Shared services have gained in popularity within the past few decades for a reason: economies of scale dictate that in a global marketplace, back-office synergies can be gained in-house and across borders and continents.
Having lived through the East Coast blizzard of late January, I can believe that it had any number of impacts. But it was clearly not responsible for the slower job growth, of only 151,000, that was seen in January. The reference peri
The following is a note in advance of a full report on the 2015 U.S. and China trade statistics from Ernie Preeg, Ph.D., senior advisor for internatiional trade and finance for the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Producticity and Innovation.
... Well, they talked, and talked, and talked. I was your correspondent at the annual conference of the American Economic Association in San Francisco a few weeks ago. Just for you, here are selective points of debate summarized conveniently in two paragraphs.
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Governments and employers (including Google) are experimenting with nudging people into better decisions, including those shaping productivity, health, safety, and personal finances. In some cases, employers can see benefits from actions as simple as stocking smaller plates in company cafeterias and rephrasing reminders for employee flu shot clinics.
Following is an analysis from Don Norman, Ph.D., director of economic studies at the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, regarding the January 2016 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report.
Following is an analysis from Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies at the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, regarding the December 2015 durable goods report.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a significant decision interpreting the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The court decided on an issue of first impression that job applicants may bring disparate impact claims of age discrimination under the ADEA against prospective employers whose policies and procedures lack a discriminatory intent and are purportedly neutral on their face, but nevertheless have a discriminatory effect.
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