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November 2018


Can Evers avoid same blunder with WEDC that Walker made with high-speed rail?

Eight years ago, Governor Walker entered office with a slightly flawed proposal for a high speed rail corridor from Chicago to Minneapolis sitting on his desk. He stopped the project — that was a mistake.

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The dangers of asbestos in the office: What to look out for

Asbestos and other harmful hazardous materials are often not thought about in work environments besides by those who are hands-on in occupational areas like construction, welding, or even firefighting. However, hazardous materials do exist across a variety of workplaces.

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Learning from the man who hates PowerPoint

Edward Tufte has a lot to say about PowerPoint. Not much of it is good.

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3 processes that grow businesses from the inside out

As the end of the year draws near, business teams across the globe are analyzing their results and applying lessons learned to strategically determine how to move forward in 2019.

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Keep tabs on pay structure to avoid compression

Pay compression occurs when new hires are paid the same or more than current workers in the same position, or when the pay difference between job levels shrinks so much that higher-level workers no longer see their pay advantage as meaningful.

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Answers to 5 common questions about workplace sexual harassment

In the wake of high-profile cases and hashtags, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported that it received 12 percent more complaints of workplace sexual harassment in 2018 than it did in 2017.

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Review your review process: 360-degree surveys can give you the whole picture

Karen is always willing to lend a hand and patiently share the tips and tricks she’s amassed after years on the job. In fact, in the past year, she’s been so willing to help new employees that she’s frequently fallen behind on her own workload.

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Don’t let volatile markets shake up your investment strategy

When it comes to investing, pullbacks and corrections — declines in stock prices of at least 10 percent from their recent highs — are routine, although they don’t usually feel that way as they happen.

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