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February 5, 2013
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  • Why the latest jobs data is cause for optimism
    A close look at the latest government jobs report reveals an economy that is much healthier than people think, Daniel Gross writes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 10 of the 12 months last year it underestimated the number of jobs available. "BLS’s final answer for 2013 is that there were 681,000 more people at work in December 2012 than we thought were working just one month ago," he writes. The Daily Beast (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Is your organization built for speed?
    Speed is a valuable commodity in business, so cultivate it in your company's culture, Laura Stack writes. Reward employees who demonstrate efficiency and document every procedure that makes your office run smoothly so that the loss of a team member won't bog things down, Stack writes. "Giving in to the 'slowest common denominator' kills team productivity, so try to keep everyone on the same productivity page, and minimize resistance wherever possible," she writes. The Productivity Pro Blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • How to address pay-raise expectations
    Employees may expect base-pay raises this year as the economy improves, which is why it's important to communicate things such as performance criteria for bonuses or pay boosts, writes Jennifer Daniels, a consultant with Keating Advisors. She recommends that senior management and board members be included in the effort. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • ACA could spur part-timers to receive benefits, data suggest
    About half of part-time employees who were eligible for employer-sponsored health care benefits last year signed up for the coverage, according to data from ADP Research Institute. That number could increase significantly next year when employers are required to provide health coverage to anyone working at least 30 hours per week. "I don't think employers will be surprised by this data. ... But the jury is still out on how they will respond," said Andrew Weber, CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health. Workforce online (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • Aim for the stars -- but keep an eye on the road ahead
    It's fine to have sky-high ambitions, but you should make sure your hopes and dreams don't distract you from the banal but vital process of running a business, says John Baldoni. "Aspiration is a process of reaching for the stars. But before you can reach for the stars, you check the ground upon which you are standing," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

Workplace Chatter 
  • Economic data as the basis for art
    A chart of the U.S. unemployment rate in 1984, as depicted by Andy Warhol, is going up for sale this month, and could fetch tens of thousands of dollars. The Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2008 and the world's economic output in 2007 also have served as the basis for artworks. National Journal (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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