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Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom Win Nobel in Economics for Work on Contracts – NY Times
Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science last week for their work on improving the design of contracts, the deals that bind together employers and their workers, or companies and their customers. Read more.
Tags: Employment Contracts, Compensation
Where Top Talent In The Tech Industry Will Likely Work Next – Fast Company
Tracking the flow of top tech talent can be a good indicator of tomorrow’s business successes. Wherever the best engineers, programmers, and designers in the tech industry go, investment dollars, successful products, and revenues may often follow. Learn more.
Tags: Tech Talent
(Marijuana at Work, Companies Pay Employees Extra to Take Vacations, Can a Recruiting Video Make You Cry?)
Trending topics from the last week impact the stories this week. These are great topics to blog and Tweet about. Learn how HRmarketer software can help your HR and recruiting brand do a better job at content marketing. View plans.
Marijuana at the Polls and in the Workplace – SHRM
As more states consider legalizing marijuana this election season, many employers are wondering what that will mean for their workplace policies and practices. Read more.
Tags: Workplace Substance Abuse Policy
10 Companies That Pay Employees Extra to Take Vacations – Inc.
Many jobs allow for workaholism (if not outright endorse it), but at certain places, work martyrdom is out of the question. These companies give employees thousands of dollars to go on vacation around the world. Read more.
Tags: Vacation Policy, Workaholism
Can A Recruiting Video Make You Cry? – Forbes
Recruiting videos have become somewhat formulaic. Some companies though are bucking this trend and taking a different approach by creating cinematic showcases of the employee journey. Read more.
Tags: Video Recruiting
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Term of the Week
Carve-Out: The elimination of coverage of a specific category of benefit services (e.g. vision care, mental health/psychological services, or prescription drugs). The employer opts out of certain services with one vendor and contracts another to deliver them.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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