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Starting a new job? You may not have to wait
long before you can participate in your employer's 401(k) plans.
A recent survey found that 69 percent
of employers (as compared to 65 percent a year ago) allow employees
to start participating within three months of the date they were hired.
Geography can explain a lot about pay,
writes G. Scott Thomas in a January Bizjournals
article. Here's what's interesting: the top pay is not always in the
largest metropolitan areas.
Most workers don't sign up for flexible
spending accounts (FSAs),
even though they can save employees 10 to 35 cents on every dollar
contributed, reports the Washington Post. Now, there is an FSA
debit card that makes using FSAs easier and almost paperless.
Going green just got easier,
reports Susan Sabo in her
Productivity Café blog. Sabo says
has a lengthy list of resources for recycling,
including a destination for old and bulky monitors and
guidelines for setting up a recycling program at your office.
Not surprising: respect tops the ist of values workers hold dear.
Reflections on a white
paper from the Canadian Council of Human Resources Association
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