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That’s Good HR Weekly News Update – June 3, 2011

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Don't sweat itJune is here and the temperatures are rising but you don’t have to sweat keeping up with the important news of the week. Simply sign up to receive our blog posts right to your email inbox and That’s Good HR will make sure that you have a copy of my weekly news snapshot to keep you current. This week has some interesting information on managing your "generationally" (I think I just made up a new word) diverse workforce that is becoming increasingly more tech savvy. Enjoy the weekend and stay cool.


May 2011 Economic Briefing: The Marion County unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent from 8.9 percent in March 2011 to 8.5 percent in April 2011 dropping 0.5 percent below the national rate. The
Indianapolis-MSA rate dropped 0.5 percent from 8.1 percent in March 2011 to 7.6 percent in April 2011. (from developindy.com) 

The Truth About Generation Entitlement: After a decade of bad press, Millennials in the workforce are speaking up and speaking out about the accusation of vocational entitlement and why it’s time to rethink the role of young professionals. (from portfolio.com)

The Mobile Recruitment Revolution: Today, there are 91.4 million mobile internet users in the United States and this will jump to 132.5 million—a whopping 41.5 percent of the U.S. population—by 2015, according to eMarketer.

Back towards a US double-dip:The US economy was supposed to be in bloom by late spring, but it is hardly growing at all. Expectations for second-quarter growth are not much better than the measly 1.8 per cent annualized rate of the first quarter. (From Financial Times)
Employees using social media: How many times do we have to tell you? It seems like every week there are a couple of social media-induced lawsuits in the news. And there is no end in site, as people try to figure out (again) what speech is free and what speech is slanderous and damaging. Here are a couple of recent lawsuits in the news. (from Techrepublic.com)

Hell Hath No Fury Like An Employee Ignored: Laying out a clear vision for your company is one thing. Getting your employees to buy in and implement it is an entirely different animal. Dwight Eisenhower said real leadership is getting someone else to do something you want done because they want to do it. (From Openforum.com)

Personal mobile devices create security headaches for biz: Results of a recent survey of 1,400 technology professionals in 14 nations show 21% of companies have no restrictions on use of personal mobile devices, while 58% have lightweight policies, and only 20% have stringent guidelines. (from usatoday.com)

Equal Benefits Gain Ground: Employers that provide equal benefits to employees with same-sex partners and spouses confront many challenges. Benefits managers must keep track of conflicting—and changing—state laws on same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships. (From SHRM.org)