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VOL. 45 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 17, 2021

You want us to work for you?

You’d better be offering good pay & benefits, plenty of flexibility

Hiring employees used to be a fairly straightforward affair. A company posted its openings online through its own website, ran ads and possibly engaged a staffing agency or recruiter. It was similarly easy for job seekers, who prowled postings on their own, or retained professional help to find the best match for their talents.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

A few random thoughts as summer fades

Here, there and everywhere: Speaking strictly from a male perspective, I think it’s unfortunate that nothing rhymes with “happy husband.”

GUEST COLUMNIST

Animal ‘privacy’ used as public records dodge

In late April, the city of Memphis abruptly changed course and shut down access to records that show how the city-owned animal shelter treats the dogs and cats in its care.

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EVENTS

Women’s Fund Virtual Luncheon. The event, now in its 10th year, will shift to a virtual format in 2021 instead of the planned in-person event for safety reasons. The luncheon will be presented by WATE and streamed on the television station’s app. Food, wine, dessert and the program can be picked up by appointment. The luncheon serves as a benefit for low-income women and girls across 25 counties in East Tennessee in the areas of education, life and work skills and showcases the impact of the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee. Thursday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $250 per ticket; $2,000 table of 10. Information

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NEWSMAKERS

Haslam College adds 15 faculty members

Fifteen new faculty members are joining the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business this fall. They are:

BRIEFS

DOD extends UT’s research grant

The U.S. Department of Defense has extended a University of Tennessee-led research award.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Separating fact from fiction about green cars

With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric, including a new federal target that would mean half of all new vehicles sold within a decade will have zero emissions. This will be a dramatic – and perhaps unsettling – shift for car shoppers.

PERSONAL FINANCE

A few tips for negotiating your way to a richer life

Negotiating is an important personal finance skill that can help you earn more and pay less. Whether you’re discussing a job offer, dickering at a car dealership or just trying to work out a budget with your significant other, the ability to bargain effectively can have a huge impact.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

How to beat your summer ‘revenge shopping’ debt

The joy of shouting to your friends over the roar of a crowded bar, the giddiness of seeing the world rushing by below you from the seat of an airplane, the weirdly constricting sensation of wearing pants that aren’t elastic – the summer of 2021 brought back many experiences we had forgone during the past year and a half of the pandemic.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

‘Roar’ could use more bite but has good information

You thought you’d be back by now. When you left your job last year, they said they’d call you when things opened up, but here we are, 18 months in, and you’re still sitting at home.

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