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Getting off to a fast start in any company begins with making sure new hires are the “right fit” for the organization. 


Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that concerns the hiring habits of Abercrombie & Fitch.

At issue is whether the store discriminated against a woman because she wore a head scarf. Bloomberg explains:

A shift toward workplace wellness is underway across the U.S. Studies show businesses that incorporate comprehensive wellness programs are able to improve the health of their employees and save their company money at the same time. (*ENCORE)


According to research, effects of abusive supervision reach far beyond the workplace. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson calls it "the spillover effect." (*ENCORE)


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Local and statewide groups are seeking payday and auto-title loan reform in Waco and McLennan County. Organizers say payday lenders are draining millions from the local economy. 


Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 


James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


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The latest US job report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows only 142,000 were created in August – and the nation’s unemployment rate fell only slightly from 6.2 to 6.1 percent. 

While the August employment numbers for McLennan County and Waco won’t be released until later this month -- how is the city's job outlook fairing so far?


Energy economist, Gürcan Gülen says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. The worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. (*ENCORE)


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A recent study done by Baylor professor Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider is cracking some codes on why women are fleeing rewarding IT jobs – and what needs to change in the industry so they’ll stay.

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