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December 12, 2012
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  • Slower U.S. job growth is likely, index suggests
    Although the latest figures show a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, The Conference Board's Employment Trends Index predicts a slowing job market over the next few months. "Employment growth typically lags economic growth, and with the economy expected to decelerate in the current quarter and early 2013, a slowdown in employment won't be far behind," says Gad Levanon of The Conference Board. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • Meaningful opportunities are the key to motivation
    Research shows that offering employees opportunities can boost engagement and motivation, Joellyn Prouty McLaren writes. To be effective, "individuals need to know that the opportunities fit into their bigger picture," she writes. "Progress doesn't have to be a vertical path, just a meaningful one." Chief Learning Officer online (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • 86% of voters support paid medical leave, survey finds
    Eighty-six percent of American voters say they believe it's important for lawmakers and the White House to consider new laws that call for paid sick days and paid family and medical leave insurance, says a National Partnership for Women & Families survey. Currently, more than 40% of private-sector employees do not get paid sick leave. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would face financial hardship in the face of a family illness or the birth of a child. The Huffington Post/The Blog (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Median pay raise will be 3% in 2013, survey finds
    The median salary boost next year is expected to be about 3% as employers remain cautious because of a sluggish economy, finds a Buck Consultants survey. "I think this is a trend that will continue until we see fairly significant economic growth," said David Van De Voort, a principal with Buck. Employee Benefit News (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Survey: Many employers may drop 401(k)s if tax advantages are cut
    Any move by Congress to limit the tax advantages associated with 401(k) contributions could prompt up to half of employers to stop offering the plans, according a survey by Mathew Greenwald & Associates and the American Benefits Institute. More than 90% of respondents think that "the exclusion of 401(k) contributions from current income taxation is important to their workers' decision to contribute to the plan," and 72% of employers "think their workers contribute more than they otherwise would as a result of the exclusion," said James Klein of the American Benefits Council. AdvisorOne (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Stop trying to motivate your team
    The best bosses don't try to directly motivate employees, but instead focus on leading by example and encouraging people to harness personal beliefs and ideas, writes Garret Kramer. "In fact, those people in leadership positions who try to light fires for others tend to not keep their jobs for long," Kramer warns. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • "Seinfeld" lives on, 140 characters at a time
    "Seinfeld" hasn't been on the air since the 1990s, but its plotting and "show about nothing" premise has been updated for the Twitter age through @SeinfeldToday, which tweets out "modern" episode descriptions. "People always say that if they had cellphones, Seinfeld couldn't exist, which is true for a certain type of Seinfeld episode but not as a general rule (which I think the account shows)," says Jack Moore, a Buzzfeed editor who created the account. Daily News (New York) (12/11), The Atlantic Wire (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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