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Hey, want to get really mad? CEOs of big companies make 6 percent more than they did a year ago, according to research by executive compensation data provider Equilar for the Associated Press. And as if that weren't enough, the value of their perks has increased 2 percent, to $161,337 annually, or roughly elevendy-bajillion times more money than you made this year in pure salary.
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Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
Your work environment can enable or impede your best work, and this Mindflash infographic examines how office design affects productivity. Noise, air quality, lighting and even interior color schemes all shape how effectively we work and how happy we feel.
Job references are a necessary yet hassle-filled part of the application process for both employer and candidate, and Terefic is a new tool that hopes to streamline the process. Terefic enables jobseekers to essentially build a portfolio of confidential job references from friends, coworkers and former colleagues; when it comes time for a company to vet job references, they simply visit the candidate's Terefic profile.
Cash will run low, clients won't close, team members will leave, the product will have bugs, and the roof will fall on your head. There will be times when you seriously consider quitting. I've been there. But perseverance and dumbfounded self-confidence pushed me forward. Without perseverance, you'll never reach success.
- Jun Loayza, RewardMe
General Mills announced plans yesterday to eliminate 850 jobs to hopefully improve productivity, boost effectiveness and cut costs. Last year, the Minneapolis-based company had some 35,000 global employees; Minnesota Public Radio reporter Martin Moylan writes that the cuts are mostly in support and administrative positions. What will General Mills do with the savings?