Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 18, 2018 Companies have a vested interest in keeping their employees happy. Studies show that employee satisfaction is linked to performance, which permeates through every aspect of a business and can mean the difference between success and failure. While employee satisfaction should be the cornerstone of every serious company’s business model, only a handful of businesses excel at maintaining high employee morale. Based on employee reviews posted on Glassdoor, an online platform for former and current employees to review companies, 24/7 Wall Street identified the best American companies to work for. Out of a universe of hundreds, only 18 large companies received a score of more than 4 out of 5 stars. In an interview with 24/7 Wall Street, Sarah Stoddard, community expert with Glassdoor, listed the factors that have the greatest impact on employee satisfaction. “Glassdoor research has found the top three … [Read more...] about Best companies to work for: Did your employer make Glassdoor’s list?
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Over the following pages, we will look at daily habits, food, relationships, technology, sleep, financial matters, work, connecting to nature, and much more. As you read through my short tips, you might even recognise what I like to call 'blind spots' - areas you didn't even realise were causing you stress and tension. Look upon these as a gift, because once you know more, you can do better. There is absolutely no one alive today with no stress, so before you read this, I ask you to consider these questions: is there something in your life that is causing you stress, anxiety or leading you down a negative emotional path? Maybe you could turn your most painful issue into your biggest inspiration, leading to massive personal growth and a reduction in stress? So what is stress? Well, basically, it is being here but wanting to be there! Think about it - your life now wants to be in the promised land, in the future, where the grass is greener and life is problem-free. OK, now back to the … [Read more...] about Alison Canavan’s 100 simple ways to manage stress
MORE than three in four people in the UK sign up for a new car on finance. Read our quick guide to see which is right for you. What is a hire purchase? This means that finance is secured on the car itself. You will pay a deposit (often ten per cent) and repay the balance, plus interest, over the loan period. There are usually admin and "option to purchase" fees - but you can normally haggle to knock them off. Remember, you don't own the car until you've made the final payment. What is 0% finance? This type of financing is likely to be on outgoing models. You will pay a larger deposit upfront, but won't have any interest on your monthly repayments. The downside is that it can be hard to get a discount on top of 0% finance and if you miss any payments, you're usually switched to a higher interest rate. more on motorsKICKSTARTER How YOU could learn to ride a motorbike in a day - and almost anybody can do it HONEST LOAN Truth behind these six car finance myths - and they could save … [Read more...] about What are hire purchase, 0% finance, PCP and personal leasing? New car finance options explained
Q: I'VE just found out I'm pregnant but I'm worried about the costs of a new baby when I'm on maternity leave. What's the best way to manage financially during this time? A: Jacqueline Dewey, managing director of the credit report provider Noddle says: "Having a child can be one of the most exciting, joyful times in our lives, but financially speaking it may be tough. Parents have to try to factor in all the costs of caring for a new baby, such as nappies, clothes, toys and equipment, while on a reduced income. "I'd recommend starting to buy the essentials as early as possible and look out for offers on things like nappies and baby wipes, as stockpiling these items can save you a lot of money. In terms of clothes, you'll probably get lots as gifts, but look out for offers on the basics, or shop during the sales, and buy them in bigger sizes so you've got them when you need them. "When thinking about prams, car seats and nursery furniture, make sure you shop around to find the best … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: I’m worried about how expensive it could be to have a baby
Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Bahn is celebrating solid financial results and the opening of a prestigious new high-speed line. But the good news masks a deep malaise that threatens to derail the state monopoly. Published on November 17, 2017 12:54 pm It’s not so long ago that the train journey from Berlin to Munich, beloved of many Germans, was an overnight affair. Locomotives would ease out of Anhalter Bahnhof in the German capital at around teatime, trundling through the Brandenburg countryside and the great forests of Thuringia and Franconia before arriving in Bavaria the next morning. Adolf Hitler was a regular voyager, travelling in his own special train – limited to 40 kilometers per hour to ensure it could maintain radio communications – between his HQ and adopted home city. How times have changed. From December, thanks to the building of a new high-speed line, the journey time will be cut by a third to just 4 hours. Deutsche Bahn, the state-owned railway … [Read more...] about Hell of a way to run a railroad