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Seattle considering plan to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

Seattle considering plan to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
At $9.19 an hour, Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the nation, but reportedly, Seattle is considering raising it even higher.
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Every Leader Should Have These Attributes

Every Leader Should Have These Attributes | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Only 21% of employees in the U.S. agree that “their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work,” according to a Gallup poll. That means 79% of people in the workpl…
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How the Growth of E-Commerce Is Shifting Retail Jobs

How the Growth of E-Commerce Is Shifting Retail Jobs | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Although online shopping companies have created hundreds of thousands of jobs, they have not directly made up for the losses at traditional retailers, and the new jobs tend to be concentrated in a small number of large cities.
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Here's 1 Leadership Trait that Only the Smartest Bosses Will Understand

This is raising the leadership bar high -- very high.
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In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Thousands of workers face unemployment as retailers struggle to adapt to online shopping. But even as e-commerce grows, it isn’t absorbing these workers.
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Young Managers Are More Well-Rounded Than Their Older Counterparts

Young Managers Are More Well-Rounded Than Their Older Counterparts | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Managers under 30 are best at balancing employee engagement and results, research shows.
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Sears to cut 400 jobs; head of online to step down this week

Sears to cut 400 jobs; head of online to step down this week | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
This is part of the department store chain's ongoing restructuring efforts, Sears said.
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A grocery chain you've never heard of is about to be one of the biggest in America

A grocery chain you've never heard of is about to be one of the biggest in America | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Aldi says it has a plan to become the third-largest grocery chain by in the US by store count within the next four years.
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How Implementing a Shorter Workweek might Increase Productivity

How Implementing a Shorter Workweek might Increase Productivity | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Tiffany McAdams discusses how companies around the world have begun to test a surprising new approach in an effort to boost productivity and creative performance among their staff — a three-day…
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Can Andy Rubin get Apple, Google and Amazon to play nice?

Can Andy Rubin get Apple, Google and Amazon to play nice? | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
For the Android creator's vision for consumer devices to pan out, he needs to get tech giants and wireless carriers to reach a level of kumbaya. It's no easy feat.
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Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong.
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Human Resources Isn’t About Humans – Backchannel

Human Resources Isn’t About Humans – Backchannel | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Human Resources is a failing institution, and it needs to change. Karen Wickre breaks down the problem, and offers a starter set of solutions.
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20 Little Known Customer Service Principles to Live By

20 Little Known Customer Service Principles to Live By | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Today’s customer is very different from customers from 10 or even 5 years ago. With the development of social networking, today’s customers can afford to be extra picky and discerning in their ch…
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Everything You Think You Know About Company Culture & Employee Performance Is (Apparently) Wrong

Everything You Think You Know About Company Culture & Employee Performance Is (Apparently) Wrong | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Back in the day, culture was something you became exposed to when you traveled to a foreign country. And employee performance was as easy to manage as uttering the words, “work harder or you’re fired…
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Jobs for life are a thing of the past. Bring on lifelong learning

Jobs for life are a thing of the past. Bring on lifelong learning | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
A job for life is a thing of the past, for people of all ages – robots could replace you, or your whole industry could move overseas. The recent crises in the steel industries of Teesside and Port Talbot proved just how frightening this can be, not just for individual families, but entire regions.
Snobbery is outdated – universities have to train students for jobs
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We aspire to be a knowledge economy working at the top of the production chain. The government has lifted student number caps to create more university places. For those who prefer a work-based route to higher skills, there are new degree apprenticeships.

This is great. It’s essential that young people get the best possible preparation for adult life and the opportunity to embark on interesting and satisfying careers. But the number of 18-year-olds in the UK population is falling, and the Office for National Statistics predicts that more than a third of the UK workforce will be over 50 by 2020, so we also need to consider those already in the workplace.

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Work-Life Balance? That’s Only Two-Thirds Of The Equation

Work-Life Balance? That’s Only Two-Thirds Of The Equation | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
There have been plenty of articles discussing the all-too modern dilemma of work-life balance. This article is particularly geared towards small and medium sized business principals and entrepreneurs…
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Domino’s Atoned for Its Crimes Against Pizza and Built a $9 Billion Empire

Domino’s Atoned for Its Crimes Against Pizza and Built a $9 Billion Empire | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
The chain is thriving after investing millions in tricked-out delivery vehicles and GPS pie tracking.
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Former Federer and Sampras coach to join Wawrinka's team after French Open final

Paul Annacone will join Stan Wawrinka’s coaching team for the grass-court season as the Swiss looks to win all four Grand Slams.
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Beam me up Scotty: Baltimore company uses holodeck to test VR

Beam me up Scotty: Baltimore company uses holodeck to test VR | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Mindgrub Technologies in Baltimore is using the holodeck as a controlled environment to test virtual reality apps and games, including one in partnership with Mercy Medical Center.
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Why Today is a Big Deal for 43 Percent of the Workforce

Almost half the U.S. workforce is about to experience a seismic shift.
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Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
One of the top concerns for HR executives in 2017 is how to raise employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders…
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“Selling Is Helping,” What A Load Of Crap!

“Selling Is Helping,” What A Load Of Crap! | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Mike Kunkle has posed an interesting question about the trend to describe “Selling Is Helping,” on LinkedIn. You really need to read the discussion. I get hugely bored with much of the discussion…
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There are no more sales people. They have been replaced by consultants.
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Sears Mind-Blowing Loss and Evaporating Cash Should Only Question If It Could Survive

Sears Mind-Blowing Loss and Evaporating Cash Should Only Question If It Could Survive | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it

Another ugly quarter from Sears....

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How Retail CIOs Can Make Their Business Future-ready

How Retail CIOs Can Make Their Business Future-ready | Mind Your Business! | Scoop.it
Retail is a fast-changing business, and CIOs are finding it challenging to keep pace with the technological and strategic changes. The digitalization of the industry is one such major change, which…
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