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December 26, 2012
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  • How mobility is changing the traditional workday
    Mobile computing and devices are changing the U.S. workforce and allowing companies to tap talent and skills not available in their particular region. Boonsri Dickinson writes that the typical workday won't be a 9-to-5 structure down the road as companies move from traditional labor strategies to more project-based and short-term freelance operations. InformationWeek/Byte (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • End-of-year feedback? You're doing it wrong
    Bosses who hold year-end reviews for their workers are approaching feedback in the wrong way, writes Denis Wilson. Feedback should be a continuous process of praise and gradual course-correction, not a once-a-year blowout event. "Dropping bombs on employees once or twice a year only serves to build up pressure and make feedback sessions feel like indictments," Wilson writes. Fast Company online (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Employers face challenges in accommodating veterans with PTSD
    Employers may need to start thinking more about how to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, as tens of thousands of troops are expected to return from Afghanistan and Iraq in the next several years, this article says. In some cases, PTSD is considered a disability protected under federal employment law, which means employers may be legally required to make accommodations for veterans who are having trouble performing their jobs. Austin American-Statesman (Texas) (free registration) (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • January paychecks may not reflect 2013 tax rates
    Social Security payroll taxes are set to increase 2% after the end of the year, but workers probably won't see the increase in their first several paychecks of 2013 because the Internal Revenue Service hasn't released income-withholding tables for next year. Employers may need to withhold more taxes later in the year to make up for taxes that go uncollected in January. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Weighing the pros and cons of unlimited vacation time
    More companies are experimenting with unlimited-time-off policies, but such policies aren't right for every company, experts say. "You need an environment where the culture supports this approach, where there's trust and deliverables can be measured," says WorldatWork's Lenny Sanicola. Offering unlimited vacation time can backfire if employees feel guilty about taking time off, experts note. Human Resource Executive (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • More Affordable Care Act changes start next week
    Individuals earning more than $200,000 in wages and married couples earning more than $250,000 will pay an additional payroll tax of 0.9% starting Tuesday, as more provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in. Other changes that take effect with the new year include a decrease in the Medicare Part D drug-coverage gap, a 2.3% medical-device tax and a $2,500 limit on flexible spending accounts. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Why leaders should start listening to fools
    Bosses shouldn't dismiss foolish people too readily, writes Henna Inam. Fools might not offer advice that's useful to bosses in the usual sense, but they might have less obvious talents or perspectives. "Every single person has contributions to make and value to add," Inam writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Schadenfreude, anyone?
    Some of the world's top business leaders saw their net worth plummet in 2012, writes Simon Goodley. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost about $5 billion as his company's shares went south, while Mexican mogul Carlos Slim lost $1.7 billion as a number of key investments were hit by Europe's economic malaise. "The poor lamb is now only worth north of [$70 billion]," Goodley writes. The Guardian (London) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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