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The Week That Was – 10/5/12

It’s been raining all week here in the Boston area, but the sun is finally out today and the BLS says unemployment has dropped to 7.8% – a 3 1/2 year low. The main thing I’m thinking about as this week draws to a close is my trip next week to Orlando.  No, I won’t be visiting the divine rodent, but I will be enjoying our annual sales kickoff with several hundred revved up members of our field organization.  We had a great FY12 and all signs point to an equally successful year ahead.  Higher employment is good for everybody, but especially if you make your living in workforce management.

Interesting stuff on the radar this week:

We think of using customer testimonials to get new customers…but what about to inspire employees?

Finding a link between HR and the history of tuna fish is no small feat.

Regardless of who you were rooting for, the presidential debate on Wednesday night was all about jobs – and who considers who a “job killer”. The Kronos Retail Labor Index came out this week and showed that hiring remains sluggish in the retail industry – at least for now.

SHRM is doing a cool video series. This one has an interview with Tom Brokaw about generational differences in the workplace, a topic we’ve talked about in the past with Meagan and Larry Johnson, authors of Generations, Inc.

Technology: Finding the Better Way ow.ly/e7GMM via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs

More jobs for class of 2013 than class of 2012 ow.ly/e9udE via @TodayMoney

The Technology Storm: Where We Learn ow.ly/e9v0g via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs

RT @HRTechConf: Build your daily #HrTechConf schedule, browse sessions & exhibitors. – ow.ly/dmllv

RT @williamtincup: Thanks to the #hrtechconf sponsors: @Globoforce @Peoplefluent @RandstadSRUS @UltimateHCM @KronosInc @HireIQinc @Dayforce @Decusoft

What Does It Take to Create a Successful Company: ow.ly/ebrBG via @hrbartender

RT @williamtincup: #hrtechconf – Speakers bit.ly/QZ9rIl – Sponsors bit.ly/UPyB0c – Exhibitors bit.ly/Pfwz6X

Employees Make It Clear: Here’s What They Need to Really be Engaged ow.ly/ebv97 via @TLNT_com

Survey: 75% of Workers Are Accessing Social Media While on the Job ow.ly/edqCa via @TLNT_com

In tech jobs market, data analysis is tops ow.ly/edtNF via @USATODAY #bigdata

Check out my fellow social(media)ites at Kronos:

Stop by the #Kronos booth (820+822) & learn more about our solutions for #logistics ow.ly/e9tur #supplychain #CSCMP2012

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: ow.ly/e9to2 #Cloud #KronosCloud

The Forecast is Cloudy – and That’s Good ow.ly/e9vd5 via @WF_Institute #Cloud #KronosCloud

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Part 2 ow.ly/e9vik via @SmarterCafe

#Kronos Announces Latest Version of #TeleStaff Public Safety #Scheduling Solution: ow.ly/ebwKb

A miracle doesn’t occur after a training course to produce business results. ow.ly/ebJhz via @SmarterCafe

Fewer People Applying For #Jobs In The #Retail Sector ow.ly/edqLe

New from @TheCurveInsider: Don’t Bring a Pillow to a Knife Fight ow.ly/edq3K

Cloudy Dayz – The latest reports and predictions: ow.ly/edr8b via @ToddBlackHRMS #Cloud #KronosCloud #CloudComputing #HRTechConf

Joyce Maroney at Lunch with DriveThruHR 10/04 by Wempen and Tincup | #dthr #hrtech #saas ow.ly/edD58 @WF_Institute