Week in Review – Popular Content
LinkedIn’s newest app helps college grads find jobs – VB
For all the talk about its benefit to the “economic graph,” one of the main things LinkedIn is recognized for is being an online resume — it’s a social network that most professionals understand how to take advantage of. But what about those who aren’t working yet, specifically college students who are about to graduate but have no idea what they want to do afterwards? Read more. Related stories: LinkedIn launches careers app for students (Mercury News) and LinkedIn doubles down on Recruiter (TechCrunch.)
How Fitbit Became The Next Big Thing In Corporate Wellness – FC
When the university’s health center introduced a weight-loss challenge in 2014 with an option to buy a discounted Fitbit, Broviak enthusiastically signed on. In a single month, he topped 1 million steps and eventually shed 30 pounds and lowered his cholesterol to normal levels, after also changing his diet … Broviak is not alone in his health kick. Employers across the country are handing out activity trackers by the thousands and creating corporate wellness challenges to motivate employees to adopt healthier—and more productive—lifestyles. Read more.
Trending Topics (Workers Happier Than Ever? Ages When We Do Our Best Work )
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Are Workers Happier Than Ever? – Bloomberg
Is it possible for workers to be generally content with their jobs but hate everything about work? Employee satisfaction is at its highest level in 10 years, yet workers report low satisfaction with their benefits, compensation, time off, and “respectful treatment of employees” at work, according to an annual survey of 600 employees by the Society for Human Resource Management. Read more. Related story: Employees Only ‘Moderately’ Engaged (HRE Online.)
These Are The Ages When We Do Our Best Work – FC
People tend to succeed at predictable, average age ranges, but our cognitive capacity isn’t bound by statistics. So when do we do our best work? I took a look at the data on some of today’s most successful people to find the answers. Read more.
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Did You Know
On April 28 (Thursday) more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. If you’re one of those 37 million, here are some do’s and don’ts of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day (Forbes).
Term of the Week
Managed Care: A health care system in which the provider manages the care of the individual for a fixed fee. The opposite of this preventive intervention (or, population-based) approach is fee-for-service. Managed care emphasizes wellness and prevention.
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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