We Know Next Weekly Recap: September 10-14th

News Updates

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

Contrary to some reports that working just a little bit longer—to age 70—will allow between 80 percent and 90 percent of households to have adequate income in retirement, new research by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows that for approximately one-third of U.S. households between the ages of 30 and 59, that won’t be enough.

For this crop of Generation Y, chronic fatigue syndrome has always been officially recognized with clinical guidelines, point-and-shoot cameras are retro, and Mr. Burns of “The Simpsons”—not J.R. Ewing of the 1980s-era show “Dallas”—is the most shot-at man on American TV.These and other revelations that appear on the latest Mindset List are enough to give employers pause as they reach out to this demographic of employees and job candidates.

Ask some human resource managers what type of work they conduct virtually, and they might look at you with disdain before providing answers that clearly show they find the assumption behind the question outdated.

U.S. employers often treat “the holiday season” as the period from November to January each year, says Mark Fowler of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and design policies to fit U.S. norms. But these practices can exclude those with other religious beliefs.

Only in the government would a strategic plan be adopted in order to develop a strategic enforcement plan, which was the case when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted a strategic plan earlier this year. On Sept. 4, 2012, the agency released a draft strategic enforcement plan, highlighting the agency’s national priorities.

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