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Job Cuts Plunge 42% in March; Housing Cuts Surge 346% from Q1 2006

Planned job cuts plunged to a eight-month low in March, with the housing-related industries of real estate, construction and mortgage lending announcing nearly as many job cuts in the first three months of 2007 as in all of 2006. 

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March Madness: 23 million Fans and $1.2 billion Lost Productivity

The cost to employers in lost productivity from March Madness excitement over the NCAA men’s college basketball championship tournament could surpass $1.2 billion over the course of the 19-day event that begins March 15, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey. 

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60% of US Workers Trust Their Bosses; 52% Satisfied With Bosses Performance 

According to a recent study by Robert Half and CareerBuilder.com on "How Employees View Company Leaders, some 52% of employees polled said they are satisfied with the performance of their bosses, while 28% are unhappy with their supervisors. 

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IT Salaries Increased 5.2% in 2006; Top 10 Skills, Cities, and Industries

A survey of more than 19,000 technology professionals found that average IT salaries in the U.S. increased 5.2% to $73,308 in 2006 from $69,700 in 2005, reports 2006 Annual Salary Survey by Dice. The survey found that starting salaries outpaced the overall national average, with an increase of 13.1% to $42,414 in 2006. 

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January Marks 10th Straight Month Of 100 Or More U.S. CEO Exits

Heavy turnover among chief executive officers continued in the new year, as 114 CEO changes were announced in January, the 10th consecutive month that over 100 CEO departures were recorded, according to the monthly CEO Turnover Report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. 

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World-Class HR Organizations: Spend 13% Less; Operate with 15% Fewer Staff

World-class companies now spend $1,614 per employee on HR, 13% less than typical companies, which spend $1,864, according to 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers research from The Hackett Group. 

World-class HR organizations also operate with 15% fewer staff, with 11.5 FTEs per 1000 employees versus 13.5 for typical companies.

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84% US Workers Not in Their Dream Jobs; "Presenteeism" Costs $180B a Year

Nearly four out of five U.S. workers (84%) are not currently in their dream job, according to a CareerBuilder.com national consumer employment survey, conducted by Harris Interactive. 

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Two-Thirds of U.S. Workers Open to a New Job in 2007; 90% Want Better Work/Life Balance

Nearly half of U.S. workers plan to actively search for a new job in 2007, while almost two-thirds of currently employed respondents said they may not actively seek out a new job, but that they would be open to one if the right opportunity came along, according to a new survey of 5,000 U.S. workers by Yahoo! HotJobs.

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Mobile Gadgets Seen as Best Way to Fib; 43% Lie Pretending to be ill: Study

Over 80% of people admit to telling little white lies at least once a day and the preferred way of being "economical with the truth" is to use technology such as cell phones, texts and e-mails, according to a survey by UK pollsters 72 Point, reports Reuters. 

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USA Today and Careerbuilder.com Survey on Q1 2007 Hiring Plans

36% Cos. Plan New Hiring in Q1 2007 

U.S. businesses expect to hire a bit less in the beginning of 2007 than they did in late 2006, according to an online survey for USA TODAY and CareerBuilder.com by Harris Interactive. Some 36% of hiring managers said their companies planned to increase the staffing in Q1 2007, down slightly from 38% in q4 2006. 

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