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What a Perk! What a Way to Go—to Work

When TicketNetwork, Inc. heard that many employees with long commutes were carpooling to save on gas, the Connecticut-based company decided to offer a vanpool to some employees who lived near New Haven. But this isn’t the usual vanpool—it’s the answer to Janis Joplin’s prayers. Employees arrive at work like rock stars—in a Mercedes Benz!

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Drinking on the Job Won’t Get You Fired from this Company

With the holidays right around the corner, many people may be looking forward to their holiday parties at work as an opportunity to have a few beers and mingle with their coworkers. But one ad agency is taking office boozing to a whole new level.

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How to Build Winning Wellness Plans

Seven in ten employers say developing a workplace culture where employees are responsible for their health is a top priority. Building a great wellness program is the key to reducing healthcare costs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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This Man’s Journey for Jobs Is a Honeymoon!

In a slight twist on the Mike Rowe media franchise of working all kinds of jobs, Hourly America, a website presented by Snagajob, is sending “career insights” blogger Heath Padgett across the country where he will work at different jobs in each state through the Snagajob database. What’s “strange” about this story is that the trip will also be Heath’s honeymoon with his new wife, Alyssa!

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Maternity and Paternity Leave in the United States

Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics in the news lately: the United States lags behind most other nations in terms of how much guaranteed maternity and paternity leave is provided to employees. In fact, it shocks some people in other countries to learn that there is no mandated maternity and paternity leave at all!

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Top 5: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 5 posts on the HR Daily Advisor website this year.

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2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show)

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BLR has released the results of the new 2014 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines employer practices for providing paid holidays and paying nonexempt employees during the 2014 holiday season and provides information on planned paid holidays for 2015.

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Assessing Salary Competitiveness: Market Survey 101

Do you ever wonder if your employees’ salaries are in line with the market? Perhaps you are finding that applicants are often turning down job offers—and you suspect the salary level might be to blame. How can you know? One of the best ways to get data on competitor salary offerings is to use a market survey.

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State minimum wage increases for 2015 (map)

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By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com

Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

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Guess What Year Workplace Gender Inequality Will End (Hint—You Probably Won’t Be Here)?

HR pros are aware that there is gender inequality in the workplace, and according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the world has made only incremental improvements. However, the Report does predict the year things will be equal for the sexes in the workplace. And you won’t be here to experience it.

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