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Office Workers Line Up Animal Bodies With the Heads of Colleagues
laughingsquid.com

London-base advertising creative Mike Whiteside of Mike and Ben has created Desk Safari, a Tumblr blog where bored office workers line up image of animal bodies on the computer monitor with the a …

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How to Be a Successful Over-50 Job Seekers (Part II)
blog.ziprecruiter.com

On Monday, we looked at common and unique challenges facing job seekers over 50. Today we return to teach over-50 job seekers how they can reframe their age and experience as an advantage.

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HRExaminer v4.26
www.hrexaminer.com

In our feature, Thinking the Unthinkable, John Sumser writes: The C Suite is going to hunt for and embrace data visualization companies who can help see what we’ve refused to see: HR builds processes that emphasize sameness. The business requires processes that produce differences. It’s actually that simple. Steve Smith from The Starr Conspiracy searches […]

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Is an employee stock ownership plan right for your business?
boss.blogs.nytimes.com

Employee stock ownership plans are appealing for some company founders, but setting up these plans can be costly and complicated, writes Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners. And they might not be a good fit for the smallest businesses, he cautions. For an ESOP to be successful, it’s important to implement managerial training […]

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Surge in temp jobs may hinder recovery
www.cbsnews.com

The increase in the use of temporary workers is a “worrying trend” because such jobs offer few benefits or opportunities for advancement, Margaret Heffernan writes. The results don’t necessarily help companies either, she writes. “A highly casualized workforce may cut costs, but it will never increase productivity or profits,” Heffernan writes.

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Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Rise to Two-Month High
www.bloomberg.com

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week. Swings in jobless applications are typical in July as auto plants close for annual retooling.

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The Enigma Known as Performance Management
www.recruitingtrends.com

Success means different things to different individuals, departments and organizations. Regardless of how success is measured, advancing business goals requires a high-performing workforce that is focused, motivated and achievement-oriented. Taking a systematic approach to employee performance management – powered by technology and alignment of the workforce with business objectives – can ensure the workforce concentrates […]

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7 Ways Workplace Transparency Helps You Hire
www.smartrecruiters.com

People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, they’re reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor.

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Who’s hiring? UK labour market trends for Q2, 2013 (infographic)
www.jobisjob.co.uk

Infographic showing distribution of jobs in July 2013 (UK).

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Unlimited time off? More companies giving it a shot
www.omaha.com

A number of local companies are adopting flexible time-off policies. Generally, the “honor system” policies allow employees to take off an unlimited amount of vacation time, sick time or both as long as the employee’s duties are covered.

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The Curse of the B Team
blogs.hbr.org

Are your B players standing in the way of your future leaders?

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Six Things To Consider Before Rehiring An Employee
www.forbes.com

Procter & Gamble recently replaced CEO Robert McDonald with his retired predecessor, A.G. Lafley. J.C. Penney Co ditched Ron Johnson, the CEO it poached from Apple Inc., and brought back his predecessor Myron Ulman. Before you jump on the bandwagon and hire an employee who […]

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Old is New Again: Effective Brochure, Flyer Elements
blog.thearlandgroup.com

Over the last 90 days or so, I have had several clients and prospects who want to have conversations around refreshing the collateral and brochures that they hand out to candidates. In this digital age, it made me think. Was what was once an old school approach getting attention again?

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Embeddable Instagram – Another Reason for Employers to Care About Video
drawmations.com

Instragram, the popular photo application that was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion, very recently added video to its service. Likely motivated by the growth of Twitter-owned Vine, the primary…

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