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Employers Now Give Performance Reviews More than Once a Year

Employers Now Give Performance Reviews More than Once a Year

The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new
research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

More than half of companies (51 percent) have updated their
performance appraisals in the past two years. Top changes include making the
process shorter (39 percent) and increasing the frequency of feedback (36
percent).

How often…

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Holiday Tables of Terror

Holiday Tables of Terror

IKEA is recalling more than 9,000 dining tables sold in theU.S. and Canada due to a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

These tables are called GLIVARP extendable dining tables,
and they may be particularly dangerous during holiday entertaining and meals.

That’s because…

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U.S. Auto Dealers Turn Pessimistic

U.S. Auto Dealers Turn Pessimistic

U.S. auto dealers became more negative than positive in
describing the current market in the fourth quarter, a new report from Cox
Automotive finds.

According to data from the Q4 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer
Sentiment Index (CADSI) expectations for the next quarter also declined and
moved into negative territory…

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Inflation Unchanged in November

Inflation Unchanged in November

The government’s key measure of consumer inflation was
unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent
in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Specifically, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers
(CPI-U) was unchanged in November.

Over the last…

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Bill of Rights Day Is Coming

Bill of Rights Day Is Coming

Mark your calendars: Bill of Rights Day is coming right up
on December 15.

According to the National Archives, “The Constitution
might never have been ratified if the framers had not promised to add a Bill of
Rights. The first ten amendments to the Constitution gave citizens more
confidence…

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Top 10 Best Days of the Year to Buy a Home

Top 10 Best Days of the Year to Buy a Home

Want to know when to buy a home? According to property database ATTOM Data Solutions, only 10 days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value — seven in December, and one each in October, November and February.

The company recently  released an analysis of the best days of…

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