Five Things You Need to Know This Week…

Hello and welcome back. Get your mind off your holiday to-do list with these five reads:

1. Moneyball for Recruiting Financial Advisers? It Exists. PriceMetrix provides data that offers insight into whether a firm should hire a financial adviser, much like sabermetrics in baseball.

2. How Tim Cook's Attention to Culture Could Grow Apple Even More. In a big change from the Job's era, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, is focusing Apple's people in an effort to drive the business with programs like “Blue Sky” and sabbaticals for long-time employees.


039;. A Subway worker goes on a rant in the form of an email to the Consumerist about how they should not be blamed by customers for everything that happens at their franchisee location.

4. A Desk to Save You From Dying Because You Sit Too Much. An ergonomics expert and high-end furniture designer have teamed up to bring office workers a workstation they’re calling the healthiest way to link the human body with computers “until the computer becomes a part of our body.”

5. Exhausted? Survey Says 87% Are Overworking. A recent survey by Wrike has found that 87% of workers say they overwork on a regular basis. This infographic takes a look at productivity, work-life balance realities, threats and motivators.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!


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Holland Dombeck McCue
Holland Dombeck McCue is the former the Editor turned blogger here at Fistful of Talent. She joined the group in August of 2011 and launched FOT's podcast, The CYA Report, and monthly webinar series. Now she gets to participate in all the HR/talent pundit fun. Check her out on Twitter via @Holland_Dombeck.

One Comment

  1. Jemma Taylor says:

    Interesting new developments! Tim was bound to have a hard time after the departure of Steve but I sometimes wonder if they have chosen the right guy…I do not expect great products but is this guy working on anything more than launching Iphone6 apart from sabbaticals for long time employees?

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