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The Week at Work: 10 Things We Learned

week_at_work-300x191While you were busy defying death, hoping everyone will forget about Daredevil altogether, answering the question the world has been asking since 1996, or answering the question nobody’s been asking, here’s what you may have missed in the world of workforce news this week…

  1. Think IT people are hard to find? Wait’ll you start recruiting for a ‘Digital Detox Specialist’. [Fast Company]
  2. States want more control over workforce funds. (As if they don’t already have EVERYTHING. Ugh!) [USA Today]
  3. New technology puts a Clockwork Orange-y spin on employee training. [Bloomberg]
  4. Pure Michigan”? More like pure AWESOME. [Washington Post]
  5. These 10 companies are clearly doing something right. [Forbes]
  6. If you were losing sleep thinking your employees would all win the lottery and quit, you can rest easy. [NyTimes.com]
  7. Have you or someone you know suffered from employee disengagement? There’s help. [Fast Company]
  8. Fintech companies make the fairly obvious discovery that employees like free food and booze. [American Banker]
  9. Companies use “meat lockers” to spur innovation. [Open Forum]
  10. One day, your grandchildren are going to ask you what a “cubicle” is. [Ars Technica]
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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