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Personality testing in hiring
process offers extra insight

Local experts attest to its use (though with caveats). And an October 1994 issue of U.S. News & World Report notes that as many as 30 percent of employees in some industry sectors, notably retailing and wholesaling, undergo personality testing ...

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Out-of-box hiring, downsizing
drive crossover career paths

When Ronald Zarrella dropped the bomb he was jumping to General Motors Corp., industry watchers and colleagues of the Bausch & Lomb Inc. president were stunned. They shouldn’t have been. Zarrella’s move reflects the growing trend of out-of-the-box hiring, when ...

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Limber up mantras to keep self marketable

Economic indicators are up: A recent Business Week reported that 8 million jobs have been created in the last four years, inflation is down to 2.7 percent, corporate profits are up, and we’ve all enjoyed four years of economic recovery. ...

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Downsizing hurts nature as well as people

For me, this is a hopeful time of year, because evidence of the end of winter is starting to appear. Days are longer and warmer, there is less snow, and, most importantly to me, buds are starting to appear on ...

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New electronic lockboxes give Realtors a new spin on old idea

Realtors in the Rochester area now have access to a sophisticated new tool called the electronic lockbox, announced the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. Already used in the majority of metropolitan areas nationwide, these high-tech lockboxes offer a new ...

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Federal funds allocated to build airport rescue-training facility

The Greater Rochester International Airport is to be the recipient of $2.4 million in federal funds to build a state-of-the-art facility for training aircraft rescue teams and area firefighters. Previous funding for this project was released in 1994 and 1995. ...

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Building vs. buying not
a cut-and-dried decision

“These days it’s tough to sell (new homes). Appreciation hasn’t been there. Builders are having to offer more house for less money, but prices are not coming down for materials,” says Debbie Iezzi, a real estate broker with Rick Leasure ...

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Look to the past for house of the future

Those who took the tour of General Electric Corp.’s House of the Future exhibit at the 1964 New York World’s Fair were treated to a vision of what the company’s best minds imagined we would be living like today. As ...

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Tap network of contacts in exploring acquisitions

Tap network of contacts in exploring acquisitions As an established business owner, you often hear of numerous acquisition opportunities. Some may be rumors, others actual situations. The network that delivers this information to you is typically informal in nature, and ...

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Choosing insurance not too complex

Chip Coe, owner of W.W. Coe & Son Inc., a multiline insurance agency specializing in commercial coverage, says many small businesses qualify for what is known as a business-owners policy, a commercial version of the homeowner’s policy. A BOP provides ...

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EAPs give firms a helping hand

If you had an EAP in place you would. An employee assistance program is a system of services tailored to an individual company that addresses solutions to a wide range of personal difficulties employees may face. “In essence, an EAP ...

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Problem-solvers see success in start-ups

Few people, at least once in their lives, have not considered starting their own business. Their inspiration can come from a variety of sources, ranging from the simple “bad day at the office” to the complicated issue of total career ...

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Terms to bank on

Three-, five- and 10-year annual: The annual total return for the fund for the designated time period. Differ from category: How the fund varied from other funds in the same investment category for the annual, bull (rising) and bear (declining) ...

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Before prospecting for gold,
bone up on your prospectus

Since mutual funds are almost universally deemed to be the closest thing to the “ideal investment for everyone”–so says the “Dun & Bradstreet Guide to Your Investments”–learning to read the prospectus is an exercise in achieving financial security. Perhaps a ...

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Michael Rosen:
Oppenheimer Bond Fund for Growth

(Continued from previous page) Michael Rosen Rosen remembers always wanting to become a money manager–even as a youth growing up in Manhattan. He now manages the Oppenheimer Bond Fund for Growth, praised in publications ranging from Morningstar Mutual Funds to ...

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