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October 10, 2012
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  • Generation X job seekers are the most demanding, survey finds
    Workers ages 33 to 50, known as Generation X, are the most demanding generation of job candidates, a SuccessFactors survey suggests. Generation X workers were more likely to ask for better job titles, bigger paychecks, flexible working conditions and a hiring bonus, respondents said. Millennials were seen as much less demanding. The Huffington Post (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • Keep a mental checklist of hiring preparations
    Before posting a job, consider how quickly the position needs to filled, the skills that you absolutely need the hire to possess and whether you want to use behavior assessments or tools such as video interviews, Ryder Cullison writes. Also, make a resolution early on to consider candidates outside your comfort zone. ERE.net (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why it's time to dump disengaged workers
    It's time to stop worrying about engaging every worker and let some of them leave if they're dissatisfied, Paul Hebert writes. "I think it’s time we started asking for a little bit in return for all the effort we’ve put into making employees 'happy.' It’s time your employees pony up with their time and their effort," he writes. Fistful of Talent (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
HBCUCONNECT.COM YOUR RESOURCE FOR DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT
Contact HBCUCONNECT.COM to find out why employers have been advertising their careers with the Network. The flagship site is hbcuconnect.com, an online community of alumni and students from Black Colleges. Specializing in Diversity Recruitment, we offer job postings, resume access, branding ads & email blasts. To learn more go to hbcuconnect.com or call 614-864-4446.
Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • What is the future of private exchanges?
    Although distinct from government marketplaces, private health insurance exchanges are gaining attention and business amid implementation of the Affordable Care Act. "Exchange" is a flexible term, but private exchanges generally are likely to offer decision-support tools and easy comparison between options. Industry insiders say private exchanges could become the principal method of delivering health care coverage. CFO.com (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why states shouldn't be in charge of private-sector pensions
    California's decision to begin managing a pension fund for private-sector workers could lead to trouble, this editorial argues. States have a bad track record when it comes to managing pension money; it would be better to "work within the existing system of 401(k)s and IRAs, encouraging more companies to set up the former while increasing the incentives, or even mandates, for workers to contribute to one or both," the editorial argues. USA TODAY (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

Regulatory & Legal Update 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

The HR Leader 
  • The case for using jealousy as a workplace motivator
    Envy can be a powerful motivator, some experts say. Clumsy attempts to incite workers can demoralize them, but judiciously applied envy can go a long way. "When you are happy with your performance, then it is hard to be motivated to work harder and to do more. ... You need some discomfort to push yourself to a higher level of achievement," says psychology professor Art Markman. CNNMoney/Fortune (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Gastric-bypass patients seek discounted restaurant meals
    Some patients who have had gastric-bypass operations are being given wallet-sized cards on which their surgeons certify that they received the stomach-shrinking surgical procedure. The idea is that presenting the card ought to win the patient the right to order off the children's menu in restaurants or receive discounts at all-you-can-eat venues. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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