Five Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Culture, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOTNation, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another great week with FOT. Kick your Monday off right with these five must-reads:

1. Silicon Valley pros teach inmates tech sector to help them get jobs upon release: The rigorous, six-month training teaches carefully selected inmates the ins and outs of designing and launching technology firms, using local experts as volunteer instructors.

2. Dell to Move Large Numbers of Employees to Flexible and Home Work: Dell is showing other big companies that remote work is not something to be feared but should be encouraged.

3. Why Employees Love Working For Costco: Wholesale retailer Costco has the most satisfied employees, according to the 2013 Retail Report Card generated by, an online job review forum.

4. Study: Most Accept Workplace Facial Hair, But There’s A ‘Mustache Ceiling’: The American Mustache Institute (AMI), the national chapter of a global organization dedicated to battling discrimination against the mustached community, yesterday released the first major study on facial hair in the workplace since 1991.

5. How to Keep Your Business Staffed During the Holidays: With the holidays upon us and employees eager to use vacation days before yearend, many small employers are trying to keep their business adequately staffed without facing employee resentment.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!

Cara Lucas
Cara is the Marketing Manager here at Kinetix and resident Renaissance woman. She refers to herself as a writer, but we think that’s limiting. Instead we call her many things: co-strategist, idea machine, brand builder, Kinetixizer, social-media plugger, blogger, and all-around creative specialist. If you wanna schmooze, try talking DIY and fitness, then top it off with a quick kid or pet mention—gets her every time. Tweet her at @caralucas44.