February 21, 2013
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  • More Americans are returning to the job market, experts say
    People who had given up on finding jobs during the recession are starting to look again, encouraged by signs that the economy is improving, experts say. About 1.8 million people could enter the job market as the economy improves, said Mary Daly of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. A measure of the proportion of working-age Americans who are employed or seeking work has been steady for the past three months. Bloomberg (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recruiting & Retention 
  • Can doodling lead to better hires?
    Social media agency Carrot Creative asks job applicants to write haikus, doodle and play with refrigerator magnets, exercises that it says help uncover personality traits. Another tactic for encouraging applicants to reveal their personality is to share something personal during the interview, says Jonathan Basker of Betaworks. Entrepreneur online (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • 1980s law to hit Social Security for some government workers
    Some Americans will not get the Social Security benefits they may have been expecting because of a rule adopted in 1983. Workers who were eligible for a government pension and were hired before 1984 are subject to a provision that prevents them from getting both the pension and full Social Security benefits. The so-called Windfall Elimination Provision lowers the benefits amount for those who were not subject to payroll tax. Fox Business (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to make your office more ergonomic
    Investing in ergonomic furniture, encouraging employees to move and stretch periodically, and evaluating how workers perform tasks can lead to fewer workers' compensation claims for injuries, Jessica Miller-Merrell writes. "Creating a healthy and stable work environment doesn't have to cost you millions," she writes. PayScale.com/Compensation Today blog (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Workers seek pay for time spent changing clothes
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in which workers at U.S. Steel say they should be compensated for the time it takes them to change into and out of safety gear. The union workers filed a complaint under the Fair Labor Standards Act even though their collective-bargaining agreement doesn't require such compensation. Reuters (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • Assess conflict before attacking it
    Savvy leaders know it's critical to assess a conflict before attempting to resolve it, Dan McCarthy writes. Conflicts of emotions, needs and values each have to be handled differently, so first determine the type of conflict and then select the proper response, McCarthy writes. Great Leadership (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Millions of birds descend on Ky. town
    Millions of blackbirds and starlings have descended on Hopkinsville, Ky., assembling in such numbers that they darken the skies and whitewash trees and parked cars with their waste. Locals are fighting back with air cannons and bottle rockets, but say it's hard to effectively repel the assembled mega-flock. Some have speculated that the birds are not flying farther south, as they normally would, because of changes to the climate. Reuters (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Human Resources Coordinator Phoenix Park HotelWashington, DC
Chief Human Resources OfficerAmerican Bar Association Greater Chicago Area, IL
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