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Get Your Ducks in a Row: How HR Plays a Starring Role in the Duck Dynasty Controversy
blog.rivs.com

The recent controversy surrounding one of TV’s most popular shows brings HR issues into the spotlight.

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Never Say Goodbye to a Great Employee
blogs.hbr.org

The opportunity to rehire former employees actually begins with their hiring the first time, Tamara Erickson writes. Let them know you understand there will be transitions in their career. “It conveys the expectation that departures can be mutually positive and facilitates multiple employment stints,” she writes.

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Every New Hire Should Drive Up Employee Engagement
www.forbes.com

You already demand skills, education, and experience with any new hire. Why not screen for engagement as well? Yesterday I was on the phone with a CEO who was lamenting the fact that his two newest employees were not working out as well as he had hoped.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise on Holiday Distortions
www.bloomberg.com

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week to an almost nine-month high, showing fluctuation in the filings that typically occurs around the year-end holidays.

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‘Tis the Season… to Untangle?
jibe.com

Will 2014 be all about vendor consolidation?

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Beyond.com HR Survey Says…2014 Employer Outlook Still Foggy.
ht.ly

As 2013 comes to a close and we look towards 2014, overall signs of changes to the employment marketplace indicate that there may be a better picture for workers in 2014. But, upon closer inspection, the results appear to be mixed.

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Copywriter Tweets About Working 30 Hours Straight, Dies the Next Day
gawker.com

A copywriter collapsed and died over the weekend shortly after tweeting about working for over 30 hours straight.

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Maternity Leave in America: You’re Doing it Wrong
resnarkable.com

America is the only first world country without a minimum parental leave policy. Babies are home alone. And the prisons are full. We’re doing it wrong.

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Unconventional employee rewards more cheerful than check
triblive.com

The $500 holiday shopping spree offered to Dynamic Ceramics employees is an example of the creative ways employers are finding to reward their workers.

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Why the December Holidays Are Great for Recruitment
www.fordyceletter.com

Years ago a recruiting colleague of mine and I had a difference of opinion. We placed in exactly the same specialty niche, but we disagreed about which time of the year was the most effective.

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Third of job-seekers failed to land an interview in 2013
www.benefitspro.com

The good news? A majority of the unemployed surveyed by Beyond.com are confident they will find a job in 2014.

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7 Ways to Energize Employees for the Retail Holiday Season
smallbiztrends.com

For retailers, the holiday season is akin to a marathon and you need to energize employees so that they make it to the finish line. Here’s how.

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The Thing Employees Want Most From a Job
www.businessnewsdaily.com

Money isn’t everything, employees say. This is what many workers would rather have.

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The Resume is Endangered, But (Unfortunately) Not Extinct
blog.rivs.com

For years we have heard about the resume and its impending doom, but it seems to be holding on. For candidates, extinction cannot come soon enough.

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