5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Hey FOT Nation—check out these 5 things you don’t want to miss out on this week!

1. Hey Cynics, Hold That Cold Water: Why The Ice Bucket Challenge WorkedNarcissism is part of public philanthropy, though it may be too harsh a word. Enlightened self interest is better – because it’s not just showing off. 

2. What Do You Wear to Work When Your Job Has No Dress Code?Raise your hand if you don’t know what “business casual” actually means. That’s what we thought.

3. 10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Leaving YouThe days of lifetime employment at a single company are long gone, but there are still a few things you can do to help improve your retention rates.

4. A Field Guide To All The Jerks You Work With: All that goodwill generated by your wonderful coworkers can evaporate completely when a few jerks appear.

5. Incompetent Managers Don’t Want to Hear Your Ideas Incompetent managers who are personally threatened by employee suggestions send signals that they are unreceptive, shutting off avenues of new ideas, the researchers say.

Have a great week!

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.