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Ways technology can help a new hire feel like one of the team
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Once an employee is hired, our job isn't over. In fact, it's just begun. Especially when there are surveys out there that say 84 percent of employees plan to look for a new job this year, we have to make sure all of these new hires feel welcome and are successful. Here are five ways that companies are using technology and social media to benefit new hires. More

Facebook's new tools give marketers insights, help measure fans' word of mouth
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Among the tools Facebook is releasing in conjunction with New York's annual Advertising Week are a new dashboard to measure the reach of individual Page posts, an API to allow third-party agencies build their own tools on top of this new Facebook data, and a new ad unit that allows companies to create ads out of their Page posts. More

11 things you should never say when you fire an employee
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Plenty of articles focus on making the firing process as easy as possible for a boss who has to terminate an employee. This is not that type of article. When you fire an employee, you only have two goals: To treat the employee as respectfully and humanely as possible, and to protect your business from a legal aspect. More


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Nestlé creates TV ad for pet food which 'speaks' to dogs
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Food company Nestlé Purina produced the 24-second advert, selling Beneful dog food, using a high-pitched whistle, which only dogs can hear. Behavioral experts from the U.S. researched the technique of dog-only frequencies, studying which sounds would have the most effect on canines in front of the television screen. More

European Pet Food Industry Federation revises pet nutrient guidelines
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The European Pet Food Industry Federation, FEDIAF, has revised its nutrient guidelines for dogs and cats. These nutrient guidelines are often used by pet food manufacturers when formulating recipes. For the 2011 edition, available for download on the FEDIAF site, the federation collaborated with scientists in the academic world to form the Scientific Advisory Board. The board will advise FEDIAF on how to further improve its guidelines to ensure they reflect the most current scientific data and research. More

Boyd Enterprises announces New Mini Chemi-Pure Elite for Nano Tanks!

Good thing now come in small packages. All-in-one filter media is now available for your nano tank! Same quality and formula as our larger containers. Treats up to 10 gallons.

Merial to import limited quantities of Immiticide from Europe
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow Merial of Duluth, Ga., to import limited quantities of Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride) from its European supplier. Immiticide is the only FDA-approved drug to kill adult Dirofilaria immitis, the worm that causes heartworm disease in canines. Merial experienced a technical issue at the plant where the FDA-approved version of the drug is manufactured, and its inventory ran out in August. More

Pythons and pigeons on planes? Oh, my!
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Have you ever gone through the security line at an airport and wondered what kind of highly unusual items officials may have confiscated? Chances are, regardless of how vivid your imagination, it doesn't compare to what's being housed at any given time at London's Heathrow Airport. More

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