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Addition by Subtraction: Fire Someone Regularly

Periodically, you should review how much everyone in your organization comes up in conversation -- employees, trade contractors, suppliers, and even customers. Whoever you talk about the most in any month needs to go. More

Labor: Today, Tomorrow, and Ten Years Away
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Labor: Today, Tomorrow, and Ten Years Away

We will look at demographics, we will revisit the concept of modular and... More

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Star Power? Don't Get Burned When You Hire a Star Employee Star Power? Don't Get Burned When You Hire a Star Employee

That star candidate may not be so stellar for your company. Industry consultant Paul Winans blogs about how to avoid making a costly hiring mistake. More

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When They Start Hiring Again, Builders Could Have Some Landmines to Step Over

Noncompete and severance agreements, as well as potential discrimination issues, must be reconciled. More

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Jobless Rate Dips on Fewer Layoffs

The national unemployment dropped from 10.2% in October to and even 10% in November as nonfarm payroll employment lost only 11,000 jobs, a significant improvement from the average 135,000 jobs shed by the economy in the prior three months, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Still, three key categories--construction, manufacturing and information--continued losing jobs as temporary and health care positions increased. More

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Former Standard Pacific CEO Settles Severance Claims

Scarborough settles for $1 million plus legal fees and extended stock options. More

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Standard Pacific Settles with Former CEO

Former Standard Pacific Homes CEO Stephen J. Scarborough has settled a dispute over his severance package with the Irvine, Calif.-based company, agreeing to a lump sum of $1 million in damages plus attorney's fees. More

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Standard Pacific COO Gets New Deal

Standard Pacific Homes has struck a new employment agreement with its COO Scott Stowell, reaffirming the long-time employee's place near the helm as the company re-invents itself under the control of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers. More

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Ex-StanPac Execs Seek Bigger Settlements

Among those seeking further compensation is former CEO Stephen Scarborough, who claims he is due $23 million in benefits. More

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Beazer Hires New General Counsel

Nearly two years after firing its general counsel Kenneth J. Gary "for a pattern of personal conduct, which includes violations of company policies," Beazer Homes USA has hired a replacement. More

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