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December 18, 2012
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  • Fed predicts more jobs but no drop in unemployment rate
    A paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco warns that the U.S. unemployment rate might stop falling even though the economy is improving and more people are finding jobs. Jobless statistics are likely to remain flat as the improving economy lures people who stopped looking for work back to the job hunt, at which point they are again counted as unemployed, the paper says. The Washington Post/Wonkblog (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • Recruiters flock to social networks
    Corporate headhunters are increasingly using social networks such as LinkedIn to find passive job candidates, and more products are being developed to help them, experts say. For example, TalentBin's corporate clients pay $6,000 a year to have a recruiter scan sites such as Meetup and Pinterest to find technology talent, while CareerBuilder's Work@ applications lets workers share job openings with friends via Facebook. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Survey: Rise in health care costs to slow down in first half of 2013
    The estimated cost increases for health insurance plans will likely drop to less than 10% through the first two quarters of next year, a Buck Consultants survey found. Insurers reported an expected increase in drug costs of 10.1%, and pharmacy benefit managers reported an expected increase of 4.1% based on continued movement to generic treatments. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • NLRB is biased toward unions, House report says
    The National Labor Relations Board lacks impartiality when arbitrating disputes between companies and large unions, according to a report released by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. The report alleges instances in which the NLRB's general counsel improperly communicated with the agency's board in a case involving Boeing. (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • The 3 tiers of being a leader
    YouTube/John Baldoni
    Leaders must be able to develop themselves, their employees and their organizations, John Baldoni says in this video. "Before you can lead others, you must learn to lead yourself. The bedrock principles of self-leadership begin with the desire to make a positive difference," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

Workplace Chatter 
  • When statues attack
    The latest viral craze is to post photos of yourself posing next to a statue as though you're being attacked. This article includes photos of a man being "punched" by Cupid, a woman grappling with a bear and a youngster being "slapped" by a smiling Ronald McDonald. The Daily Mail (London) (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men."
--Nicolas Chamfort,
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