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Upside of Irrationality: Chapter 8

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Upside of Irrationality: Chapter 8 «

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Do Happier Employees Give Companies Better Returns?

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Corporations listed in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” had equity returns that were 3.5% per year higher than those of their peers, indicating that employee satisfaction correlates positively with shareholder returns, says Alex Edmans of the Wharton School.

via Do happier employees give companies better returns? – Barking up the wrong tree.

Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Upside of Irrationality: Chapter 7 «

September 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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Local Hiring May Be On The Uptick

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Some employers are replacing summer help; others are ramping up for the fall.

Gretchen Strouphar, branch manager of Manpower Inc., Sinking Spring, said: “The summer help is gone. We are very happy to know that many of our clients are looking at replacing summer help in the manufacturing and production.

“It’s not a huge uptick in business, but it remains steady. I don’t recall clients wanting to replace students one-for-one in the past.”

via Reading Eagle – Local hiring may be on the uptick

Jobless Rates for July Mixed

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Unemployment in Reading decreased in July to 12.8 percent, down from a revised 12.9 percent for June, while Berks County’s increased to 8.3 percent, according to statistics provided today by the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The seasonally adjusted county jobless rate rose 0.3 percentage points from the 8.0 percent reported in June and dropped 0.9 percent from July 2010.

In the city, the unemployment rate was down from 13.3 percent a year earlier. This rate is not seasonally adjusted.

In July, Reading’s unemployment rate dropped to the fourth-highest among the state’s 80 largest municipalities.

via Reading Eagle – Jobless rates mixed in July

Dan Ariely » Asking the Right and Wrong Questions «

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

From a behavioral economics point of view, the field of financial advice is quite strange and not very useful.

Read the rest at Dan Ariely » Asking the right and wrong questions «.

Dan Ariely » Blog Archive Upside of Irrationality: Chapter 6 «

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: Economics