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Tips for a healthy hiring process
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Hiring at a growing, changing organization is a big deal and it can be a bit scary. It's sort of like flying. You get onto an airplane with a bunch of strangers that all have the same destination. The problem is that some of them will have colds. Hiring the wrong person is like spreading a cold within the organization — it can make others sick as well. Hiring mistakes must be corrected quickly for the health of the company. More

Is social media at work the new smoke break?
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Is tweeting and posting to Facebook hurting or helping your employees' productivity? Employers think it's hurting, especially in light of studies, like the one from LearnStuff, which reports employees using social media at work cost businesses "$650 billion in lost productivity every year." More

Beyond dog friendly: Top 5 resort chains for pets    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, dogs descended on New York City for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show. While Banana Joe took home the grand prize, the other contestants were treated to doggie spas, a dog psychic, and even a pet doctor skilled in acupuncture. Darra Stone explores Westminster pet pampering and offers five alternatives for everyday dogs who want to be treated like the best in show. More

The National Animal Interest Alliance wants you to stay in touch
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The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners. Read more here: More

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Rhode Island lawmaker to landlords: hands off cat claws
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Rhode Island landlords would no longer be able to require their tenants to declaw their cats under legislation pending in the state's General Assembly. Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio announced his proposal Thursday. Ruggerio's proposal would also prohibit landlords from demanding that their tenants remove the vocal cords of dogs as a condition of occupancy. More

How can we make people more honest?
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People don't make a cost-benefit analysis before cheating, or lying, as is commonly thought. They try to have it both ways: they use "flexible cognitive psychology" to think of themselves as an honest person, while making sure they get as much as possible. The key is rationalization, and maintaining a psychological distance from the consequences. More

The 1st secret of success is showing up
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For companies, being there means having a presence on the ground to deeply understand places that hold resources important for the future. Kodak might have been a different, much greater company now, dominating digital imaging the way it had dominated film-based photography, if the company had "been there" in Silicon Valley soaking up the sunshine of digital creativity, hiring a new Internet-savvy generation, and connecting with entrepreneurs inventing the future. Instead, the firm remained firmly in Rochester, New York, capital of an older technology era. More

Pets getting Valentine's Day gifts, too
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Valentine's Day is about highlighting love and affection toward others — and it's not human exclusive. One in five Americans are planning to buy a Valentine's Day gift for their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation. How much will they spend on their beloved animals? A total $815 million, the federation estimates. More

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