While you were busy welcoming our new computer overlords, sending your deepest sympathies to Cousin Jeffrey or possibly being inspired by Madonna, here’s what was happening in the world of workforce management this week…
- Full-body scanning is no longer the biggest security checkpoint nuisance. Theft is. A TSA supervisor admitted to stealing money from passengers at security checkpoint and accepted bribes and kickbacks from a colleague. Bon Qui Qui would have none of this. (Daily Mail)
- Female veterans aren’t even asking to break the glass ceiling…They just want to get into the building. According to new government date, female veterans, who are struggling to find jobs, are twice as likely to become homeless as women who never served in the military. Do I smell a sequel to G.I. Jane? (I hope not.) (USAToday)
- Colleagues who say “Namaste” together stay together. For some New York City workplaces, yoga is gaining ground on happy hour as the best place for employers and employees to bond outside of work. (Guess this is one instance where it’s okay to do the downward dog with your employees – hey-o!) (New York Post)
- Depending on how old you are, this article will inspire or depress you. Forbes Magazine profiles America’s 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under. Read it to learn the secret of their success. Or just go see The Social Network. You’ll get the gist. (Forbes)
- Business schools take a page from their own books. Faced with a need to cut back on spending, many business schools are practicing what they teach by finding more creative ways to trim their budgets and avoid layoffs. (BusinessWeek)
- Suspended teacher is a quieter, more social media-savvy Steven Slater A high school teacher in Pennsylvania has been suspended from her job after calling her students “disengaged, lazy whiners” on her blog. Similar to when a Jetblue flight attendant famously told off a rude customer last year, the incident has drawn a lot of media attention, with many defending the outspoken teacher. (MSNBC)
- The Feds are coming (and it’s not to deliver good news, if that’s what you’re thinking). As many as 1,000 businesses suspected of hiring illegal immigrants will be forced to turn over employment records for inspection, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Hopefully, that shouldn’t affect anyone reading this. (WSJ.com)
- Marc Jacobs is as hip of a recruiter as he is a designer. It only makes sense that designer Marc Jacobs would turn to Twitter for help filling an open social media manager position. (The media attention probably doesn’t hurt his recruitment efforts, either.) (OUT)
- The President, the Facebook guy and the brains behind Apple have joined forces to save the world. President Obama met with 12 American technology leaders – including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Steve Jobs – to discuss ways to promote industry growth. (Bloomberg) And finally…
- People want good jobs more than they want good health. A new survey by Towers Watson indicates that fewer employers consider their health a top priority today than in 2008, and are increasingly worried about losing their jobs. (NYTimes)
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