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Flex Schedules Tops Workers' Summer Wish List

June 5, 2012
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A new Robert Half study also showed that employers may be warming up to such perks, with 75 percent of human resources managers saying their company offers flexible schedules during the summer
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Susan Lambert Has Her Say on Workforce Scheduling

May 8, 2012
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As head of the Workforce Educational Organization's academic advisory committee, Susan Lambert is helping to shape its professional certification on scheduling and other workforce management matters to take into account employer and employee views.
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Who Knew My Matchmaking Would Lead to the Workforce Educational Organization?

April 26, 2012
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To me, the WEO is a good example of an all-win approach. We need more business and professional organizations with this sort of inclusive vision.
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Prospects for Boost in Employee Mass Transit Tax Breaks Dim

February 23, 2012
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The history of the higher mass transit tax break goes back to 2009, when lawmakers approved an economic stimulus measure that allowed employees to reduce their taxable salaries by up to $230 a month to pay for mass transit expenses.
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UPS Pilots' Union Says FAA Fatigue Rule Threatens Public Safety

December 22, 2011
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Under the new rule finalized Dec. 21, cargo pilots are exempt from a sweeping overhaul of commercial airline pilot scheduling, where pilots would fly shorter shifts and be given longer rest periods, the FAA said in statement.
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California Supreme Court Nears Ruling on Meal Breaks

December 16, 2011
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While meal-period laws vary nationwide, California is among the states wrestling with how far employers should go in policing meal and rest breaks.
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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
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It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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Managing a Field Service Technology Upgrade

October 7, 2011
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For a smooth transition, work with a partner, know your goals and test software on old work orders.
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Lesson from Las Vegas: Bet on a Bigger Staff

October 7, 2011
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I admit that one night at a hotel is not a lot to go on. And I may be a picky guest. But I think my one-day stay at Mandalay Bay may contain a lesson in workforce planning for the Vegas resort and other companies wrestling with uneven business demand.
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Video Interviewing Cuts Costs, but Bias Worries Linger

October 5, 2011
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One recruiter says that since incorporating online interviews she has cut spending from about $10,000 per search to roughly $500. Yet an employment lawyer advises clients to proceed with caution when using it.
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