Home for the holidays takes on a whole new, depressing meaning when businesses layoff employees during December. advertisement advertisement Losing your livelihood during the “happiest time of the year” is pretty awful for employees, so why would a company be so Scrooge-like? We asked several HR professionals to weigh in on whether or not it’s acceptable, or advisable, to conduct layoffs during the holiday season, and if so, how to do it compassionately. They had a lot to say. Why Companies Conduct Layoffs During The Holidays The vast majority of organizations run on a calendar year budget, explains Steve Spires, a managing director of outplacement solutions with BPI group, and year-end coincides with the need to achieve year-end numbers. “Business cycles are agnostic, and focused on results without bias, emotion, nor sentimentality,” says Jason Hanold, managing partner at executive search firm Hanold Associates. Because companies may want to … [Read more...] about Fired For The Holidays: Is It Acceptable For Businesses To Downsize In December?
Why are homes so expensive
If you’re looking to waste some time today—and since you’re reading this column, that’s a pretty safe bet—check out the online strategy game Power House on Facebook. The premise may not sound that exciting: guide a family of four through a series of everyday household tasks using as little electricity as possible. But Power House is addictive and challenging, and better yet, it could save you money on your next utility bill. advertisement advertisement You read that right. As it happens, Power House was developed by researchers with the explicit goal of getting players to reduce their energy consumption in the real world. And it seems to have worked. In the January 2015 issue of Environment and Behavior, communications scholar Byron Reeves and three Stanford colleagues report that people who played Power House demonstrated more energy-efficient behavior immediately afterward—both in a lab and their own homes. “Taken together, the … [Read more...] about This Addictive Game Could Save You Money On Your Next Utility Bill
Shares of direct-to-home services provider Dish TV India rallied 3 percent on November 15 even though the company reported double-digit loss in the quarter ended September.The stock closed at Rs 13.85, up Rs 0.44, or 3.28 percent, on the BSE.The company posted a consolidated loss of Rs 96 crore against a profit of Rs 19.7 crore in same period last year. In fact, the loss widened compared to Rs 31.98 crore loss registered in June quarter.Close Consolidated revenue from operations fell 44 percent year-on-year to Rs 893.2 crore as subscription revenue slipped 45 percent to Rs 792 crore YoY. related news Page Industries share price up 5% Reliance Power locked in 5% lower circuit on poor Q2 show L&T Finance Holdings share price gains 3% on stake sale in subsidiary "Prolonged monsoon resulted in recharge delays impacting subscription revenues for the quarter. The absence of big-ticket sporting events like the Cricket World Cup also impacted subscription revenues and … [Read more...] about Dish TV India share price gains 3% after substantial improvement in Q2 margin