Surveys can be used to determine what categories potential leads fall into, writes Hana LaRock. To make your surveys more effective, avoid asking obvious questions, keep your surveys concise and provide a limited selection of answers to each question.
You can become a more strategic thinker in part by focusing on the numbers executives care about and making time for deep thought, writes Bridget Frey of Redfin. Develop a thorough understanding of past projects at your company, and keep challenging yourself to concentrate on the things that really matter.
Under a Donald Trump presidency, more than 25 million Americans would lose their health insurance, while up to 9.6 million additional people would gain coverage under Hillary Clinton, according to a study. The Trump campaign dismissed the study as "ludicrous" and called it a "distraction from the disaster that is Obamacare."
Policymakers should explore inconsistencies in the way regulations treat bank investments, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. "Distinctions were made between different kinds of activities so that private equity is treated one way, merchant banking is treated another way," Lew said.
African-Americans are "absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before" Donald Trump said this week -- a statement that overlooks both slavery and Jim Crow, and also ignores improved life expectancy and near-record-low unemployment and poverty rates. "We rate his statement Pants on Fire," writes Louis Jacobson.
Quoting "Star Wars," using cat templates and listing smoking as a hobby are among the worst mistakes applicants have made on resumes during the past year, according to a CareerBuilder survey of HR managers. CareerBuilder says that 43% of hiring managers spend less than a minute viewing a resume, so applicants need to stand out by customizing resumes to fit specific positions and by listing skills -- without misspellings.
Eight Democratic senators want the Department of Labor to determine whether Wells Fargo broke wage and overtime laws when employees stayed late to meet sales quotas. A Wells Fargo spokeswoman said the bank offers employees "market competitive compensation, career-development opportunities, a broad array of benefits, and a strong offering of work-life programs."
Companies talk about how they value employee input and will go to great lengths to conduct engagement surveys, but few CEOs spend much time analyzing or reflecting on the results, Quantum Workplace CEO Greg Harris writes. He offers three pieces of advice for making such engagement more meaningful, both for the C-suite and in the minds of employees.
Firms that understand the benefits of work-life balance are rewarded with "a more productive and stable workforce" and improved loyalty, Joe Cahill writes. "I'm looking forward to reading some stories about CEOs taking months off work to care for ailing relatives, or working from home in the afternoons to be there when their kids return from school," Cahill writes.
Former employees of Wells Fargo are coming forward to say that they reported unethical practices, sometimes to a bank-sponsored tip line, and were then fired. "If this person was supposed to be at the branch at 8:30 a.m. and they showed up at 8:32 a.m, they would fire them," said a former Wells Fargo HR official.
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