Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!

Around the IT Industry:

According to Modis (our sister company):

  • Google Unites Drive, Gmail, and Photo Storage, Totaling 15GB of Space for Users
  • Blackberry Announces BBM for iPhone and Android Launching Summer 2013
  • Google Launches Google Play Music All Access
  • FBI Seizes Money from top Bitcoin Exchange
  • ABC Wants You to Keep Your Cable Subscription, Halts Services to Those Who Cut the Cords

Around the Staffing Industry:

Entelo showcases a new product that utilizes algorithms to ensure recruiters are touching candidates when they are most likely to change careers.   [Marketwired]

With the improvement of the housing market, talent is better able to relocate and “go where the jobs are.”  [The Globe and Mail]

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Utah and Arizona generated half of all job growth in the U.S. during the month of April.  [Market Watch]

Talent Management:

When looking at building your executive talent, minority groups are asking that you use the National Football League’s “Rooney Rule” to consider more diverse candidates before you hire.  [Washington Post]

Did you know that unorganized spaces and careless work environments can contribute to employees cutting more corners?  []

Are you interested in making your workplace the best it can be?  Two researchers have figured out the 6 factors it must have to make it so.  [Harvard Business Review]

In order to reduce healthcare costs for its employees, 67% of employers offer workplace wellness programs.  A tight economy + investing in wellness = a smart business decision for your talent.  [Linkedin]

Awkward conversations related to unacceptable employee behaviors need to be nipped in the bud asap.   [The Star]

Around the Government:

A U.S. Fed study says that it may take a few years for workers who have dropped out of the workforce to join back again.  [Bloomberg]

The Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act was introduced to Congress this week.  If it passes it will protect women’s jobs during pregnancy.  [RH RealityCheck]

New York City passes a new sick leave law that will allow employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year.  [Mondaq]

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