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Raise your skepticism a few notches. Résumé fudging is on the rise again. Fueling the trend: recent layoffs and the tanking economy. Applicants who feel more desperate tend to add that extra punch to their résumés.

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By matching speakers’ preferred communication styles, you can build both rapport and alliances with a range of people. Here are four communication styles and how you can relate to them:

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Loyalty and engagement metrics are leading indicators of what consumers think and, more important, how they are going to behave in the real-world marketplace. Robert Passikoff has examined those key metrics and believes the following four trends will have a direct impact on the success or failure of brand marketing efforts in 2009.

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Every year, you probably receive (or help write) your performance evaluation. But have you evaluated your job lately? Workplace coach Joan Lloyd suggests asking yourself these questions annually:

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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that President Obama signed into law last week is just the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a wave of new pro-employee legislation from the current Congress and administration. Next up on the Congressional front-burner: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would make it far easier for unions to gain certification. In this Congressional climate, organized labor is poised for rapid expansion.

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After seeing the movie ‘Erin Brockovich,” you think, “I supervise someone like her.”  Here’s how to manage flashy free-spirits:

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After seeing the movie ‘Erin Brockovich,” you think, “I supervise someone like her.”  Here’s how to manage flashy free-spirits:

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Small business owners can quickly become buried under paperwork and “to-do” lists if they’re not organized. Technology can help … if you know how to use it.

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Give your meeting a modern edge without putting a dent in your budget.

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Do you have employees who live and work in your home state, but whose jobs sometimes take them to California? Then you may be making a big overtime mistake if you pay them as as usual. A federal court has just issued a key ruling on California’s generous OT law.

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