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Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

by Peter Flade, James Harter and Jim Asplund  |   11:00 AM April 1, 2014

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), ourresearch into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are activelydisengaged outnumber their engaged colleagues by an overwhelming factor of 2:1. The good news is that there are companies out there bucking the trend, and we’ve discovered how. Read more of this post

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Scourge of Money Politics Raises Concerns Ahead of Indonesia’s Legislative Election

Scourge of Money Politics Raises Concerns Ahead of Indonesia’s Legislative Election

By Josua Gantan & Vita A.D. Busyra on 08:35 am Apr 02, 2014

Jakarta. Violations of campaign regulations are on the rise as Indonesia’s legislative election approaches. Read more of this post

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today

Google’s email breakthrough was almost three years in the making. But it wasn’t a given that it would reach the public at all

If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, 2004, the day Gmail launched. Read more of this post

Navigating 13 family business pitfalls; 13 governance pitfalls that can derail family businesses before the baton passes to the second or third generation

Navigating 13 family business pitfalls

Apr 1, 2014

13 governance pitfalls that can derail family businesses before the baton passes to the second or third generation Read more of this post

How Grocery Bags Manipulate Your Mind; People who bring personal shopping bags to the grocery store to help the environment are more likely to buy organic items-but also to treat themselves to ice cream and cookies

How Grocery Bags Manipulate Your Mind

by Carmen Nobel | Apr 2, 2014

People who bring personal shopping bags to the grocery store to help the environment are more likely to buy organic items—but also to treat themselves to ice cream and cookies, according to new research by Uma R. Karmarkar and Bryan Bollinger. What’s the Quinoa-Häagen-Dazs connection? Read more of this post

Japan Reaches a Keynesian Cul-de-Sac; Japan hurtles toward fiscal cliff as money printing can’t make up for an economy’s decrepitude.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014

Japan Reaches a Keynesian Cul-de-Sac

By RANDALL W. FORSYTH | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

Japan hurtles toward fiscal cliff as money printing can’t make up for an economy’s decrepitude. Read more of this post

Did Someone Front Run Michael Lewis? Unusual trading in shares of the Nasdaq suggests investors foresaw “Flash Boys” controversy

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

Did Someone Front Run Michael Lewis?

By STEVEN M. SEARS | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

Unusual trading in shares of the Nasdaq suggests investors foresaw “Flash Boys” controversy. Read more of this post

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