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Webinar: Top Tips for Increasing Productivity through Motivation
June 5, 2012
9:30 AM PDT
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Resolving Conflict to Reduce Risk
Topa Tower Club
Oxnard, CA
June 6, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Top Tips for Increasing Productivity through Motivation
Howard Johnson Plaza Motel
Miami, FL
June 12, 2012
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Getting Employees to Own Results
The Marriott
Daytona Beach, FL
June 14, 2012
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Power Lunch with Power Training: Conversations Leading to Agreement
June 14, 2012
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3PL Summit
Chicago, IL
Booth 801
June 18-20, 2012
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Top News

Summer is finally upon us, and this month’s issue features several exciting topics. First, we jump into the college scene—with many students looking for new opportunities to build their résumés and new graduates trying to find their first job, there's no better time to take a closer look at setting up a successful internship program and the job outlook for new college grads? Then, we take a closer look at some of the top stories that have dominated news headlines lately— Facebook’s controversial IPO and the ever-increasing salaries of CEOs in America.

Internships: The Ins & Outs to a Successful Program
Whether you have an internship program already in place or you are thinking about developing one, it’s important for you to know all the ins and outs of a good internship program. We offer reasons why you should consider hire interns and the benefits you can expect to see once you do. Then, we look at the fickle details of getting a good program going and provide you with clear expectations of running a program. Finally, we answer that age-old question—to pay, or not to pay?
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The Future of Facebook
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for—Facebook has the 3rd-largest IPO in U.S. history. But that’s not what all the hoopla is about— despite having an IPO whose size ranks up there with Visa and GM, some aren’t so sure about the giant tech company’s predicted success. Will Facebook be the next Google? Or will it fizzle out when the next hot, new thing takes its place?
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Job Outlook for College Grads
New college grads are anxious to get a taste of the working world. While the outlook for grads is not ideal, it does certainly seem to be improving. Employers are getting more confident about expanding business and hiring new graduates. As a result, we see many trends forming as employers are getting specific with the types of degrees they want, desired qualifications in candidates, and expectations of their starting salaries.
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The Average CEO Earns $9.7 Million
The disparity between the pay of executives and non-executives is nothing new. A recent AP study showed a far larger year-over-year compensation increase for CEOs than for the average American, while a CareerBuilder survey reveals that CEO visibility is relatively low among companies’ employees. In order to mitigate some of the frustration built from the wage gap, CEOs can take several steps to increase their visibility.
Read more.

May Jobs Report
May’s Jobs Report brings disappointing numbers with the an increase in unemployment and the lowest added job growth we have seen all year. Are we sinking back into recession?
Read more.

Management Matters
As the economy begins to build momentum toward a recovery, layoffs move to the back of employees’ minds and expectations. This becomes especially tricky for managers who find themselves in a situation where layoffs are not completely off the table yet. So how do you handle this type of situation? How do you break the news to an employee who might not be expecting it? The key to making the most out of a difficult situation is to be strategic, and mentally and emotionally prepared. Read more.

  Go Figure  
  69% Percentage of American adults who agree that having a college degree is critical to obtaining a good job, according to a recent Gallup Poll.  
  What Do You Think?
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Safety Rules
As summer heats up, OSHA says employers need to start thinking about ways to protect workers from heat-related illnesses. In 2010, there were approximately 4,200 reported job-related heat illnesses and 40 heat-related deaths. OSHA has ramped up its 2012 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign to educate employers and workers about the dangers of working outdoors in the heat and steps they can take to stay cool. OSHA's strategy for summertime safety is "Water. Rest. Shade." During the summer months, make sure workers:

  • Drink plenty of water (8 oz. every 20 minutes)
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Have access to shaded areas
Labor-intensive activities in hot weather can raise body temperature beyond the body's ability to cool it through sweating. Heat illness often starts as heat rash or cramps but quickly can become heat exhaustion or heat stroke – a life-threatening condition.

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