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The Week at Work: 10 Things We Learned

Here's what you may have missed this week at work.While you were busy tweeting unsolicited advice to Twitter about its upcoming IPO, waiting in line for Apple’s new iPhone to be released, watching “Wrecking Ball” more than 15 million times, or getting punk’d by Jimmy Kimmel, here’s what you may have missed in the world of workforce news this week…

  1. If you thought two weeks’ notice was agony, just try two YEARS’ notice. [The New York Times]
  2. Proof that recording devices of any kind anywhere will most likely land you in trouble. [Workforce]
  3. Nice guys finish last. Apparently nice bosses do, too. [Harvard Business Review]
  4. “Shameless honesty” in the workplace is now a thing. Caution: It’s not for everyone. [The New York Times]
  5. California – home to celebrities, great wine and high minimum wage. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  6. The number of “job losers” in August jumped to the highest level in nearly three years. Nothing to laugh about there. [CNN Money]
  7. You’re not the only one with problems. Oracle Corp’s CEO, one of the world’s richest men, also has problems. Rich people’s problems, that is. [San Jose Mercury News]
  8. Millions of U.S. workers will likely say thanks but no thanks to employer-offered health coverage under Obamacare. [Reuters]
  9. Despite what Americans think, CEOs alone do not steer the corporate ship, says a CEO. [The Globe and Mail]
  10. Think converting your conference room into a makeshift yoga studio or having a dog on staff is a good idea? These folks do. We at least hope the dog receives compensation. [USA Today]
Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.
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