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October 24, 2012
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  • Many workers struggle to get out of bed in the morning, survey suggests
    Nearly a quarter of workers say "being present" is their most important priority when it comes to their job, according to a survey by ComPsych. Nearly two-thirds said their job was causing extreme fatigue and high levels of stress. "It gets to the point where ... it's a drudgery just to get to work," ComPsych CEO Richard Chaifetz said. USA Today (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Finding the Right People
    The presidential election, tax policies and high unemployment may keep business leaders awake at night, but no topic creates the degree of concern as finding the right people. A recent ManpowerGroup report concludes with this thought: Companies that truly believe that human capital is their most valuable asset—and make investments to cultivate that talent—are the ones that will set the pace in the years ahead. Time Inc. Custom Content
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • 6 search techniques to give you better LinkedIn results
    LinkedIn is a powerful recruitment tool, but recruiters can hone their search techniques for better results, Erin Palmer writes. For example, avoid overuse of parenthesis and quotation marks in searching job titles because it can limit results. Also, use the Search Alert feature to automatically check daily for possible candidates, Palmer writes. The Seamless Workforce blog (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to stand out to job candidates
    To make a great first impression on job candidates, be enthusiastic about your company and its culture, experts say. "Share with candidates the value, importance, and potential impact of the position that they are considering. Articulate what the business is trying to accomplish and how this role will help the company achieve that vision," says Denise Stott of Yodle, an online marketing firm. B2C Marketing Insider (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • A compensation plan that truly motivates employees
    Ciplex employees are not given bonuses and money is not tied to performance, company founder Ilya Pozin writes. When employees are hired, they are encouraged to give the pay amount they want and if it's more than the company can pay, they part ways, Pozin explains. "You want to incentivize employees to work hard through other methods like generous praise, lunches on the company or staff parties, no undue criticism or corrections." Inc. online (free registration) (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • New York City faces federal investigation involving pensions
    A lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors accuses New York City of illegally decreasing retirement benefits for public employees who served in the military after Sept. 11, 2001. When calculating pension benefits, the city allegedly failed to take into account the money veterans would have earned had they not performed military service. Prosecutors said Monday that they had widened their investigation to include all retired city workers who receive a pension. Reuters (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • A look at EEOC's tough stance on ADA job preferences
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pushing employers to transfer disabled employees who can't perform their duties to other vacant positions, writes Pamela Reeves, an employment lawyer. "Any employer who terminates an individual with a disability when there is another job in the organization that the individual could perform should realize that such a move is exposing the company to significant liability," Reeves writes. The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.) (free registration) (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Whale learns to talk, starts pranking divers
    A captive beluga whale named NOC learned to vocalize in a remarkably human manner, apparently by listening to and mimicking its human caretakers, researchers say. The whale once pranked a diver by shouting at him to get out of the water. "Whether or not the whale knows what he's saying, other than mimicking what he heard, probably should be explored further," one researcher says. NBC News/Cosmic Log blog (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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