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April 6, 2012
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From Baby Boomer to Millennial
Michael Parrish Dudell, bestselling author and one of nation's leading Millennial voices, explains why now, more than ever, is the time for businesses to anticipate the rapidly evolving expectations of the new workforce or face the very real threat of irrelevance. Read the brief to get the facts on the huge impact Millennials will and are making in the workplace.
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Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • Why you should consider rehiring former employees
    Former employees are more likely to be quality hires than are candidates from any other source, writes Randall Birkwood, whose firm Intermec Technologies performed an analysis to determine the best hiring sources. Quality hires were defined as employees who stay with the company at least a year, and receive a score of "meets expectations" or better on their first performance review. ERE.net (4/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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".
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • U.S. wage growth increases 1.4%
    Americans are bringing home more in their paychecks, as wage growth increased 1.4% in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, according to a PayScale report. That's the highest since the last quarter of 2008. "Things are looking good," said Katie Bardaro, PayScale's lead economist. "For the first time in a while, people can start to feel confident about where the economy is heading." CNBC (4/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Amazon warehouse employees cite difficult working conditions
    Complaints have surfaced from Amazon workers who say they're forced to work at a relentless pace while enduring poor working conditions. In a lawsuit settled last year, a warehouse employee said he was pressured to lie about a hip injury by saying it wasn't job-related. In response to criticism, Amazon points to its safety rating. AOL Jobs (4/5), The Seattle Times (4/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • How to lead a pack of alpha dogs
    Every boss dreams of leading a team of truly world-beating talents, but it's often harder to work with superstars than to manage a merely average group of employees, writes Martha Finney. Talented workers are usually opinionated and strong-willed, Finney explains, and bosses must up their game to retain their authority. "Whether you see that challenge as a drag or an adventure will determine your own success moving forward," she writes. HRCareerSuccess.com (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • Scientists are in a flap over feathered T. rex
    Researchers have discovered the remains of a giant dinosaur that was part Tyrannosaurus rex and part Big Bird. The 3,100-pound beast, apparently a forefather of the T. rex, had stubbly plumage like that of a modern emu, making it likely that T. rex also was covered in feathers rather than scales. "You'll now be able to date any Hollywood film that does not give these brutes their feathery due," says Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago. DiscoverMagazine.com/Not Exactly Rocket Science blog (4/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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