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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 via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs

More jobs for class of 2013 than class of 2012 via @TodayMoney

The Technology Storm: Where We Learn via @Ray_anne @blogging4jobs

RT @HRTechConf: Build your daily #HrTechConf schedule, browse sessions & exhibitors. -

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

What Does It Take to Create a Successful Company: via @hrbartender

RT @williamtincup: #hrtechconf - Speakers - Sponsors - Exhibitors

Employees Make It Clear: Here's What They Need to Really be Engaged via @TLNT_com

Survey: 75% of Workers Are Accessing Social Media While on the Job via @TLNT_com

In tech jobs market, data analysis is tops 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 #supplychain #CSCMP2012

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: #Cloud #KronosCloud

The Forecast is Cloudy - and That's Good via @WF_Institute #Cloud #KronosCloud

The Times They Are A-Changin' - Part 2 via @SmarterCafe

#Kronos Announces Latest Version of #TeleStaff Public Safety #Scheduling Solution: htt://

A miracle doesn't occur after a training course to produce business results. via @SmarterCafe

Fewer People Applying For #Jobs In The #Retail Sector

New from @TheCurveInsider: Don't Bring a Pillow to a Knife Fight

Cloudy Dayz - The latest reports and predictions: via @ToddBlackHRMS #Cloud #KronosCloud #CloudComputing #HRTechConf

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

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