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10/25/2021

Amazon employees share how the company's payroll mistakes related to paid and unpaid leave have affected their lives -- an issue that prompted an internal investigation. The problem could have affected workers at 180 of the company's warehouses, with many of them still to be identified and repaid, Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said.

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10/25/2021

Delivering a vision is only the final step of a long process of getting clarity, combining facts and inspiration, and setting a personal example in pursuit of organizational goals and dreams, writes Paul Thornton. "The more time you spend clarifying your thinking, the more confident you will be when presenting your plans," Thornton writes.

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10/25/2021

Change is ever-present and seemingly the norm today, so we must try to think about opportunities in the unknown rather than how changes will be "difficult, costly, and weird," writes Erika Andersen of Proteus International. "You go from worried, irritated, overwhelmed, and unhappy to curious, a little more relaxed, and maybe even hopeful," Andersen writes.

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Real Leaders
10/25/2021

For many professionals, working long and unpaid hours has been normalized for years, and in some cases, the pandemic-driven rise of remote work has exacerbated this trend.

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BBC
10/25/2021

Companies continue to try out the concept of a four-day workweek, and this article examines the experiences of several businesses that have made this transition.

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CNBC
10/25/2021

Principal polled individuals categorized as "super savers," or those able to save at least 15% of their income for retirement, and uncovered some habits they practice that others might wish to consider emulating, according to Maurie Backman of The Motley Fool. Among the survey's findings: Professionals who pay their bills on time, like 85% of the respondents, enjoy higher credit scores and more leeway in borrowing money. Seventy-three percent of respondents also make sure not carry a balance in their credit cards, and thus avoid heavy interest charges, while 49% only use credit cards for convenience and not out of necessity so as to avoid getting deep in debt.

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The Motley Fool
10/22/2021

The pandemic potentially cost women a generation of progress in the workplace, writes Jane Finette. She offers three steps that leaders can take to help women at work, including speaking out about inequality in pay and diversity.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
10/22/2021

Team members can develop a sense of internal accountability when they are clear on their responsibilities, feel supported in how they do their work and are rewarded for their results, writes consultant and trainer Kammy Haynes, who offers eight areas to target. Accountability is "all about taking ownership of the decisions and actions you take to achieve a stated goal or objective," Haynes writes.

10/22/2021

Carefully consider who within your company is comfortable enough on camera and expert enough within your industry to be the face of your brand's thought leadership content on LinkedIn, Michael Stelzner advises. Optimize your profile by using LinkedIn creator mode to film a 20-second video that will appear when users hover over your profile image and create algorithm-friendly content such as polls, carousels and videos, Stelzner recommends.

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Social Media Examiner
10/22/2021

First-time unemployment claims for the week ending Oct. 16 totaled 290,000, just below the Dow Jones prediction of 300,000. Continuing claims decreased to a COVID-19 era low of 2.48 million.

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CNBC