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May 27, 2011
Summer schoolSchool is almost out for summer, right? Maybe for your kids and teachers, but not for the rest of us. It is important that we keep on learning and working right through the heat of summer vacation. To that end, I promise to do my best to keep your summer learning light and easy with our weekly news updates. This is a quick way for you to get a great dose of weekly HR, Indianapolis staffing and local news all in one place. If you have not yet subscribed to receive our blog updates via email or RSS feed, just look to the right on our blog and it is easy to do.  If you have kids or friends who are looking for summer work, we would love to meet them so please send them our way.

State’s jobless rate falls again, to 8.2 percent: Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in April, the lowest it’s been in more than two years, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday morning. (From IBJ.com)

The Case For Hiring People Who Never Seem Like They’re Having A Bad Day.: (HR Capitalist.com): You know the type I’m talking about.  The person on your team (or around your team) who never seems like they’re having a bad day.  They’re the perfect mix of not being negative or overly cynical, but not so sugar-filled that the enthusiasm seems fake.

Workplace Visions Publication from SHRM: Higher Productivity, Higher Skills: Preparing for a New Hiring Cycle.

Generation Wired Goes To Work: 5 Tips for New Grads and ‘Old’ Bosses : (Fox Business):

‘Think my wife is hot?’ and other job interviewer gaffes:  Here are some common and not-so-common interview questions to avoid, and ones to embrace the next time an interviewee walks through the door.

Nature vs. Nurture: Harnessing the Social Media Behavior of Employees, Your Greatest Brand Asset: Employees have always been a reflection of a brand and for the most part, they are aware of this responsibility. So how can organizations leverage the social savvy employee effectively and develop policies, programs and training that meet their needs?

How To Network When You Have No Time: Let’s talk about time, as it relates to networking. Think about some of the best networkers you know. All of them have the same 24 hours as you do. So it’s really not the time—you can’t have more time than anybody is else out there. 24 hours is what we get. (From openforum.com)

Employers see benefits of workplace flexibility: Workplace flexibility — telecommuting, flexible hours and other employee accommodations — is an idea growing on employers who are trying to grow their companies out of the recession. (Marketwatch.com)

The Secrets to Their Success: What Smart Companies Understand About Talent Intelligence: These companies are able to position themselves as best places to work because they rely on data to inform all of their recruitment decisions. (The Hiring Site)