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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Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 1:11 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Want to work for Amazon without moving to Seattle – or its yet unnamed second U.S. headquarters? The online retailing giant is looking to fill more than 200 "virtual" jobs that let you work from home. Amazon still hasn't officially chosen its second U.S. headquarters but that's not stopping the Seattle-based company from growing its job force, which numbered 575,000 full-time and part-time employees as of June 30. A quick look on its Amazon Jobs site reveals 237 "virtual" or "work-from-home" positions – all but two are full-time – available across the U.S. and in other sites including the U.K., Germany and Costa Rica. The company is looking for a wide range of talent. Here's a sampling: • Market manager for devices. Candidates in the Milwaukee area can join Amazon's Offline Retail team in helping sell Amazon Echo, Kindle and Fire TV devices in … [Read more...] about Want to work for Amazon? Now you can do it from home as company seeks 200 virtual workers
Ken Fisher Special to USA TODAY Published 6:00 p.m. UTC Jun 17, 2018 In my 44 years advising investors, some key questions keep popping up. They go like this: “I hold a lot of Company X. What do you think of it? Should I keep it?” My opinion isn’t relevant. But here’s what is: If you hold more than 5% of your total portfolio value in any one stock, it's too much. Trim it, regardless of anyone’s views, even your own or mine. Traditional investing wisdom often isn’t wise. But this tidbit is: Diversify. Spread your assets over many companies and holdings. Don’t overload your 401(k) with your employer’s stock, for instance, even if they offer cheap stock options. The only valid exception is if you (or you and a few partners) control the firm and aim to bet the farm to become a zillionaire. Then maybe it’s valid. And then, you won’t want or need anyone’s opinion. But heed this … [Read more...] about 401(k) investors: Follow the 5% rule to protect your retirement savings
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 401(k) plans: 3 steps to avoiding running out of retirement money Investors’ most common risk is much worse than trade wars or crashing markets. It’s trying to be too safe with retirement savings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 5 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Ken Fisher, Special to USA TODAY Published 4:00 p.m. ChT April 29, 2018 CLOSE Ken Fisher, founder and executive chairman of Fisher Investments, talks personal investments, advice for millennials and what’s the deal about cryptocurrencies. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 5 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Retirement investors’ most common risk is … [Read more...] about 401(k) plans: 3 steps to avoiding running out of retirement money