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New-hire orientation programs — some folks love them, others would rather watch a snail race a turtle on a track made of wet, sloppy mud during El Niño.
I am somewhere in the middle. The whole idea of an orientation program can be daunting. Don’t get me wrong: New employees like myself need to consume [...]
Today the world mourns the loss of jobs — Steve Jobs, that is.
The legendary maverick and Apple co-founder stepped down Wednesday as CEO of what’s widely considered one of the most avant-garde enterprises in the world. Though a reason hasn’t been explicitly cited for his “[inability to] meet his duties and expectations [...]
My name is Anne Kutscher and I have been in the human resources world for approximately 10 years working in a variety of roles. I started my career in an administrative capacity learning the ropes and working my way up through the ranks in a variety of industries including distribution, manufacturing and most recently construction. [...]
Starting a new job can be a lot like hang gliding – it would be ideal to start slowly, but you really have no control in the matter. Then you just end up spending most of the time trying not to run into the side of a cliff.
I would know. Not that I’ve ever [...]
International book and music retailer Borders Group was finally forced out of business in the middle of last month. In the weeks since, as some 400 stores move into liquidation, there’s been much pontificating in the business media and even by the company itself about why this happened. On July 21, as a Borders Rewards [...]
Investors painted a rather grim picture Thursday as stocks around the world took a nosedive following investors’ concerns about decelerated economic growth and worsening economic woes in the U.S. and Europe, according to a recent New York Times article. Even though the stock markets have struggled for about two weeks, Thursday’s was the [...]