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Why your employees leave and how to stop them
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Did you know that almost one-fourth of all new hires leave their companies within one year of coming on board? A new study of 500 HR professionals by Allied Van Lines, reported in Business News Daily, found that the blame for this high turnover can't be blamed solely on the economy or demographics. Instead, Allied found that failure to properly train, mentor and acclimate new employees to the workplace was a key reason behind their moving on. More

Ways to master social media multitasking
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Managing social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites can be overwhelming for some business owners. Posting to each can simply require too much attention for time-crunched entrepreneurs. But you don't need to be all things to all people on the social Web. And you don't need to hire a social media manager to handle it all. There are a number of cost-effective ways for you to have an active presence on more than one social media site without devoting all your time to it. More

Why good enough is better: Lessons in simplicity from emerging markets
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"Good enough" products and services may sound like substandard offerings to many consumers in developed economies, but in emerging markets — and increasingly in developed economies — they embody simplicity and focused design. More

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Staying on your customers' friends list
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Many of us strive to be No. 1, but when it comes to social circles, the first task is to make it into the 150. That is the maximum number of relationships the average human brain can manage, according to Robin Dunbar, a professor of Oxford University. Almost 20 years has passed since Dunbar's Number was introduced, and technology has vastly changed our lives, but recent research shows the human capacity for relationships has not changed. More

Pet Expo efforts raise $12,000 for Pet Care Trust
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With the help of the Monrovia, Calif.-based World Pet Association (WPA) and several pet industry companies, The Pet Care Trust of Bel Air, Md., in April raised more than $12,000 for its Pets in the Classroom grant program at America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, Calif., The Pet Care Trust reported. The funds will provide grants to 100 teachers to help them finance a classroom pet, potentially reaching 3,000 students with the opportunity to experience the human-animal bond, the organization reported. More

Packaging trends: Functional design on the pet food shelf
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Recently, Weatherchem, a manufacturer and marketer of plastic closures and controlled access packaging, posed these questions to its database of packaging industry decision-makers: What makes a great package? And what are some of the most important criteria package designers use when thinking about their next great design? More

Flea medicine not always to blame when it comes to stubborn hangers-on    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feel like you've tried every flea medication out there and those parasites are still bugging your pet? You're not alone. You may think those fleas are resistant to preventative products. However, the problem may be the way you apply it or even your own expectations, says Dr. Aletha Carson, lead veterinarian at Banfield's new West Hills hospital. Here are some common reasons why a product might seem like it "failed," when in reality it's working just fine. More

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