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July 11, 2012
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  • Facebook reportedly plans a job-search feature
    Facebook reportedly will launch a job-search feature powered by aggregated third-party job listings. That might eat into LinkedIn's job-listings business, although some experts question whether Facebook can mount a serious challenge to LinkedIn. "We believe many users will want to keep their social and professional profiles somewhat separate online," JPMorgan Chase analyst Doug Anmuth said. (7/9), Jones Newswires (7/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • Keep employees upbeat during performance reviews
    Counterfactual thinking, which refers to people's tendency to compare their current situations to what might have been, can affect how employees respond to performance reviews, Jeff Haden writes. You can minimize potentially negative consequences of this phenomenon by offering regular feedback before a review and by being transparent about how employees will be judged. During a review, allow employees to voice their frustration and ask questions to learn more, he writes. Inc. online (7/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to scale your hiring process for rapid growth
    Applicant-recruitment and -tracking solutions are being used by fast-growing startups such as Pinterest, Tumblr and HootSuite with great success, John Greathouse writes. For example, The Resumator, a cloud-based tool, allows companies to add customized job boards to their sites and screen qualified applicants with surveys and competency quizzes, he writes. Forbes (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Report: U.S. wages are expected to increase 3% in 2013
    Wages in the U.S. are expected to rise about 3% in 2013, which is slightly more than the 2.8% wage increase experienced last year, according to a WorldatWork survey. Wages in India, China and Brazil are expected to increase 10.7%, 8.8% and 7.2%, respectively, the survey predicts. (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • 6 rules for crafting a legitimate social media policy
    The National Labor Relations Board recently published guidelines to help employers avoid falling afoul of the National Labor Relations Act when setting social media policies. It's generally kosher to ask your workers to be honest, accurate and respectful in their online activities, explains Mikal E. Belicove, but companies are on much shakier ground when they seek to specifically limit employees' ability to discuss work-related subjects. Entrepreneur online/The Daily Dose blog (7/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Workers aren't robots, so don't treat them that way
    Getting the best out of workers means structuring your business in a way that keeps them informed and engaged, says consultant John Guaspari. That means treating communication as a crucial business process rather than simply a means for conveying information. "Because our people are free moral agents, they will not robotically assent and bring their energy to bear on the situation. Before they do so, the task at hand must be energizing," Guaspari explains. Leadership Now/Leading Blog (7/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Health experts take a stand against sitting
    A growing body of evidence is finding a link between sitting around and early mortality. Statistics show that people who sit for hours at the office or in front of the TV are at higher risk for certain diseases. Reducing chair time to three hours per day could add up to two years to a person's life, according to one estimate. BBC (7/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Editor's Note 
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious."
--B.C. Forbes,
Scottish financial journalist

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