I always enjoy the time around New Years. Since my wife and I work for manufacturing firms, we have normally had the entire week between Christmas and New Year's off for factory shutdowns. This downtime gives us the chance to spend some time together, plan our goals for the upcoming year, and determine what is really wasting our time.
Stories by Dallon Christensen
Here we go again. The stock market's wild ride this week may rattle business confidence, and put the brakes on most future hiring decisions. This uncertainty may also bring pay raises into question.