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HR News to Know: March 30th, 2012

HR News to Know: March 30th, 2012

March 30, 2012

By: Connie Blaszczyk, Managing Editor, Resource Center

The Supreme Court’s oral arguments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act dominated news headlines this week -- a topic that Melanie Berkowitz wrote about in the Resource Center when the law first passed.

Here are some of the other stories we noticed this week on recruiting, hiring and management:

  • Sixty Minutes profiles Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne
    Marchionne is credited with saving the automaker from bankruptcy. This CBS story highlights his unconventional leadership style. What is leadership? It’s a question we posed to author Gary Burnison in this Resource Center interview.
  • Newsweek: The Mad Men Issue
    The current issue of Newsweek is a fun throwback to the1960s that looks at office norms and behavior of the time. Newsweek contributing editor Eleanor Clift writes about her experiences as a Newsweek staff writer in the ‘60s, an era she describes in detail -- including on the job martinis “the size of bird baths.”
  • The Consumerization of IT
    Consumerization of IT may not be a cocktail party buzzword just yet. But as this story from  points out, the trend is having an adverse impact on front-line IT professionals. And check out highlights from Kyle Lagunas’ roundtable discussion of the consumerization of IT trend with Citrix Systems’ Brandy Fulton, among others. 

And check out this week's Monster 5 for Friday: Talent War Edition

Enjoy -- and happy weekend!

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