Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Astronology - Recession Slump..Helping Employees During the Crunch

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Volume X
Issue 5
May 5, 2009
Dear Andrew,

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The Astron Road Show

From May 10-12, the Astron team will be visiting upstate New York.

National Director Michael Maciekowich will be exhibiting at the New York Bankers Association Human Resources Conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. Additionally, he will present the keynote speech on Tuesday, May 12th!

On May 12th, National Director Jennifer Loftus will present on the topic of incentives to the AEBO chapter in Rochester, NY. The session will be part of the association's luncheon meeting.

On May 20 and 21, Jennifer will be on the road again, this time in Houston, TX. She will be presenting a Wednesday Power Session at the 18th annual Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. She'll also be exhibiting in booth 122. Please be sure to stop by and say hello!

Please contact us for information on any of these presentations.
Fact or Fiction?
There could be a garden on the moon by 2012?


The Paragon Space Development Corporation teamed up with Odyssey Moon to develop a miniaturized greenhouse to be put onto the moon. The greenhouse would obviously grow plants from seeds. Paragon has put together a greenhouse that has all the safety features needed to give the plant the ability to survive. This is basically like a space suit for the plant.

Paragon picked a plant from the Brassica family. They did this because these plants need only 14 days of light to grow. Considering that a lunar day is only 14 earth days long the selection makes perfect sense. If Paragon can complete this task, along with a few others, they will win $30 Million for the Google Lunar X Prize.
Recession Slump...Helping Employees During the Crunch


There's no denying it. There are hiring freezes everywhere, and unemployment statistics increase daily. This recession slump is hitting America hard, and organizations everywhere are trying to stay afloat. In previous recessions, layoffs have been the number one solution to combat rising expenses in the face of lower revenues. Today, however, both employers and HR leaders recognize that employees are more than people who work 6-8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Employees are individuals with families and other responsibilities. As a result, many organizations are initiating alternative solutions to protect their organization and their employees. This edition of Astronology will take a look at four such techniques...more
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