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February 1, 2013
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Do-it-yourself vs. Doing it right
A highly-engaged workforce drives results and employee engagement programs are key to success. But most companies still lack on-the-ground programs for employee engagement and alignment. Learn how to leverage time and resources with a social recognition program in the whitepaper "Do-it-yourself vs. Doing it right".
Recruiting & Retention 
  • How to tap talents you didn't know your workers had
    Managers who spend time getting to know their workers, who are more open to the initiatives that their workers suggest and who push people to take more responsibility for their projects may find those workers have skills they never knew existed, Laura Vanderkam writes. CBS MoneyWatch (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to ensure that retraining efforts stick
    Even experienced employees sometimes need to be retrained following a change in policies or procedures, Eric Friedman writes. You can help them succeed by itemizing each new task that the employee needs to learn and make sure you follow up after three to six months. Also, it's important that employees understand why they're being retrained, Friedman writes. Blogging4Jobs (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Wage growth remains sluggish, data indicate
    The government's Employment Cost Index, which looks at employees' wages and benefits, increased 1.9% last year and hasn't surpassed 2.5% since 2008. One reason wage growth has been weak is that health care spending has been increasing at a slower pace since the recession, Peter Coy writes. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Bill seeks to protect salary discussions
    A bill in Congress would prohibit companies from punishing workers for discussing their salaries. The bill is intended to empower women to ask about their male colleagues' salaries, says Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who introduced the bill along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. The Huffington Post (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Effort to dismiss gender-pay case is rejected
    A federal judge declined to dismiss a case filed by a former Pratt & Whitney employee who says she was underpaid for years because of her gender. The employee says that when she asked for a raise, her boss told her that "girls who [have] husbands with jobs" did not need to make as much money. Court papers show that Pratt gave the employee a 21% raise in 2008. The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The HR Leader 
  • Tips for reining in stress
    Research indicates that job burnout increases the chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke, so take steps to turn down the stress, Ben Fanning writes. "Question whether you really have to watch the news on TV every night or whether spending some quiet time with music or reading might be preferable," he writes. "Just turning ... the intensity down a notch can make a big difference." SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • The ancient art of camel wrestling
    Turkish people have long flocked to watch camel wrestling matches, in which two humped ungulates grapple and attempt to knock the other off its feet. The result is rather like sumo wrestling with extra spit, although many matches peter out into draws, writes Nathan Rott. "[T]ruth be told, the actual wrestling is kind of boring," he writes. National Public Radio (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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