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‘Mad Men’ Has Another PC Problem
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Mad Men’s Season Six finale closed out the cult drama’s weakest season yet. It sometimes felt like a tailored summer suit: stylish, decadent…

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Social Recruiting Trends and Strategies
www.recruitingtrends.com

We shop online, date online, meet up with friends online, and find work online. That is not going to change, probably ever. So taking steps to include social where it makes sense in the recruiting function is necessary for success. Just about every successful recruiter is using social media in some way or another, so […]

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Think Twice Before Giving Managers a Pay Raise
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Employee morale can sometimes be directly related to how much an employee is paid in comparison to someone else. And while most employees will understand the pay hierarchy in a company or business, it places a burden on a manager when he or she decides to take a raise. How should a manager of a […]

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The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better
www.fastcompany.com

Should you become a LinkedIn Jedi, you will also become a superconnector–a person with the privileged position of network centrality–and be able to master the art of the tele-introduction.

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What Nelson Mandela had to say about leadership
www.washingtonpost.com

With Nelson Mandela battling a severe lung infection, Jena McGregor looks to the South African icon’s past interviews for insight on his leadership style. Mandela knew the power of words and symbols in inspiring followers and winning over enemies, but he also believed that leadership was ultimately a way of serving others. “What counts in […]

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Obesity as a disability needs legal scrutiny
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The American Medical Association has said that obesity is a disease, but it’s unclear whether the condition can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, lawyers say. The severity of an overweight person’s condition will likely factor into whether he or she can be considered disabled, they say.

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Why employers shouldn’t drop health benefits
www.businessweek.com

Despite the controversy over the Affordable Care Act, 82% of employers say they plan to still offer health care coverage, a Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey says. “Companies that opt to drop employee health insurance in 2014 may soon find out just how valuable a retention tool those benefits are,” said CEO John Challenger.

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Employers seek “soft skills” in new hires
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More companies are looking beyond the transcript and interview to find the best college graduates to hire. Using assessments and role-playing, employers are looking for those with “soft skills” such as an ability to work well in teams, write and speak clearly and adapt quickly to business and technology changes.

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How not to scare your employees to death
www.sltrib.com

I could give you a big list of things that send employees into the survival-focused fight-flight-freeze part of their brains — what I call their”Critter State.” They include unrealistic deadlines, lack of transparency, intolerance for failure and more. To me, though, the most interesting mistakes are those that leaders have no idea they’re making.

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Is HR Missing The Mark On Mobile?
www.forbes.com

There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, and worldwide mobile subscribers are expected to reach eight billion by the end of 2016, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India. Portio Research indicates that by 2016 Africa and Middle East will overtake Europe as the second […]

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What firms need to understand about HR technology
www.timsackett.com

Hundreds of companies displayed HR technology at SHRM this year, but many professionals attending the conference didn’t understand what HR technology is capable of, Tim Sackett writes. Contrary to vendors’ claims, technology does not make HR easier, more effective or less expensive, Sackett writes.

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What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves
www.entrepreneur.com

Letting employees know you’re invested in them makes a huge difference in their attitude. Here are four easy ways to build morale in the office.

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The Myth of the Cool Office
www.theatlanticwire.com

Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices — it’s all just part of a subtle plot to control office culture. Let’s take a look, by way of a couple recent trend stories and startup proclamations, at how the so-called “escalation of perks” keeps employees in line all over the tech world […]

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5 Monster Management Lessons From Pixar
www.fastcocreate.com

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best–that company’s founder John Lasseter–and applied what they gleaned to the years-long process of making Monsters University.

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