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August 26, 2009
Should CEOs Still Get
Big Bonuses After a Bust?
What if more bosses could be cajoled into surrendering excessive payouts? It's not likely to happen, but tough-minded directors might push for it.

Gap Between Raises Widens
For Top and Bottom Performers

Rather than awarding increases in fixed pay, companies are increasingly tying salary upgrades to employee performance.

Hiring Outlook Inches Lower
As Firms Seek Fewer Recruits

The portion of employers who intend to add new workers in the first quarter of 2008 dropped slightly from the fourth quarter of last year, a new survey shows.

The 10 Most Overpaid U.S. Jobs
And the Little Effort They Require

Some professions command excessive pay that can't be explained by labor supply-and-demand imbalances.

What the Major Headlines in 2007
Say About Next Year's Job Market

Big events often set the stage for changes in recruiting. Find out what areas are expected to show the greatest demand for talent and where hiring may slow.

Salary-Hike Outlook for 2008
On the Weak Side, Survey Finds

Base pay increases are expected to be the same next year, though more employers now pay one-time bonuses and rewards.


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