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December 27, 2012
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Many hiring managers plan to add staff next year, survey indicates
    About a quarter of hiring managers plan to hire full-time staff next year, while 40% say they plan to add temporary workers through staffing agencies, according to a CareerBuilder survey. "More than 60% of employers reported that they are in a better financial position than last year, and more than 40% said their sales increased over the last six months," CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said. The Kansas City Star (Mo.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to fix the hiring problems that candidates hate the most
    Job seekers hate misleading job descriptions, slow interview processes and the feeling that they don't have access to crucial information, Imo Udom writes. To fix these problems, recruiters should frequently revisit job descriptions, set clear expectations for how long the interview process will take and give candidates frequent updates about how far along they are in the hiring process. ERE.net (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
5 positive ways to respond to negative comments.
Social media is a great way to connect with your customers, but what do you do when the conversation takes a negative turn? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • 6 voluntary benefits most coveted by employees
    Offering voluntary benefits is an inexpensive way for companies to boost morale, Michael Motyka writes. "The most popular benefits are those which foster health and wellness, and provide for families or individuals in times of need," he writes, noting that disability insurance and life insurance are among the voluntary benefits that employees will be most grateful for. The Employee Benefits Blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • HR pros expect compensation budgets to remain steady, survey indicates
    About 75% of compensation and HR professionals say they expect their budget for pay raises to stay about the same next year, according to a survey by compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer and Partners. "While the employment rate has improved over the last 12 months, there are still some ups and downs in the economy. Employers are still anxious about expanding their payroll," said Jim Hudner of Pearl Meyer. Boston Herald (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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The HR Leader 
  • Why bosses should join the culture club
    Many bosses neglect culture in favor of agonizing over products and services, writes S. Chris Edmonds. That's a mistake: Culture, after all, is the driver of all company activity. "Because of this fact, corporate culture may be your company's most important asset," Edmonds argues. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Blinking helps us focus, research indicates
    Scientists say they've figured out why people blink, with help from the television show "Mr. Bean." Subjects' brains and eyes were monitored while they watched the comedy series, allowing researchers to determine that blinking helps people to shut out unwanted stimuli and to help them focus more effectively, not just to restore moisture to their eyes. SmithsonianMag.com/Surprising Science blog (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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SmartQuote 
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
--William Butler Yeats,
Irish poet and playwright

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