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The HR Specialist

Coffee giant Starbucks has a new plan to retain smart, ambitious workers: It’s going to reimburse tuition and offer financial aid for employees who take online college courses offered by Arizona State University.

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Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that “rude sales associates can actually drive sales” in luxury retail settings.

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No surprise, tech’s hometown of San Jose, Calif., is where small business is thriving the most, based on a Biz2Credit survey of annual revenues, credit scores and business longevity.

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Female employees are more highly stressed at work than men, and they’re more concerned about their health and place a higher priority on staying healthy than their male counterparts, a new survey finds.

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Despite persistent worries that the Affordable Care Act will raise costs for employer-provided health insurance, less than 1% of companies responding to a new survey say they plan to stop offering coverage to their employees.

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The court said closely held private companies can’t be forced to cover certain types of contraceptives for their workers.

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Life is too short to spend even one extra minute in a meeting. Endear yourself to colleagues by championing stand-up meetings.

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57% of employers provide some kind of financial education to their employees. Here’s where those programs focus.

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When asked to identify shortcomings of their work environment, employees in non-desk jobs cited the following.

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Good news for employers: The Supreme Court today said President Obama overstepped his executive powers when he used “recess appointments” to name three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As a result, the NLRB will likely have to rehear more than 100 cases from 2012. This could create a procedural logjam at the NLRB, an agency that has been aggressively pursuing expansion of employee rights on the job.

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