Friday, September 28, 2007

End of a Strike

The Washington Post starts us off on this Friday with an article about the end to the United Auto Workers strike and how this deal can be seen as a model across industries: click here

From the New York Times, an interesting article about how to find people who love their jobs...just ask them: click here

Lastly, also from the New York Times, an article about mission statements, bizspeak, and bromides: click here

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Playing catchup

We've got some catching up to do so we'll go to the Vault...

Vault starts us off with an interesting blog entry about the life of a consultant: click here

Also from Vault, via the Wall Street Journal's College Journal, an article about what one feels when their peers get promoted: click here

Business Week has an interesting article about all types of workers winning overtime lawsuits: click here

From the Michigan Business School, some lessons to be learned from Martha and ImClone: click here

From HR World we have an interviewing cheat sheet with 100 resources: click here

Lastly, from the Boston Globe, word that discrimination comes in many different shades: click here

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday is Bigger

We're going more than two for Tuesday on this Astronology Tuesday....

First, from MSNBC, advice to employers not to use summer interns as substitute employees: click here

From the USA Today, word that office gossip is traveling even faster because of technology: click here

The Vault's Deb's Career Corner has some advice about what to do when someone asks for your salary history: click here

Business Wire gives us some insight into the Human Resources Outsourcing market: click here

Lastly, advice to think before you leap into the office pool from AJCjobs: click here

Sunday, September 23, 2007

How to Treat Employees

Squidoo has an interesting article about how a boss should treat employees: click here

Vault Videos gives a guide here to video resumes: click here

Lastly, the Canadian Management Centre says that talent management tops the concern for HR professionals: click here

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Are We Lazy?

Fortune and CNNMoney asks and answers if Americans are too lazy: click here

Workforce Management writes about a scholar that urges HR to work with school: click here

USA Today writes in this article about companies penalizing workers who have bad health risks: click here

MSNBC writes about "Desk Rage": Workers gone wild with job stress fueling backstabbing, tirades and even assault: click here

The Vault's Deb's Career Corner talks about the keys to an effective job search: click here

And this is a list we would like to make next year...the list of the top 100 HR bloggers: click here

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Into The Vault

We go to the Vault on this Tuesday...

First from Vault and the Wall Street Journal's Career Journal, how some workers deal with parking-lot politics: click here

Also, Vault has an interesting video talking about tatoos and piercings in the workplace: click here

Monday, September 17, 2007


We go to the Washington Post on this Monday...

First from the Post, labor unions are going to play a role in this election and the democrats have started out in their quest to impress them: click here

Also, word that the UAW dissidents have denounced the health-care cuts: click here

The Post leaves us with an article about gay activists being hopeful on a job bias ban: click here

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Year's Links

We missed you for a little while due to the Jewish New Year but we're going to catch you up on what you missed:

First from PersonnelToday in the UK, a word to HR to practice what you preach: click here

The Detroit Free Press says that although many still do it, lying on your resume is a recipe for disaster: click here

This Q&A asks if you can be an HR manager without having a degree: click here

Speaking of degrees, this article says that SPHR is important for HR: click here

The Small Business Times says that smart continuing education provided from HR provides a very good return on investment (ROI): click here

Lastly, an HR blog talks about thinking errors and logic bias in human resources management: click here

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Around the World...and back

We're going to start out in Canada, where Canadians are, according to The Star, enjoying a higher wage hike than any time since 2001: click here

This UK article from Personnel Today says that only one-third of human resources employees are happy in their who do they complain to?: click here

Lastly, we end in the US with the Indianapolis Star's warning that employers should concern themselves with non-Christian events: click here

With that, we here at Astron would like to wish a Happy New Year to our Jewish readers...L'Shana Tova!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tech a Cube?

On this Astronology Tuesday we delve into the New York Times...

First, an article from the Times about finding Tech cubicles: click here

Also from the Times, an article about how the market can affect the job market, this time about real estate agents: click here

Monday, September 10, 2007

HR and the Election

We start with a blog's interpretation of what issues will be most important to HR in the upcoming election: click here

The Boston Globe talks about when the Baby Boomers and the Generation Y'ers mix it up: click here

We end this Monday on a blog talking about the imperative for good leadership in HR: click here

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Discrimination comes in many shades of gray according to the Boston Globe: click here

The New York Times Career Couch starts us off with the care a feeding of references: click here

Lastly, the New York Times talks about revivals that take place inside the kitchen: click here

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Clear and Concise

From the Daily Times, an article which says that human resources policies should be clear and concise: click here

From the Boston Globe, advice to not worry, but rather be happy on the job (Harry Belafonte would be proud): click here

Also from the Globe, advice about how to get an invaluable boost to the job search...among other things in this Q&A: click here

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Keep 'em coming

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend but it's time to get back to the article grind....

This first article says to HR to attain, retain and manage top employees: click here

This next article from the Washington Post shows some nannies on their quest for rights: click here

Lastly, this article on the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)/Rutgers Line Index shows that manufacturing hiring will be much weaker: click here

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