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June 25, 2010
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Recruiting & Retention 
  • How interns can boost your recruitment efforts
    Interns can be a "secret weapon" for a talent-acquisitions team and make them more productive, Chris Frede writes. They can do everything from researching candidates to joining online groups and monitoring activities there, he writes. (6/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to keep your LeBron James
    Keeping superstars -- such as basketball player LeBron James -- requires more than just offering money, this article says. "A world-class athlete is fundamentally no different than a world-class scientist. They are interested in finding a way to express everything that they have without limit so that they can gain recognition," says Michael Crow, the president of Arizona State University. MSNBC/Bloomberg Businessweek (6/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Benefits & Compensation 
  • Stop avoiding online-benefits communications
    Employers should make their benefits information easily accessible online for workers and their families, Jennifer Benz writes. Confidentiality and costs are outdated excuses not to provide a benefits website, she writes. "People are connected to each other all the time and everywhere. Your benefits should be, too," she writes. (6/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Increasing Productivity 
  • Are your employee satisfaction surveys a joke?
    Any employee satisfaction survey should have a clear goal and a commitment to action, Mark Nadler writes. "Many companies perform these surveys by throwing questions together haphazardly and hoping something great will happen," he writes. "Often, this approach not only fails to work but can alienate employees." Employee Benefit News (6/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Managing Your Own Career 
Coordinator, Central Office Recruitment and StaffingDC Public SchoolsWashington, DC
HR GeneralistLynden Air Cargo, LLCAnchorage, AK
Director - Human ResourcesSwift Communications, IncDenver, Vail (CO) or Reno/Carson City, NV
HR Admin SpecialistHigh 5 SportswearSeattle, WA
Career Guidance ManagerOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLPSilicon Valley or San Francisco, CA

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Managing Business Travel 
  • Are federal policies needed for overweight passengers?
    Airlines need Federal Aviation Administration regulations regarding obese fliers and should consider giving them extra-wide seats so they don't infringe on seatmates' space, this columnist suggests. "If no obese passengers are flying on a particular flight, normally sized passengers could upgrade at the last minute to these more comfortable seats, by paying a premium, or get them by luck of the draw if there are no takers," he writes. USA TODAY/ (6/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Editor's Note 
  • Your virtual seat at SHRM's annual conference
    SmartBrief on Workforce Senior Editor Mary Ellen Slayter will be blogging and tweeting live from the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference in San Diego from Sunday to Wednesday. Follow @SBWorkforce on Twitter to get real-time reporting on dozens of great sessions and even pass along questions you'd like her to ask the panelists.

    This year, we'll also be partnering with Monster to interview dozens of HR thought leaders about the latest trends and best practices in the industry. Stay tuned to SmartBrief's YouTube channel for live video coverage. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
In the time it takes to reset or find a password, you'll lose your audience to YouTube or Facebook. Better to make access as simple and painless as possible."
--Jennifer Benz, chief strategist and founder of Benz Communications, writing on TLNT
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