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Dress Codes Get a Little Too Close For Comfort…And More News From This Week

Week in ReviewWhile you were busy surprising the technology world with the announcement of your resignation, surprising the technology world with the announcement of your temporary leave, or surprising…meh, probably not really anyone with the announcement of your retirement, here’s what was happening in the world of workforce management this week…

  • Call These Companies ‘Frosted Flakes,’ Because They’re Grrrrreat! FORTUNE magazine released its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Prepare to not be shocked. (FORTUNE)
  • No Pressure at All on Obama’s New Hire…None. At. All. Putting the future of job creation more or less in the hands of one man, President Obama has appointed GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair the new “President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.” (MSNBC)
  • Employees in Virginia Apparently Free to Act as Ridiculous as They Want Virginia’s Supreme court ruled that a restaurant worker was entitled to worker’s comp after being injured during on-the-job horseplay, thanks to the, um, “horseplay doctrine.”  (Workforce)
  • Just Like the Poltergeist (But Way Less Scary), Workplace Perks Are Baaaaack Rather than survival, more companies are switching their focus to employee satisfaction and retention these days, bringing back perks they might’ve cut during the recession. (Star Tribune)
  • The Office File Cabinet Isn’t Just For Files You’ll Never Revisit The NYPD recently released a study that found that the office file cabinet was the best place for workers to hide should someone ever walk in and start shooting a gun. (New York Post)  
  • Dress Codes Get Workers’ Panties in a Twist After inciting controversy over what some say is an overly strict workplace dress code, Swiss banking giant UBS AG announced plans this week to revise its current 44-page dress code to be less micro-managey.(MSNBC)
  • Another Product of the Recession: Pay-For-Performance Models Last week it was GM, now even more companies are adopting the pay-for-performance model. (Advertising Age)   And finally…
  • What Happened to the Good Ol’ Days When You Could Spy on Employees on Facebook with No Repurcussions? More and more companies are facing legal troubles these days, as the lines between their rights as employers – and their employees’ privacy rights – become ever more blurry. (Wall Street Journal)
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Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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