Management-side labor lawyer on NLRB shortlist | Laid-off employees are more likely to quit the next job | The problem with gathering to complain about work
April 27, 2017
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Management-side labor lawyer on NLRB shortlist
President Donald Trump may nominate Minnesota attorney Doug Seaton, a staunch opponent of unions, to fill a vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board. "Seaton would represent one of the worst-ever nominees to the NLRB," said Larry Cohen, former president of the Communications Workers of America.
Politico (4/25) 
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Recruiting & Retention
Laid-off employees are more likely to quit the next job
Workers who are laid off tend to quit subsequent jobs because they feel less committed to employers and are paying close attention to the job market, according to research from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
Bloomberg BNA (free content) (4/24) 
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Leadership & Development
The problem with gathering to complain about work
Informal sessions to complain about work-related problems can prolong the impact and feelings of unfairness, according to research. That mental distraction and negativity can be compounded "by complaining to the wrong person," writes Adi Gaskell.
The Horizons Tracker (4/26) 
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Benefits & Compensation
Counselor calls for wellness programs that address addiction
Companies can create assistance and wellness initiatives aimed at helping employees deal with drug and alcohol addictions, which affect productivity and health costs, said Matthew La Rocco, a certified alcohol and drug counselor with the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Public Health and Wellness. La Rocco developed ideas employers can use to create a "culture of recovery" from substance abuse disorders based on his own addiction experiences and the help he received from co-workers.
News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.) (tiered subscription model) (4/25) 
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Technology
Dynamics 365 to connect with LinkedIn tool
Microsoft Dynamics 365 will soon be linked with the LinkedIn Sales Navigator tool, providing users with a pool of 500 million users to draw upon. In addition, Dynamics 365 for Talent will soon allow users to access LinkedIn's Recruiter and Learning solutions when searching for prospective employees.
TechCrunch (4/24) 
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The HR Leader
Protocol identifies signs of burnout
Protocol helps identify signs of burnout
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Positive stress energizes workers, but harmful stress damages health and causes burnout, INSEAD researchers write. They have created a simple protocol, the Stress-APGAR barometer, to help managers determine whether an employee is suffering from negative stress.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (4/26) 
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