February 14, 2013
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Manage your talent like a sports team, says former Tyco CEO
    Successful sports teams usually have a balanced roster of committed and talented players, says former Tyco International CEO Edward Breen. That's the same approach leaders should take in running their companies, Breen explains. "There's no one individual going to make a company. So I always want to put people around me who I think are better than me, who will challenge me," he says. Knowledge@Wharton (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Why traditional job descriptions don't work
    Job descriptions with minimum skill requirements drive away the type of candidates they should be looking to attract: ambitious, young professionals who can learn quickly, Lou Adler writes. Asking for a minimum level of experience implies that you are looking for candidates to make a lateral career move in order to join your company, which is something that most talented people are not interested in doing. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Companies reward employees who get second medical opinions
    Companies are encouraging workers to consult "second-opinion companies" when considering medical procedures, in some cases offering them lower deductibles or higher reimbursement rates. Many companies say second-opinion services are effective in catching misdiagnoses, but some experts say the services are biased toward recommending cheaper and more conservative care. MarketWatch (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Employers consider reverse auctions to reduce health costs
    Employers increasingly are participating in reverse auctions to save money on health benefits such as life insurance and vision and dental coverage, Amy Gallagher writes. Employers initiate the auctions by setting specifications, after which insurers place electronic bids. Employers participating in reverse auctions shouldn't make price their only consideration when choosing a benefits provider, Gallagher writes. (Worcester, Mass.) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Suit says medical-marijuana user wrongly missed out on job
    Adecco Group North America is being sued by a former employee who says she was not rehired because she informed her employer that she uses medical marijuana for pain relief. Medical-marijuana users should receive the same legal protections as people who use drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the woman argues. Portland Press Herald (Maine) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Are you falling behind, or do you just think you are?
    While it's useful to compare yourself to colleagues, keep in mind that such comparisons are more complicated than they seem, Rhymer Rigby writes. For instance, someone working at a different firm may be making more money than you, but their schedules might not be as flexible. "Similarly, some metrics can be deceptive: a colleague may earn more than you for no reason other than that they drive a harder bargain," Rigby writes. Fast Company online (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 

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Director of Compensation and Benefits West MarineWatsonville, CA
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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
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