5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR, Working With Recruiters

Happy 2016, FOT Nation! Ring in the year’s first new week with these 5 must-reads:

1.New Year, New Wages: On January 1st, laws raising the minimum wage in 12 states go into effect.

2. Outrageous Talent Practices – They Grab The Attention Of Top Talent: If you’re battling to recruit and retain top talent, you must have talent practices that go beyond the mundane in order to get their attention.

3. What Crossfit’s Murph Workout Taught Me About Goals: All of us are capable of achieving far more than we allow our minds to conceive.

4. Mark Zuckerberg’s challenge in 2016 is to build an AI butler like in ‘Iron Man’: This year, Zuckerberg is clearly envious of Iron Man Tony Stark’s futuristic life. He’s challenged himself to code his own version of JARVIS from “Iron Man,” thedigital butler who controlled Stark’s life and home.

5. The ultimate guide on how to use Snapchat, explained by a 23-year-oldMillennials love it, but Snapchat’s user interface isn’t very intuitive for the uninitiated.

Have a great Monday, everyone!

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.