the least generous countries when it comes to paid holidays, according to data from a global human resource consulting firm. U.S. federal law does not mandate pay… Continue Reading U.S. employees have the least vacation days

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As the dot.com and technology sectors recover from last year’s blow to the economic solar plexus, thousands of students enrolled in computer science and IT courses – along with seasoned industry professionals – faced diminishing job prospects. Fortunately, an entrepreneurial young woman with experience on the job at Digital Equipment Corporation, Quantum Corporation, and later… Continue Reading New co. gives IT students real-world experience

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