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October 4, 2012
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Make sure your hires are worth the investment
    Companies often have a process in place to assess how long it will be before a piece of equipment pays itself off, and human resources should be doing the same thing for recruitment, Steve Gifford writes. "If you hire too many new employees who don't add revenue, you'll bring down your revenue per employee -- and ultimately damage the company's bottom line," he writes. Fistful of Talent (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Are you wasting internal talent?
    Don't forget to assess the talent your company already has before initiating a costly recruitment effort, Carlie Smith writes. If an internal candidate ends up not being the best fit for a position, use the situation as an opportunity to offer feedback, she writes. B2C Marketing Insider (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Employee health premiums to rise 8% next year, Aon Hewitt says
    Health care premiums for employees will increase 8% next year, with payroll deductions for health care rising from $2,204 to $2,385, says an Aon Hewitt study. During that time, the amount companies pay for health premiums is expected to increase by about 6%, from $10,522 to $11,188, the study finds. Forbes (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • American teens get workplace-rights education from EEOC
    Educating young Americans about their workplace rights is part of a new Youth@Work initiative launched by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Young people may need such education since "they may be intimidated more easily by their boss, not have enough 'real life' experience to know how to handle [harassment or discrimination] and may even be so embarrassed by the event that they quit instead of complain," says Michael J. Lotito, an employment lawyer. Human Resource Executive/The Leader Board blog (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • 4 ways to better understand your workers
    Understanding the people around you takes hard work, writes Mary Jo Asmus. To figure out what's really going on in your workers' heads, try observing them more closely, engaging with them more fully and trying to suppress your reflexive assumptions about their motivations. "Challenge what you think you know about others by using all of you. You might be pleasantly surprised," Asmus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Bald men get more chances to shine, researchers say
    Men who are bald get bumped into positions of authority more often than their well-coiffured or merely thinning counterparts, researchers say. Totally bald men are perceived as masculine and dominant, a study found, perhaps explaining the "power-buzz look" adopted by bosses such as DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and Amazon.com chief Jeffrey Bezos. The Wall Street Journal (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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