NEW YORK— Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. Marc Reed, Verizon's chief administrative officer, said the company is "disappointed" it was unable to reach an agreement with the unions despite "six weeks of good faith bargaining and a very strong effort by the...» Read More
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Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO, Stern Stewart & Co speaks about the importance of the need to manage human capital in a way that doesn't just peg employees' performance to company bottom lines.
A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.
A lot of uncertainty on what a second term would mean for business, and CNBC's Robert Frank reports Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel sent an email to employees threatening job cuts if Obama wins.
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As the open-enrollment season for health benefits approaches, many workers will be making some bad choices.
When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.
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Workplace insurers are used to making billions of dollars in payments each year. Now they are dealing with another fast-growing cost — payouts to workers with routine injuries who have been treated with strong painkillers.
It comes as no surprise that 75 percent of employees in a survey said that having a Summer Friday policy would be an effective tool for increasing productivity. But did anyone think to ask their bosses what they thought about Summer Fridays?
A 10-minute Facebook break makes employees happier, healthier and more productive, according to new research.
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Guest columnist Ron Volper discusses how a well-thought out compensation plan can help retain your best employeees.
Firms are offering unusual perks as they try to appease employees frustrated by pay cuts, heavy workloads, high health insurance costs and reduced 401(k) matches, USA Today reports.
Some of the results may surprise you and some of the benefits may make you envious.
Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.
When most small business owners think of initiating a wellness program to help employees lose weight or stop smoking, they conclude it’s a luxury they can’t afford. Others have concluded they can’t afford not to.
Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.
“Flexible savings accounts are today what the 401(k) match was 10 or 15 years ago, where people didn’t grasp that this free opportunity was sitting there,” says one financial expert.
With health care costs skyrocketing, companies are wondering how they are going to afford coverage for their employees in the years ahead. Bloom Health in Minneapolis re-thought the traditional managed care model and came up with something different.