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The 401(k) celebrates a milestone…and more news from this week

While you were busy forgetting about everything else that happened this week, here’s what was happening in the world of workforce management this week…

  • Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft may be getting calls from former employees soon. Less than a year after AdAge lauded AOL for successfully recruiting top talent from Google, Yahoo! Microsoft, The New York Times and Time Warner, AOL’s CEO announced that the company plans to lay off 900 employees this year.  (CNNMoney)
  • You’ll never guess who CBS fired this week. Now that CBS has finally fired “Two and a Half Men” star/train wreck, Charlie Sheen, the self-proclaimed winner is now free to give even more media interviews. How awesome for the rest of us. (  
  • The 401(k) doesn’t look a day over 29. Now that the 401(k) is in its 30th year, Baltimore Sun blogger Eileen Ambrose asks, “How’s that working out for us?” (Baltimore Sun)  
  • Companies have begun lifting to look more attractive to potential talent. A recent Towers-Watson survey reveals that, in efforts to recruit better employees, more companies are lifting pay freezes this year than last year, and many are even bringing back merit wages. And they’ve never looked better. (CFO)
  • The Container Store CEO spills secrets for success. In this clip from CBS Sunday Morning The Container Store’s CEO credits his employee focused culture with his company’s success. (CBS News)
  • CEOs admit they’re not so talented when it comes to talent recruitment. Three of the ad industry’s most powerful executives recently came together in a joint statement and admit they were guilty of “criminal neglect” when it came to their talent recruitment efforts. (AdAge)
  • Chicken soup for the awkward interviewer’s soul. For anyone who’s ever had an awkward interview moment (e.g. everyone), BNET blogger Amy Levin Epstein has compiled some real-life job interview horror stories. (MoneyWatch)
Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

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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