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April 20, 2012
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • How to bring out employees' latent talents
    Most employees don't use their talents because they're never challenged or given assignments where they can acquire new skills, Jason Buss writes. "[S]kip the seminars, conferences and e-learning" and instead offer lateral job changes, stretch assignments and formal job-shadowing opportunities, Buss writes. TalentHQ.com (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Use workforce metrics to tell a story
    Human resources who analyze workforce data should use small sets of metrics to tell a story that will resonate with decision-makers, Mercer's Brian Levine says. "A statistical modeling approach can ensure that a causal relationship between human capital factors is established before conclusions are reached and action is taken," he says. Human Resource Executive (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Fort Worth debates a ban on hiring smokers
    Officials in Fort Worth, Texas, are debating a ban on hiring people who smoke, a policy that is increasingly popular with businesses. Mayor Betsy Price said more information is needed but the idea is appealing because of the health benefits and reduced insurance costs. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • 5 mistakes that will ruin your employee-recognition efforts
    When it comes to offering recognition to your employees, a few mistakes could make your efforts backfire, according to an OfficeTeam survey. Among the mistakes OfficeTeam lists are providing vague feedback and getting the facts wrong. The majority of respondents said they were receiving a decent amount of recognition. MonsterThinking.com (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Wellness, prevention help Chrysler hold down health costs
    A focus on preventive care and wellness for employees and spouses helped Chrysler Group hold health care spending flat during 2011, after a 9% increase in 2010. Chrysler urges workers to get an annual physical, gives free flu shots and offers healthy cafeteria foods, fitness centers and a health care clinic. The Detroit News (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Are you slowly losing your integrity?
    Unethical behavior is a slippery slope, writes Mary Jo Asmus. Small transgressions might seem harmless, but they can snowball into major ethical tangles that make it harder for bosses to do their jobs effectively. "[L]oss of integrity is a silent leadership killer. ... The erosion of this value may happen very slowly over time without much notice of integrity violations on the part of those who participate in questionable practices," Asmus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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