The clock is ticking for Spotify

It’s amazing to think that just 10 years ago, flat-rate digital music streaming services were a mere gleam in the eye of industry executives. It was as recently as September 2007 that Rick Rubin, then co-head of Columbia Records, put forward the idea as a way of combating online music piracy and file-sharing. “You’d pay,… Continue reading

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Thomas Cook package holiday prices rise by an average 9%

Thomas Cook’s package holiday prices have risen by an average 9% and it has sharply increased capacity in Greece as it faces intense competition and higher hotel costs in popular Spanish island resorts. The travel operator’s results revealed how it continues to grapple with the impact of political instability and terror attacks that have weakened… Continue reading

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Leaving A Legacy: How HR Can Retain Those Looking To Retire

It’s always tough to lose a good employee, especially when it’s a member of your executive leadership team. However, as baby boomers age, losing top talent will become nearly impossible to avoid. Over the next few years, 20 percent or more of senior leaders will be eligible for retirement. How do businesses move forward? What,… Continue reading

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3 Great Ways to Make Your Workplace More Positive

Work doesn’t need to be a drag. Yet when reviewing the volumes of research on work-related topics, the state of the workplace feels like a drag for too many people. Consider these stats:   A 2014 LinkedIn study of 18,000 employees found that only 15 percent were satisfied with their jobs Root Inc. found that… Continue reading

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Six Powerful Ways Your HR Team Can Leverage Big Data

Between employee engagement drivers, productivity KPIs and retention metrics, big data can offer a broad spectrum of opportunities for improvements. Discovering trends in recruiting needs or performance technology can help companies best dedicate resources, as well as find strong fits for skill sets. It also allows for a path to improve staff morale by isolating… Continue reading

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