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March 15, 2019
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All Tesla hires reportedly need Musk approval
All Tesla hires reportedly need Musk approval
Musk (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk must approve all hires, according to an email sent to recruiters. The leaked email also suggests more rigorous requirements for hiring have been adopted.
Business Insider (3/12) 
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2019 Comp Best Practices Report
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Workforce Reader Poll
Should the USWNT's success affect their claim for pay equity?
No. Women and men should be paid on the same scale, for equal work performed  59.33%
Yes. Success matters.  38.00%
No opinion  2.67%
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Recruiting & Retention
Survey reveals employers want soft skills
A survey finds 80% of hiring managers say soft skills, such as the ability to collaborate with a team, think critically and attend to details, are vital to getting hired, writes Nadine El-Bawab. A candidate can exhibit some of these skills during an interview by how they treat support staff, speak of past colleagues and show up on time.
CNBC (3/14) 
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Leadership & Development
Mobile Device Usage is a Threat to Data Security
74% of global IT leaders reported a data breach due to a mobile security issue. Discover how cybersecurity is shifting to meet the needs of a mobile world, and why it's critical to not fall behind. Learn how to protect your organization from mobile threats in The Convergence of InfoSec & Mobile.
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Benefits & Compensation
Lawmakers push TSA to distribute workers' back pay
A group of US senators wrote to Transportation Security Administration chief David Pekoske to urge the agency to issue back pay to workers who had not yet been fully compensated for working during the partial federal government shutdown. "Your first responsibility must be to identify all TSA employees who are owed back pay and to ensure they are all made whole by the next scheduled pay day -- the third since the end of the shutdown -- on March 8, 2019," the senators wrote in their March 7 letter.
Big Island Now (Hawaii) (3/14) 
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The HR Leader
Effective strategies lead to effective teams
"Teamwork does not happen by accident," says Simon Mac Rory, founder of the ODD Company, but he's yet to see an organization that has a coherent strategy for creating effective teams. "We are not all team experts, we do not operate intuitively as a team, and if organizations want high performing teams, they need to put in the effort and stop dreaming," he says.
Skip Prichard Leadership Insights (3/13) 
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Workplace Chatter
Google employee sets record for pi
The value of pi is 3.14 plus 22 trillion digits, or it was until Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao found an additional 9 trillion digits. "Modern maths, physics, engineering and technology could not function without pi," says Matt Parker, a mathematician.
BBC (3/14) 
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We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?
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