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January 23, 2013
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  • Skilled workers seek greener grass as economy improves
    As the recovering economy gives the U.S. labor force greater confidence, highly skilled workers are leaving the safety of their jobs to search for better opportunities. In a 2012 survey, 40% of employers said they were having trouble keeping workers with critical skills, up from 36% in 2011 and 16% in 2009. The Washington Post (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Twitter's new search tool may be a gold mine for recruiters
    Twitter's Advanced Search is a powerful tool for recruiters because it enables users to tap into trends and find data specific to topics or locations, Jessica Miller-Merrell writes. "From job boards to job search SEO Twitter is continuously pushing the boundaries on ways that recruiters are able to source and recruit on Twitter," she writes. Blogging4Jobs (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • The worst mistake you can make when screening résumés
    The biggest mistake that HR pros make when screening résumés is that they try to find reasons not to interview candidates instead of trying to find reasons to learn more about them, author Carolyn Thompson says. "It doesn't take that much effort to get someone on a Webcam, or to get someone on the phone to ask them a couple of quick questions to determine if you want to bring them in," Thompson says. TED Magazine (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • How Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes has affected employment law
    The Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes reverberated throughout 2012, when lower courts cited the ruling 541 times, according to a report by Seyfarth Shaw. "Marked by the halo effect of [Dukes], this past year created a number of lasting changes in employment law that will continue to alter the legal landscape and litigation strategies for employers in 2013," Seyfarth's Gerald Maatman Jr. said in a statement. Bloomberg BNA (free content)/Bulletin to Management (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 5 ways to avoid hiring bias claims
    To avoid discrimination claims, review data from your application process to ensure there's no "disparate impact on a particular race, gender or other protected class," and make sure your referrals are diverse, Heather Bussing writes. "We tend to refer people who are like us. So if you often hire through referrals, check to see if it's creating a Wonderbread workforce," Bussing writes. (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Workplace Chatter 
  • Chinese workers rise up over restroom limits
    A two-minute limit for restroom breaks led angry workers at a Shanghai plant to take managers hostage until the policy was revisited. The workers earn about $320 a month; the policy called for fines of about $16 for those who spent more than two minutes in the restroom. International Business Times (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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