We Know Next Weekly Recap, March 19th- 23rd

News Updates

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

According to a survey on injuries in the workplace, where researchers examined the risks of occupational injury in terms of socio-demographic factors, employment characteristics and organizational factors, injury risk increased 37 percent for employees with difficult family issues. Also, as the recession lifts, a better-than expected performance in the temporary staffing industry has experts wondering whether it’s more than just the economy spurring this growth or that employers may be considering the strategic advantages of turning to staffing agencies in good times and bad.

An analysis of compensation surveys released by Mercer last month found that women held just 14 percent of the executive-level jobs at Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. Meanwhile, retaliation claims have increased dramatically in the last two years, creating the most significant legal risk to employers today, according to employment law expert Joseph Beachboard. To be successful, young workers need to develop a lot more than job-specific knowledge, experts say. Communications skills are the most important and hardest to find, according to China Gorman, CEO of the CMG Group, a talent management consultancy. And if you're "Mad About Mad Men", be sure to read Jonathan Segal's latest post on Don Draper and sexism in the workplace. 

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