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September 13, 2012
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  • Gender lines blur as "pink collar" jobs boom
    Positions traditionally filled by women such as nurses, doctor's aides, dental assistants and teachers are adding jobs quickly, leading more men to shift to these so-called "pink-collar" professions, experts say. "Gender lines are becoming very, very blurry, especially in the medical field," says Kay Stout, an executive adviser with Oklahoma Professional Search. "You are hired by what you bring to the table." U.S. News & World Report (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Candidate training leads to better hires at Prudential
    Prudential uses a recruiting program that allows candidates to stay at their current positions for six months while being trained for certifications that would qualify them to work at Prudential. "As candidates go through the training, you can see very clearly who's committed and motivated, who really 'gets' the sales aspect of the business, who's enthusiastic and who isn't. It tells you volumes more than any job interview can," says Caroline Feeney of Prudential. CNNMoney/Fortune (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Calif. law shifts more pension costs onto public employees
    Legislation that overhauls California's pension system has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, which will take effect in January, will increase the retirement age in many cities, reduce employees' retirement benefits and require that all employees eventually pay half of their pension costs. The California Public Employees' Retirement System says it expects to save between $42 billion and $55 billion over the next 30 years because of the law. The Wall Street Journal (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Small businesses are stymied by 401(k) fee disclosures, survey finds
    A survey from ShareBuilder 401k found that 63% of small-business owners said they aren't prepared to respond to employees' questions about 401(k) fee disclosures. Forty-five percent said they think 4% is a reasonable fee for 401(k) plans, although no guidelines on acceptable fees are included in the disclosures, employers said. "There should be some kind of industry average or benchmark. That would really be helpful," said Steve Hazelton, CEO of Newton Software, which has 12 employees. Reuters (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Bosses are getting younger
    It used to be that most frontline workers were fresh-faced and most bosses were grizzled oldsters, but that's no longer always the case, writes Charlotte Jordan. Young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs are founding huge companies, and increased life expectancy and changing career paths mean that junior workers are often relatively old. That shift has big implications for companies' leadership-development programs, Jordan writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Student uses funds from mail-in rebates to pay tuition
    Jonathan Hood was able to parlay his lifelong obsession -- making money from mail-in rebates -- into quite a prize: paying most of a semester's worth of tuition for his Ph.D. at Auburn University with prepaid debit cards and checks from rebates. He said he makes an additional profit in selling most of the products he buys to get access to the rebates. Business Insider (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Corporate RecruiterBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Nurse Recruiter (Part-Time)NYU Langone Medical CenterUS - NY
VP Human ResourcesRocket FuelRedwood Shores, CA
Director, Human ResourcesCMC Biologics A/SSeattle, WA
Human Resources Generalist/RecruiterDKW Communications, Inc.Washington, DC
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