Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the IT Industry:
According to Modis (our sister company):
- Hate Doing Laundry? LG Can Fix That.
- Google Fiber? If you live in Japan, think Nuro.
- Lithium Ion Batteries Reach New Heights
- President Obama Threatens Veto of CISPA
- Anonymous Raises $54,798 to Fund New Independent News Site
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Workers are sharing their salary secrets with each other [Wall Street Journal]
- Study that breaks down the myths surrounding telecommuting [Market Watch]
- Employers are having a hard time keeping up with mobile friendly job application sites. [The Washington Post]
- With only 4,000 new unemployment applications, we can see that applications are remaining at a consistent level and hiring is at a modest rate. [The Washington Post]
- eHarmony plans to get into the job matching business by helping connect employers and employees via personality questionnaires. [The Star]
- The unemployment rate for individuals between the ages of 18 – 29 is more than double that of the national average. Adecco is hoping to help change this with their Way to Work career workshops. [Adecco USA]
- A new study shows a 32% reduction in turnover when new employees are taken through an orientation program that focuses on their individuality. [HR Executive Online]
- 1 in 5 workers in the U.S. work remote. Here are some tips for how to manage a virtual team by Lee Hecht Harrison, our sister company. [LHH]
- Forbes seems to think “Millennials will inherit the earth”, and so do we. That’s why it’s so important to understand the need for work/life balance and the millennial mindset [Adecco USA]
Around the Government:
- The House of Representatives propose a bill that would allow more federal gov’t authority over OSHA [The Wall Street Journal]
- Senate Labor and Industry Committee moves forward a bill to end triple dipping of unemployment benefits [Newsitem.com]
- The feds are taking a closer look at Indiana’s OSHA new quota for staff to get more inspections done in less time to make sure each case has its due diligence. [Claims Journal]
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