We Know Next Weekly Recap, March 5th - March 9th

News Updates

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

The second annual Telework Week, took place this past week and encouraged businesses, government agencies and individuals to telecommute and evaluate the potential consumer costs and environmental savings. Meanwhile, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson, increasing numbers of U.S. workers say they would be willing to trade some of their pay for more secure and generous retirement benefits. On the technology front, with more human resource professionals using mobile devices as their go-to communication tools, we take a look at HR-specific apps for analytics, time-and-attendance tracking, performance feedback and more. And according to research from Deloitte Consulting, as talent demands and searches become increasingly global, organizations face growing pressure to deploy talent strategies that can scale for size and efficiency and focus on regional markets. This month’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey was released yesterday, reporting that half of manufacturing companies and a quarter of service-sector companies polled plan to expand their payrolls in March 2012.

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