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September 18, 2012
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  • New technologies open up possibilities for HR
    Technologies are being developed for HR, including applicant-tracking systems that analyze social media activity, Bill Kutik writes. Technology also allows for referral systems that mine employees' online social connections to look for appropriate candidates, he writes. Human Resource Executive (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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Recruiting & Retention 
  • The clues that candidates' personal blogs can reveal
    When reviewing a job candidate's blog, look for correct spelling and grammar, industry interest and evidence that the person would be a good fit culturally, Heather Huhman writes. "A candidate's personal blog can give you a window into their personality," she writes. Blogging4Jobs (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Mobile technology is key for reaching young, minority candidates
    Companies that don't develop career websites and application processes that are optimized for mobile devices will have a hard time recruiting, as research shows more minorities and young professionals use only such devices for job searching, Chip Luman writes. He provides several suggestions to enhance mobile recruiting, such as using online interviews to screen applicants. SourceCon (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Strategies for Success from TrainingMag.com 
  • How much power do you have in workplace relationships?
      
    The amount of influence you have over others "hinges on the personal power that you establish within each of your relationships," Patrick Curran and Katie Kelley writes. They provide guidelines for understanding and strengthening your "power bank." TrainingMag.com (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

Benefits & Compensation 
  • Conn. group calls for overhaul of pension system
    A group founded by former Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley is seeking to cut pension costs by pushing for 401(k) accounts for new state employees, diminished cost-of-living adjustments and higher pension contributions by employees. The Connecticut Policy Institute is squaring off against unions and Gov. Dannel Malloy, who "believes the current pension system is sustainable given the reforms that he worked to push through," senior adviser Roy Occhiogrosso says. The Wall Street Journal (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • "Waterbears" from outer space?
    Tardigrades -- also known as "waterbears" and "moss piglets" -- are tiny eight-legged creatures with a startling ability to survive in extreme environments by entering a hibernation-like trance. Scientists have found the critters living beneath glaciers and in boiling springs, and some of them survived being exposed to the vacuum of outer space for 10 days. While the arthropods are capable of surviving in space, most scientists say they likely evolved in hostile environments on Earth. SmithsonianMag.com/Surprising Science blog (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Human Resources Generalist/RecruiterDKW Communications, Inc.Washington, DC
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