Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Special

A plethora of great HR articles to get you into the weekend...

The Biz Coach says to turbo charge your HR program for more profits: click here

The San Jose Business Journal writes here about a survey that says that business operations and HR are the best prospects for job seekers: click here

The Gazette writes that outsourcing Human Resources is very rare in the public sector: click here

From this Human Resources blog, a post about how the skilled worker crunch is on: click here

The New York Times, among many other outlets, writes that HR says that young workers can't write: click here

Also from the Times, an article about what an assessment test can say about your style: click here

Lastly, an article from the Times about the endless summer job: click here

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Don't Get Caught Reading This

The Washington Post says not to let your boss catch you reading this article: click here

The second article on this Astronology is also from the Post and is a call for a larger stay-at-home workforce: click here

Monday, August 27, 2007

Getting Ahead by Going Abroad

First we start off with a Huffington Post article about workers who get ahead by going abroad: click here

Next we have an interesting blog entry about bosses who go bad---and get rewarded: click here

Lastly, this blog quotes a survey which shows that employers say that young workers cannot write: click here

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Catching Up

We're a little behind on last week's links so we're catching up...

First, the Arizona Post Gazette says to reveal vacation plans to employers during the interview: click here

Next, this blogger asks and answers the question about if you can be fired for blogging: click here reports a study that says that HR is not measuring up to standards: click here

Lastly, we have a YouTube video about the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (HR 980):

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Combatting Job-Related Stress

First, from the Wall Street Journal, an interesting article about companies aiming to combat job-related stress: click here

The New York Times Career Couch says that your yawn after lunch is perfectly normal, among other things: click here

Also from the Times, word that vacations are getting shorter but are turning up more often: click here

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What did he say?

First from the I Hate Your Job blog, a list of the stupidest things you'll hear in an office: click here

Next we have an article on this two for Tuesday on Strategic Planning and Resources: click here

Monday, August 20, 2007

Drug Testing

Florida Today starts off our week with an article about businesses embracing drug testing: click here

The Chicago Tribune says that flexible spending accounts cut costs: click here

Lastly, the Washington Post says that the first step in managing a crazy boss is to start talking: click here

Friday, August 17, 2007

Workplace Affairs

The Human Resources Executive says that problems arise when work spouse relationships become workplace affairs: click here

The Star talks about what wage increases in Canada and says it pays to work out west: click here

The Winston-Salem Journal says that raises are increasingly tied to performance: click here

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Raise on Performance

First we start from the Wall Street Journal which says that more firms are basing their raises on performance: click here

The Sun-Sentinel says that to improve, even executives need help to recognize their own faults: click here

And lastly, one blogger talks about the fear that things just aren't working: click here

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mind the Gap

The Bellingham Herald starts us off on this Wednesday by saying to be careful of electronic information: click here

The Washington Times talk about firms that dock the pay of the obese and the smokers: click here

Lastly, this Taleo Blog talks about the HR spin on CFOs: click here

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Key HR Issues

On this Astronology Tuesday, we start out by looking at key HR issues that you need to address according to the HR News & Views Blog: click here

And from the Tennessean, employee "stretching" can help keep costs down: click here

Monday, August 13, 2007

Managing Risk

CNN says that it comes to managing risk, US firms are the best: click here

CompNewsNetwork talks about the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) hiring a new COO: click here

Lastly, this blog talks about what people talk about while their missing work: click here

Friday, August 10, 2007

Seen It All

First, from the Boston Globe, an article which says that the "seen-it-all" attitude can lead to arrogance: click here

Also from the Globe, a report about how many paths can lead you to your dream job: click here

Mercer reports in this article the shareholder equity impact of the new accounting rules: click here

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

2 for T & 3 for W

Two for Tuesday...and three for Wednesday....

First, if you are in a union and you want to know how to vote in the Democratic'll have to figure it out on your own after the AFL-CIO said they were going to hold off in endorsing a candidate according to the Washington Post: click here

Also from the Post, an article from their Think Tank section that says that what workers want, Congress should provide: click here

From over the pond, a UK Telegraph article which says that human resources are vital to M&A: click here

Next, the New York Times Career Couch looks at the importance of unburned bridges among other mailbag topics: click here

Lastly, also from the Times, we end you on this Humpday with an article about opening up the On-Ramp for Women to allow them to get over the hump: click here

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Human Resource Planning

According to, it's more than filling vacancies for the next few months: click here

This IowaBiz article lists different things HR professionals should think about including outsourcing HR (helps with the firings): click here

Business and Legal Reports HR Daily Advisor discusses a poll of senior HR professionals on what they think about the skills it takes to suceed in HR: click here

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Going Green

The News & Observer has an interesting article about offices going green and the different ways they've found to do that: click here

InsideRecruiting says that only 1 of 5 HR directors measure the ROI of their development initiatives: click here

Lastly, the Business Report and Journal talks about preparing HR professionals: click here

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Double Dose

We missed you yesterday so we're doubling up today...

First, from the Boston Globe, some say that taking a vacation feels like work: click here

Next, the Globe has an article, imagining what can go right: click here

Next we have advice from consultants about what to do when you get passed over for a promotion: click here

From the San Jose Mercury News we have an interesting article about which countries rank the highest in public holidays...Columbia: click here

From the Washington Post, a study which shows that FDA's retention bonuses are used only for the top of the food chain: click here

Lastly, also from the Post, word from Stephen Barr that the future of the EEOC call center may be in jeopardy: click here

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