Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Astronology - Labor Day..Is It Just Another Holiday?

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Volume X

Issue 13


August 25, 2009

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Fact or Fiction?


Recycling one aluminum can equate to enough energy for a few hours of television.



According to Carl Zimrig's book,
Cash for Your Trash, "Recycling one aluminum can saves enoughenergy to run a television for three hours."  What are your favorite shows to watch during those "found" 3 hours?


The Astron Road Show


Summer may be waning, but the Astron Road Show is still in high gear!  The Astron team will be making several stops in September.


First up is September 9th.  National Directors Michael Maciekowich and Jennifer Loftus will jointly present at the HR Alliance event in New York City.  The topic for the evening is "When the Money Runs Out: Retaining and Motivating Long Term Employees Without Increasing Pay."  The session will be a combination of trend discussion and interactive problem solving.

Then, on September 11th, Jennifer travels to Norfolk, VA to present to the Norfolk Consortium on trends in public vs. private sector total compensation.  If you are in the area please let Jennifer know if you'd like to attend.  She'd be happy to have you as her guest!


Continuing the tour, on September 15th, Jennifer gives a joint presentation with Charlene Rossback of St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, NY) entitled "It's More than Base Pay: Total Compensation Practices of Employers of Choice."  The presentation caps off a day of learning at the annual AHHRA Fall conference.

More Road Show stops are on the way...we'll update you in the September 8th issue of Astronology!


Labor Day...Just Another Holiday?

datesEvery year, near the end of August, many prepare for the federal holiday of Labor Day on the first Monday of September. A lot of people consider Labor Day the close of summer. Many look forward to the last summer barbeque, time spent with family and friends, and also the Labor Day sales! Interestingly, the origins of the Labor Day holiday are not always discussed. In this edition of Astronology we will crack open the history books to discover the origins of the federal holiday of Labor Day....more


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