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Week in Review – Popular Content
Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force – NYT
A recent Pew Research Center analysis of federal employment data lays out the numbers. In May 2000, 12.8 percent of those older than 65 held a job. By this May, the number had climbed substantially, to 18.8 percent. Learn more.
Age related from SHRM: Should Workers Over 40 Have Four-Day Weekends?
Tags: Health, Retirement, Work-life Balance
LinkedIn shifts into video, starts by letting influencers post 30-second clips
LinkedIn has decided to shift into the video space with the release of a standalone iOS app called Record. It lets you use 30-second video clips to respond to curated topics established by LinkedIn’s editorial team, or start your own. Read more.
Tags: Video, LinkedIn
(Changing Employee Behavior, Power an Organization with Love?)
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.
Virgin Atlantic Tested 3 Ways to Change Employee Behavior – HBR
We partnered with Virgin Atlantic Airways on a field experiment to understand how the behavior of employees—in this case, airline captains—influences fuel efficiency, and how low-cost company interventions can influence (employee) behavior. Read more.
Tags: Behavioral economics
Can You Really Power an Organization with Love?
For centuries, outside the business context, we have heard about the power and virtue of love. Why do we hear so little about it in the context of work? Read more.
Tags: Organizational Culture
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This Week’s Featured Events
Did You Know
August 9 is Book Lovers Day. Book reading, a great hobby, is important one, too. Employers look for it on resumes. Reading is educational, informative, and relaxing. It makes us both smarter, and happier people. Book Lovers Day is a great day to celebrate. Just grab an interesting book, find a quiet, cozy place, and crack open the cover.
Term of the Week
E-Learning: E-learning is a method of education via the Internet or other computer related resources. It presents just-in-time information in a flexible learning plan. E-learning can be combined with face-to-face courses for a blended learning approach.
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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