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February 12, 2013
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  • Can HR benefit from SHRM's new standards?
    Two standards prepared by the Society for Human Resource Management have been approved by the American National Standards Institute, including one covering performance management that aims to establish a framework for performance reviews, performance-improvement plans and goal-setting conversations, says Cheryl Wyrick of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Human Resource Executive (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • Why applicants hate your job postings
    Job listings need to have a "human voice" to get potential hires interested, Liz Ryan writes. Unfortunately, many job posts are long-winded or stuffy, and place too many obstacles in front of potential applicants. To get a sense of whether online job posts are failing, pay attention to the number of job seekers who begin the application process before dropping out, Ryan writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Is it callous to fire an underperformer who is working hard?
    Honesty is the best policy when handling a hard-working employees who isn't meeting performance standards, Alison Green writes. Meet with the worker and set up goals that must be met within six weeks, or give the worker a transition period to find another job, she suggests. The key is being fair because "the rest of your staff is your most important audience," Green writes. "They'll watch how you treat people in that context and draw conclusions about how well they're likely to be treated themselves." Ask A Manager blog (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Opinion: Paid interns are worth the investment
    Employers who pay their interns have better access to young talent than do those that don't, Claudia Allen writes. "If you pay your interns, you get a much larger candidate pool. You get students whose parents can support them while they work for free, plus talented students who need to earn tuition money for school," she writes. ERE.net (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Employee perks help fuel growth, startup founder says
    Online marketing firm Pardot grew quickly in part because it was committed to offering competitive employee perks, including monthly housecleaning, a staff masseuse, catered breakfasts, free food delivery and full medical benefits, writes founder David Cummings, now CEO of Kevy. "Government, economy, competitors, weather, etc. are outside your control. What is controllable is the quality of people you work with every day. Never forget that culture wins," Cummings writes. The Wall Street Journal/The Accelerators blog (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Breach notification is part of new HIPAA rules
    Health-plan sponsors must meet tougher standards for notifying participants of possible security breaches under new federal medical-privacy rules. "Start pulling together privacy notices, business associates agreements and plan documents for review and amendment. Review your security practices to avoid even accidental breaches," Keith McMurdy writes. Employee Benefits Legal Blog (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • Don't lose your personality after you've been promoted
    Leaders can find it more difficult to maintain an authentic, personal brand and leadership style as they move up within an organization, Dana Theus writes. But remaining true to yourself doesn't preclude meshing with company culture. "To do this, you have to delve beneath the MBA-speak about leadership and values we usually hear and go to the core of what makes you uniquely and authentically human," she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Director of Compensation and Benefits West MarineWatsonville, CA
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Sr. HR Generalist - RSSP Human Resources UC BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
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Human Resources Coordinator Phoenix Park HotelWashington, DC
Chief Human Resources OfficerAmerican Bar Association Greater Chicago Area, IL
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