February 19, 2013
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  • Job Corps suspends enrollment amid cost overruns
    Days after President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of employment training during his State of the Union address, the Labor Department said it is temporarily shutting down enrollment in Job Corps, the biggest job-training program for low-income youth in the U.S. The department cited cost overruns. The Washington Post (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • How to strengthen your talent community
    Your talent community should be a place where candidates can ask questions about your company and receive prompt, informative answers, Lauren Smith writes. "By making communication a two-way street, you're turning your talent community into an active place, where candidates feel like they're being heard," Smith writes. ERE.net (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to energize employees through responsibility
    To keep employees energized through a winter slump, try letting them set their own hours, collaborating online quickly instead of dragging workers through long meetings and giving them the authority to get things done without constant supervision, writes Andrew Wilkinson, founder of MetaLab Design. "At MetaLab we don't care when or how long your lunch is, or whether you have to run to a doctor's appointment -- just go do it. We aren't your parents and we aren't going to time your bathroom breaks," he writes. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Opposing views on tying wellness incentives to premiums
    Wellness incentives that are linked to employee health insurance premiums are a good idea and can get employees to do simple, short-term tasks such as having a health risk assessment, writes Dr. Michael O'Donnell, director of the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan. But Lydia Mitts, a health policy analyst at Families USA, counters that evidence does not show that charging some workers higher premiums leads to behavioral changes and that such policies can penalize people who are least able to afford insurance. The Wall Street Journal (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Employers add electric-vehicle charging stations
    Companies including Verizon, Google and 3M are building vehicle-charging stations for employees who drive electric cars. The Energy Department is encouraging their efforts through the Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to increase the number of companies that offer the benefit to 500. The Baltimore Sun (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • State, federal laws conflict on criminal background checks
    State laws prohibit employers in some sectors from hiring convicted felons, but firms that comply with these laws can be targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for using criminal background checks, James Bovard writes. The EEOC opened a case in 2010 against a staffing firm that complied with a state law in declining to hire a twice-convicted thief as a security guard. The Wall Street Journal (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • A little word with big power
    Saying "no" to colleagues is a professional skill that requires practice and the right mindset, Peter Bregman writes. You'll feel less guilty if you remind yourself that you're not rejecting the person, just his or her request. Be polite and appreciative, but push back against people who are persistent, Bregman writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Swedish hotel has no rooms, only park benches
    A Swedish charity has created a hotel that charges about $16 a night for the experience of sleeping in spots that might otherwise be frequented by genuinely homeless people. The project, intended to raise awareness of homelessness, promises guests such resting spots as park benches, an abandoned factory or under a bridge. Architizer.com (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Director of Compensation and Benefits West MarineWatsonville, CA
Nationwide Contract Owner Operator Recruiter -Full or Part Time Paramount Freight Systems LLCDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Director, Human ResourcesFiservNorcross, GA
Sr. HR Generalist - RSSP Human Resources UC BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
Corporate Recruiter (14-050)BioClinicaNewtown, PA
Human Resources Coordinator Phoenix Park HotelWashington, DC
Chief Human Resources OfficerAmerican Bar Association Greater Chicago Area, IL
Corporate Recruiter- MerchandisingBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
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