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Articles by Mark Larson

A Tipping Point for Starbucks

March 28, 2008
There’s more at stake than money in a recent court decision that ordered Starbucks to pay California baristas more than $100 million in back tips and interest. The ruling undercuts the company’s image as a fair and cooperative place to work. Starbucks is fighting back.
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When It Comes to Marketing and PR, the Web Rules

February 10, 2008
Web 2.0 tactics, such as online pay-per-click advertising, blogging, podcasting and press releases, will be used for the first time this year by about one-fourth of smaller HR product and service suppliers to generate leads. Larger vendors, which are those with $50 million or more in annual revenue, ‘remain laggards,’ according to a survey on HR marketing trends.
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Stamping Out Workplace Bullies

July 13, 2007
Bullying is blamed for unnecessarily creating high costs of turnover, insurance claims and thwarted productivity. And anti-bullying bills keep cropping up in state legislatures. But employer attorneys say the way to deal with bullies at work is through existing harassment policies and statutes, not by enacting new laws.
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Tech Worker Job Satisfaction Low

September 26, 2006
More than half of technology workers recently surveyed aren’t happy with their jobs and are “actively searching for new opportunities,” according to the Computing Technology Industry Association.
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Restive Workforce Less Satisfied But Not Yet Ready Change Jobs

August 18, 2006
Employees in the corporate world aren’t exactly happy campers these days, according to a newly released national survey that shows lower job satisfaction compared with a year ago. This year, employers are being looked upon to provide their staffs with better pay and health insurance, as well as flexible work hours. But if such conditions don’t change, the underlying workforce frustration could leave more openings for job recruiters.
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