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December 6, 2012
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • Workforce planning targets important organizational roles
    Workforce planning for talent and skills is becoming more critical to talent-management strategy, writes Carol Morrison of the Institute for Corporate Productivity. Companies such as Luminant use the strategy to develop bench strength, and they design recruitment and retention strategies that support critical roles, Morrison writes. (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Tips for finding cutting-edge talent
    Search-engine-optimization experts and mobile-application developers are among the jobs that are in demand now that didn't exist a few years ago, and that means employers must revamp recruitment efforts to find the right talent, Donna Fuscaldo writes. "Sometimes you have to be flexible. The ideal candidate doesn't exist. There aren't a lot of them out there in some jobs," says John Reed of Robert Half Technology. (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 9 ways small employers can keep their stars
    Promoting from within, providing stimulating work and linking performance to bottom-line success are ways that small companies can hang onto their best employees, Samuel Bacharach writes. "Employees won't stay because of the size of the paycheck. They'll stay because they feel they are recognized, engaged, challenged, and part of a team," he writes. Inc. online (free registration) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Benefits & Compensation 
  • Does tiered pay for autoworkers affect morale?
    A two-tiered salary system for automotive workers that gives entry-level workers less money, no pensions and less generous health plans may have been necessary to save the industry, but what may be affected is morale, says Frank Hammer, who heads an autoworker advocacy group. Workforce online (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Incentives continue to drive wellness program participation
    Wellness programs and incentives continue to be popular with businesses, but the success of wellness programs still depends on employee participation. Incentive Research Foundation's 2011 study showed that only 1 in 5 employees participate in wellness programs without incentives. Jennifer Goforth Gregory of Intuit recommends creating a program that meets the needs and targets the health issues of employees, and using incentives that people want. (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Is your career growing stale?
    Start making next year's career-development plans now, Hannah Morgan advises. Among her suggestions are taking on projects that will build your portfolio, networking with colleagues you don't well and building your knowledge through free courses offered online. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Musical tributes in memory of Dave Brubeck
    Legendary jazz innovator Dave Brubeck died Wednesday at 91. Here, five musicians across a range of styles -- including Stevie Wonder and dub pioneer King Tubby -- offer their versions of Brubeck's iconic 1959 hit "Take Five." Fast Company online (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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