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October 5, 2012
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Thinking Outside the Box
To stay relevant, companies need to spend as much time generating ideas for the future as they do running their businesses today. Read Boomtown: Think Like a Startup
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Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • What employers want to see from job candidates
    During a job interview, candidates should strive to be likable and to give interviewers a positive reason to remember them, Jeff Haden writes. Candidates should also avoid negativity and ask questions to learn more about the position. "I need to know whether I should hire you, but just as importantly I need you to make sure my job is a good fit for you," he writes. Inc. online/Owners' Manual blog (free registration) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to resist making superficial judgments about candidates
    A simple way to help prevent subjective, superficial criteria from influencing hiring decisions is to base job descriptions on what the applicant will have to accomplish, rather than on what qualities you're seeking, Lou Adler writes. Also, to avoid making snap judgments, wait at least a half hour into an interview before deciding whether the candidate is a possible hire. ERE.net (10/4)
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Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • More employers consider individual insurance market for retirees
    More employers are considering a move into the individual insurance market for retiree health insurance benefits, according to an Aon Hewitt survey. The move would provide retirees with "a broader choice of vendors and of plan design," said Milind Desai of Aon Hewitt. "People will need to save more for their health care needs in retirement," Desai said. "Someone who is 40 now can expect to spend $350,000 to $450,000 on health care in retirement." OnWallStreet.com (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Employers contend with new bias protections for obese people
    Since Congress amended the Americans with Disabilities Act last year to include more protections for morbidly obese people, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has won settlements in at least two major cases related to discrimination against overweight people, Christina Wilkie writes. "There's a big change going on right now," said Jennifer Pomeranz of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. "Until recently, most courts rejected obesity discrimination claims outright." The Huffington Post (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Join Us at the SmartBrief STEM Pathways Panel Series Event
Are associations, organizations, corporations and schools up to the challenge of building an inclusive workforce? We've put together a panel of experts to discuss this and more at SmartBrief's 2nd Annual STEM Pathways Panel Series event, Equity in STEM: Taking the Challenge to Build an Inclusive Workforce. Join us Friday, October 23 from 9 am - 1 pm in Washington, DC. Registration is FREE, but space is very limited. Register now.
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The HR Leader 
  • Stop trying to act like a leader
    The best leaders don't act out the role of a leader; rather, they allow leadership to emanate from their inner character, writes Mike Henry Sr. "By leading from who you are, and bringing life to your team, they bring life in return to you, your team and your customers," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Climate secrets of the Roman Empire
    Ancient Romans didn't drive gas-guzzling chariots, but the expansion of their civilization still had a measurable impact on the global climate, researchers say. Extra methane generated by the Roman Empire -- and the Han dynasty in present-day China -- helped heat the world for centuries, making it harder for modern climatologists to figure out a baseline for measuring more recent climatic shifts. Reuters (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."
--John Burroughs,
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