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The Fourth Quarter: A Telling Time for Workplace Transparency

At most companies, the end of the fiscal year can easily elicit hope or dread. It's during the fourth quarter that many corporate leaders begin to take a hard look at whether they've met their expectations for the year and start to plan the next. Add a comment

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Twitter: A Great Tech Workplace Flocks Together

San Francisco-based Twitter doesn’t behave exactly like a flock of birds, any of which can shift the course of the group in a new direction. But the company does listen to and empower employees. Consider Hackweek, during which employees can work on any Twitter-related project they want and demo their ideas on Friday. Employees post ideas for Hackweek projects on the company intranet and invite others to join their team. The best projects, as voted on by employees, are recognized at the end of the day.

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Where are the good jobs?

America’s economy has been growing and adding jobs for several years now. But there’s concern that many of these new positions don’t pay well and are in areas—such as retail and food preparation—that are typically believed not to offer much room for professional gro

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Egg Freezing: The Latest Perk Turning Heads in Silicon Valley

Facebook and Apple have recently gone beyond the realm of $4,000 baby bonuses and six-week paternity leaves in their quest to entice highly skilled, family-minded employees. By January, both will also chip in up to $20,000 toward the cost of egg freezing, a procedure that all

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A Lesson from the San Francisco Giants: How Workplace Culture Carries the Day

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants may well win baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. Add a comment

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