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Microbes vs. Flu Shot

This is not me, but it is an image of what pneumonia looks like in xray.  Despite my best efforts (flu and pneumonia vaccines are current), I succumbed to flu last weekend.  Couple that with my 56 year old asthmatic lungs, and you get pneumonia.  Or at least, I got pneumonia.  BUT- I'm still encouraging you to get your flu shot if you haven't already. I've had flu and pneumonia before, and have to say that while I've been sick this week, the symptoms haven't been as severe and my recovery is proceeding faster.

My one regret this week was that I hauled myself into work on Wednesday after 4 days in bed, only to realize that I was sicker than I thought and my presence only served to terrify my germ-averse coworkers. I apologize for indulging in presenteeism, and will commit to staying out of the office until I'm really on the mend.  You can download a free guide from Kronos on managing flu season at your workplace.

And speaking of health issues, the PPACA is front of mind at many organizations.  See the following articles of interest from this week:

Companies Prepare for Health Law (Wall Street Journal)

Play or Pay With Obamacare? 7 Reasons Why “Pay” Is Not the Easy Answer (TLNT)

Fast-Food Chains Cut Worker Hours, Blame Obamacare (Yahoo)

What have Kronos people been talking about this week?

Finding the Ultimate Answer via @SmarterCafe

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: #productivity, #labortracking, #HR, #WFM

Roll-Tide Recruiting via @SmarterCafe

CIPD say employers are _missing a trick' if they don't offer older workers flexible working via @simonmacpherson

One More Cloud Resolution for 2013 via @SmarterCafe

@WF_Institute at Kronos Predicts Top Trends in Workforce Management for 2013

Transformation to Managing in the Moment via @fmoreno44

Workforce Management Industry Embraces Managing in the Moment with #Kronos

Stop by the #Kronos booth at #NRF13 for a good cause - In lieu of give-a-ways we'll donate $5 for every badge we scan to #SandyRelief.

Health Care Reform is here to stay. Do you have a plan? Download Mercer report: Health Care Reform After the Decision:

[WHITEPAPER] Workforce Technology: Improving Productivity and Insight

And here's a sampling of interesting articles from the world of work this week:

Moving From #BigData to Real Insight via @hrbartender @sharlyn_lauby

What To Do After a Bad Job Interview via @hrbartender

8 Awesome Resolutions You Actually Can--and Definitely Should--Keep via @Inc

Help Your Workforce Make a Stress-less New Year's Resolution via @TLNT_com

It's Passion That Blurs the Lines Separating Work and Play via @HealthyLiving

50 Reasons Why the World of Work Needs Blogs (in #HR) via @blogging4jobs

How's Your Job? Which Professions Are Prospering via @WSJ

60% of Employees Haven't Gotten Useful Feedback From Boss in 6 Months via @blogging4jobs

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation via @TIMEBusiness

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