While you were busy getting lost on the ABC studios lot surprising the ladies of The View, mistakenly using the words ‘fascinating’ and ‘overexposed’ interchangeably, or explaining Solar Death Rays to the most powerful man on the planet …here’s what was happening in the world of workforce management this week…
- If there’s anything Facebook loves, it’s rolling out new changes (and confusing recruiters) Facebook made yet another high profile change to its platform this week. Find out what these changes mean for social recruiting efforts. (Social Talent)
- ‘Employees behaving badly’ isn’t nearly as fun or sexy as it sounds You can’t exactly afford to fire “superstar” employees who have special talents, technical capabilities, or who rake in top sales…but you shouldn’t have to put up with their bad behavior, either. (The Globe and Mail)
- Even if women professionals wanted to rely on their looks (we don’t)…we can’t anyway A new study suggests that attractive women may be at a disadvantage when it comes to landing a job interview. For men, on the other hand, good looks work to their advantage. (OreganWomensReport)
- If you can’t beat social media, join it, says CEO While most CEOs are still skittish about using social media, Best Buy’s CEO has found a way to embrace it. Find out how he uses social media to engage employees and customers alike. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- (Spoiler alert!) Managers don’t have it so easy Just in case you didn’t already know that management is tough, TLNT.com drives the point home with 10 reasons as to why. (TLNT.com)
- Soon, it’ll be just another Sunday for Wal-Mart employees. Weeks after announcing its plan to offer its workers limited tuition reimbursement, Wal-Mart hits them with news that it will stop paying its staff an additional $1 an hour for working Sundays. (Washington Post) And finally…
- Here’s an idea for what to get the employee who has everything Adding to the many lucrative perks Silicon Valley already offers employees, workplaces in the Bay Area are now providing electric-vehicle charging stations for their employees. (Mercury News)
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