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January 3, 2013
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  • Analysis: Unemployment won't go away under "fiscal cliff" deal
    The deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" will do little to improve unemployment because trade deficits, tighter regulations, health costs and taxes will keep job growth sluggish, economist Peter Morici writes. "The economy would have to add more than 356,000 jobs each month for three years to lower unemployment to 6 percent, and that is not likely with current policies," Morici writes. The Baltimore Sun (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • How recruiters can up their game in 2013
    Recruiters should focus this year on getting to know the candidates they're trying to place and the job openings they're looking to fill, Howard Adamsky writes. They should also work to simplify decisions by boiling each one down to an "either/or" proposition. "Time wasters of any kind must go. Hiring managers who are not responsive must be coached. Candidates who you know will never be hired must be cut lose fast. Jobs that are not approved for hire should have none of your time," he writes. (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Are you unconsciously rejecting qualified candidates?
    Hiring for "fit" forces you to rely on what psychologists call your "adaptive unconscious," which unfortunately is influenced by biases and irrational instincts, Laurie Ruettimann writes. To find out whether your hiring decisions are being unduly influenced by your adaptive subconscious, analyze payroll and other data to see whether you're only hiring certain types of people, she suggests. The Cynical Girl blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • What employer-sponsored health plans should consider
    Health benefits consultant Mercer has released a list of priorities that employers should take note of for employer-sponsored health plans. Included in the list are preparations for the full implementation in 2014 of the Affordable Care Act, re-evaluation of employer-provided benefits and cost contributions, and improving corporate wellness programs and incentives. Employee Benefit News (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • IRS draft clarifies family health coverage rules for employers
    The federal government clarified on Monday that employers are required to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. The Obama administration says dependents are employees' children below the age of 26 and do not include spouses. Despite being required to offer family coverage, employers are not required to make it affordable and will not be penalized if employees cannot afford the coverage. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Study suggests that CEOs with MBAs perform better
    About 40% of S&P 500 CEOs have MBAs, but research suggests that if you look only at the index's 10 worst performers, the MBA rate drops to just 20%. That, Francesca Di Meglio writes, suggests that while raw talent may be enough to carry leaders to the top of their profession, a sound business education can help once they reach the corner office. Bloomberg Businessweek/Getting In blog (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Meet the world's best pickpocket
    Professional stage pickpocket Apollo Robbins has turned filching wallets and watches into an art form. Using tricks variously gleaned from street thieves and neuroscientists, Robbins has put together a magic show for corporate audiences in which he wows people while robbing them blind. "Don't worry, I give everything back -- it's one of the conditions of my parole," he jokes as part of his act. The New Yorker (free content) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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