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February 4, 2013
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • It's Super Bowl Monday -- are your workers awake?
    The Monday after the Super Bowl is a bad day for many bosses, whose workers are likely to be hungover and groggy. There's talk of turning the day into a national holiday since many people are unproductive. Until that happens, leaders should consider keeping a stock of ibuprofen, sports drinks and comfort food on hand for reviving ailing employees. "Embrace it with extra coffee and pastries on hand," Stella & Dot CEO Jessica Herrin says. Inc. online (free registration) (2/3), BusinessNewsDaily.com (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Tips to make your recruiting more "agile"
    Software engineers use "agile software development" to quickly develop and change their software, and this method can be applied to recruiting, Keith Halperin writes. Borrowing from a document called "The Agile Manifesto," Halperin advises recruiters to value customer collaboration over contract negotiations, to keep the process simple and to aim for short timelines. ERE.net (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Benefits & Compensation 
  • Study: Health benefits keep workers on the job longer
    About half of U.S. workers who are at least 21 say they will delay retirement longer than they originally planned because they need employer-provided health insurance, an Employee Benefit Research Institute study says. About a quarter of respondents said that a guarantee of health care benefits during retirement would lead to them retiring earlier than planned, compared with 15% who said the same in 2003, EBRI says. The Wall Street Journal/At Work blog (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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The HR Leader 
  • Leadership tips from the African savanna
    Seeing a lioness caring for her cubs showcased some skills that every business leader needs, Beth Armknecht Miller writes. A lioness models good hunting techniques for her cubs, watches them carefully while allowing them space to fail and rewards their successes, she writes. "One of the primary roles a leader has is to develop her team to their full potential. And on the plains of the Serengeti, eating and being aware of your surroundings are critical to survival," Miller writes. Great Leadership (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Spooks dish dirt to pulp-fiction novelist
    French novelist Gérard de Villiers churns out pulp espionage novels, but not all of his fanciful plot twists are entirely fictional. Real-life spies and diplomats are fans of De Villiers' work and often give him detailed information about their operations. That means some of his nearly 200 books have proven strangely prophetic: One recent work anticipated the Benghazi attack, while another predicted the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Top five news stories selected by SmartBrief on Workforce readers in the past week.

  • Results based on number of times each story was clicked by readers.
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Nationwide Contract Owner Operator Recruiter -Full or Part Time Paramount Freight Systems LLCDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Director, Human ResourcesFiservNorcross, GA
Sr. HR Generalist - RSSP Human Resources UC BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
Corporate Recruiter (14-050)BioClinicaNewtown, PA
Human Resources Coordinator Phoenix Park HotelWashington, DC
Chief Human Resources OfficerAmerican Bar Association Greater Chicago Area, IL
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--Laozi,
Chinese philosopher

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