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  • Report Finds Top 1 Percent Getting Richer Faster Than Everyone Else

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 20, 2018
    A recent analysis of all 50 states found that, between 2009 and 2015, the incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans grew faster than the incomes of the lower 99 percent in nearly every state in the country. 
  • Estate Planning Firm Tries 4-Day Workweek, Finds Workers Much Less Stressed

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 19, 2018
    A New Zealand-based company that specializes in trusts, wills and estates, conducted an experiment whereby employees worked only four days a week but got paid for five. After the experiment ran for two months, the company found that workers reported feeling less stressed and better able to manage work-life balance. 
  • Poll Finds Workers Tired of Familiar Corporate Buzzwords

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 18, 2018
    Firms should think outside the box when it comes to achieving synergy with their workers, as many no longer have the bandwidth to circle back when people use corporate buzzwords, especially at a high level, meaning we should probably table conversations with too much jargon so we can run it up the flagpole to see how much we move the needle during our next pow wow. This is because a recent survey has found that workers would likely absolutely hate the previous sentence. 
  • Study: Meetings Lose Efficiency After 8 People

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 17, 2018
    A recent study has found that meetings begin to lose efficiency and productivity once more than eight people are in them. 
  • Sun Life Study: Medical Bills Exceeding 1 Million Dollars Rose By 87 Percent in Four Years

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 16, 2018
    Between 2014 and 2017, the number of Sun Life health insurance claimants with medical bills totaling a million dollars or more increased by 87 percent, attributed mainly to new life-saving treatment options coming to market, as well as existing treatments getting approved for expanded use.
  • Deloitte Workers Circulate Petition to End Relationship with ICE

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 13, 2018
    Some workers at Big Four firm Deloitte are circulating a petition demanding that it cease working with ICE over what they are saying are moral objections to the agency's work. 
  • For Rising Number of Workers, Background Checks Never End

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 12, 2018
    Background checks on workers are increasingly going from a one-time or occasional thing to a continuous process, driven by companies concerned about legal and reputational risks from potentially criminal behavior from their employees. 
  • More Companies Offering Paternity Leave, But Struggle to Get New Dads to Take It

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 11, 2018
    Recognizing that dads want to spend time with their babies too, more companies are offering paternity leave to new fathers, but despite the introduction of these policies, only a small minority actually take advantage of them. 
  • Wage Gains Eaten Up By Inflation

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 10, 2018
    While June saw an 2.7 percent growth in hourly wages from last year, the gain was largely offset by inflation, which increased by 2.8 percent in May. 
  • Study Says Gendered Wage Gap Exists Even Among Kids

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 9, 2018
    A recent study says that not only do men make more money than women, but boys make more money than girls too, as boys aged 5 to 7 years make 50 percent more in weekly allowance than girls the same age.
  • Study: Millennial Women Know More About Finance Than They Think They Do

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jul 5, 2018
    A new study has found that, while fewer millennial women than millennial men think they "completely understand" financial and insurance terms, the women actually answer financial questions correctly more often than the men.
  • NYC Proposes Setting Minimum Wage for Rideshare Drivers at $17.22 an Hour

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 3, 2018
    New York City could be the first to adopt pay rules specific to drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft, proposing that if individual drivers' pay is below $17.22 an hour by the end of the week, the company must make up the difference. 
  • You're Probably Thinking of Stress All Wrong

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 2, 2018
    As if there weren't enough things to stress over, the scientist who first popularized the term and pointed to how it can adversely affect our health said that, in the years since his discovery, people generally get the story only half right. 
  • Study: People Prioritizing Family Make $8,714 More Per Year Than Those Prioritizing Career

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2018
    A survey of 1,015 U.S. workers found that those who place family and children as their top priority make about $8,714 more per year than those whose careers their top priority. 
  • Bigger Than Equifax: Data Leak Exposes Personal Info of 230M Individuals

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 28, 2018
    Exactis, a little-known marketing and analytics firm, maintains a vast database with personal information about 230 million individuals and 110 million businesses contacts. A security researcher recently discovered that the company had left this database wide open for anyone to access. 
  • Linguistic Analysis Finds Men Use More Forceful Nouns, Active Language in Resumes Than Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 27, 2018
    A recent study looking at the resumes of 200,000 men and women has found that, in general, men tend to use more specific nouns and active language than women, who more often refer to ability to organize and assist, create and communicate.
  • Poll: 70 Percent Will Refuse to Work for Company with Toxic Culture

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 26, 2018
    A recent survey found that, when it comes to recruitment, culture counts: 70 percent of professionals said they would refuse a job if it meant a toxic workplace. That's more than the 65 percent who said they would refuse if the pay was too low, and the 26 percent who said they would refuse if the title did not suit them.
  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: Students With Forgiven Debt Face Looming "Tax Bomb"

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 25, 2018
    Since 2007, certain students have taken advantage of "income-driven repayment plans" allowing them to spend about 25 years paying off what they can from their school loans before the remaining sum is forgiven. While this is certainly a load off their backs, the Wall Street Journal notes that it could lead to them replacing their student debt problem with a tax problem, as the loan forgiveness counts as income. 
  • The 5 Questions Interviewers Ask to Make You Sweat

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 22, 2018
    Certain questions, in the context of a job interview, are meant to clarify and expand on information in your resume. But others are deliberately meant to test your reaction and see whether you get tripped up while answer. What are some of these questions and how do you deal with them? 
  • Man Fired From Job By Robot, Humans Unable to Intervene

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 21, 2018
    In yet one more sign that robots are slowly but surely taking over the entire economy, a computer programmer was accidentally fired by an automated system, and when he pointed out the mistake to his fellow humans, they found they were unable to reverse the decision.