Good looking employees are paid more and get better perks: study

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More attractive female workers earn four per cent more than their plainer colleagues.

Daniel S. Hamermesh, an economics professor at the University of Texas-Austin reveals in his new book what the world of advertising has known for decades – that beauty sells.

 

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Top 7 highest paying Silicon Valley companies

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Average salary at Twitter is $120, 111.11

As you might expect, former Google Engineer Gareth Jones is a number whiz.  He created TechCompany Pay using “open sources of information on the internet”.   TechCompany Pay is a list of averages representing how well the biggest companies in Silicon Valley compensate their employees.

 

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Study: working in an office is bad for your brain

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Working in an office can also make you less productive.

According to a new study, working in an office is bad for your brain and can make you less productive.  The study found that the hustle and bustle of modern offices can lead to a 32% drop in workers well being and reduce their productivity by 15%.

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Employers Who ‘Overpay’ Workers Outperform Competitors

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The best use of money as a motivator is to pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table, so that people can focus on the work rather than on the cash.

The best use of money as a motivator can be to pay people enough to take the issue off the table.

After more than 200 years of sharing a common language, the United States and Great Britain now share a common predicament.

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UK Abolishes Mandatory Retirement at 65

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British employees will not be forced to retire at 65.

British employers will no longer be allowed to force people to retire at 65 years old, unless they can justify the dismissal, the government said Thursday in a bid to lessen pension payouts as Britons live for longer.The move was welcomed by nonprofit organizations campaigning against age discrimination. Others, however, complained that the move will make it expensive for employers to continue to provide benefits such as health or life insurance to employees over 65.

 

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