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January 9, 2013
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • More Americans moved in 2011, possibly in search of jobs
    The movement of Americans to different counties, typically a sign that they are relocating because of work, hit the highest level since the recession in 2011, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. About 4% of the U.S. population moved to a new county in 2011, in increase from 3.5% in 2009 and 2010. The Wall Street Journal (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why workers quit their jobs
    Workers looking for a new job are after stability more than compensation, respect or health benefits, research from CEB indicates. "It used to be that people wanted to work somewhere with a crazy big idea and where they could bring their dog," says Brian Kropp of CEB. "Now it's about going to a place that has its act together and can offer both long-term potential and stability." Forbes (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How HR can start utilizing Big Data
    Big Data is making it possible to analyze company culture and other things that were once considered intangible, writes Darcy Jacobsen, who outlines information from IBM and the federal government on how to build a culture of analytics. To get your company involved in Big Data, you may need to dispel workers' fears about how data will affect their jobs and take the lead in incorporating data into decisions. Globoforce (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Wage inflation might prompt Fed action
    As U.S. wages begin to rise, it could cause prices to tick upward and prompt the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates sooner than expected, experts say. Hourly wages for the second consecutive month rose 0.3% in December, and experts say wage inflation might continue. CNNMoney/Fortune/Term Sheet blog (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • 4 ways to meet the challenges of the Affordable Care Act
    Creating a strong benefits-communication plan, expanding data collection and analytics, and partnering with consultants are key ways that employers can prepare for the Affordable Care Act, Michael Motyka writes. "The challenge will be to predict employee questions and to develop a scalable way to disseminate this information," Motyka writes. The Employee Benefits Blog (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
Workplace Chatter 
  • Could you take 100 days of rejection?
    Jia Jiang is in the midst of 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, a project where he makes an outrageous request every day to help him become more accustomed to rejection and learn to overcome it. Jiang launched the idea after failing to get funding for his startup. “Everybody has failures periodically,” career coach Marty Nemko says. “The people who are generally successful are the ones who bounce right back.” Bloomberg Businessweek (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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