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October 3, 2012
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  • Job seeker files discrimination complaint over personality test
    A hearing- and speech-impaired job applicant has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a personality test administered by a Kroger supermarket that gave her low marks on listening and communication skills. The claim underscores questions about whether personality tests are biased or even effective, experts say. "Don't solely rely on those tests to hire somebody," says Francine W. Breckenridge, an employment lawyer. "[Y]ou need to make sure the test's results are not disproportionately impacting a protected class." ABC News (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

Recruiting & Retention 
 
  • Treat job candidates like customers
    Job interviews shouldn't just be about asking a candidate to talk about his or her skills, writes Anthony Tjan, CEO of Cue Ball. "As soon as you have the sense that you have a qualified candidate, start balancing your interview mode with sell mode. Explain why you and your firm make sense for the candidate, why you are a natural choice. Then ask the most important question -- would they choose you?" he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • The war for talent isn't real
    Fruitless searches for the perfect candidate are the source of much recruiter angst, and the reason why many companies mistakenly think there is a war for talent, Lance Haun writes. "Push back on the purple squirrel searches. Push back on the A+ talent requests. Push back on the fear that organizations have when they can only check 8 of the 10 boxes on their ultimate candidate search form," he writes. Lance Haun blog (9/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

Benefits & Compensation 
 
  • Commentary: It's time for paid family leave in the U.S.
    The U.S. should follow the lead of other countries like Sweden and provide paid family leave, Duncan Black writes. "Such a program would not be free, of course, but it would be affordable. Sweden's leave program is estimated to cost just 0.8% of its GDP, a small price to pay for a widespread benefit for families," he writes. USA TODAY (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How is your company handling pension obligations?
    The past several years have seen legal and corporate changes to how pension plans are treated, says Jonathan Nus of S&P Ratings Services in this Big Think video. Notably, pension deficits are being analyzed much like debt. "[T]hose companies that are managing both the liability and asset side of the equation are minimizing much of the volatility and noise that ultimately affects their balance sheet and their capital structure," Nus says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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.

Regulatory & Legal Update 
The HR Leader 
  • Are you ready for the world of human resources?
    Ben Eubanks writes about how to find an entry-level human resources job, lists career resources and provides tips from other professionals. For example, Heather Kinzie advises: "If you’re in this profession to make friends, resign now. Being a good HR professional is not about being popular, getting people to like you, etc. It’s about ensuring the right thing, the ethical thing, the ‘just’ thing is done. Period." UpstartHR.com (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director of Human ResourcesNational Gay and Lesbian Task ForceWashington, DC
Corporate RecruiterBurlington Coat FactoryBurlington, NJ
Nurse Recruiter (Part-Time)NYU Langone Medical CenterUS - NY
VP Human ResourcesRocket FuelRedwood Shores, CA
Director, Human ResourcesCMC Biologics A/SSeattle, WA
Human Resources Generalist/RecruiterDKW Communications, Inc.Washington, DC
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There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth."
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