Five Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Happy 311 Day!  Kick your week off with these fine reads:

1. Google to Cut 10% of Motorola’s Workforce. Google plans to shed a total of 1,200 jobs in China, India and the U.S., with their next round of Motorola workforce layoffs.

2. We Love Our Phone, But Should Employee’s Be Paid For Using Them Off-Duty? If you provide your employees with mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, then it is suggested that you have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours.

3. New Guidance Defining “Son Or Daughter” Under The Family And Medical Leave Act.  This past January, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued guidance to clarify the definition of an adult “son or daughter” under FMLA. Are you up to speed?

4. There’ll Be a New Way to Measure Clout. A new site called “HireInfluence” is building a database of contacts to eventually “identify, analyze, and verify an individual’s influence and networking value.”

5. Employers Now Using Sensors To Track Your Productivity. Companies like Bank of America and Steelcase, hoping to leverage the power of Big Data to make their offices leaner and more productive, are king employees to strap on sensors that record every movement, meeting, and conversation that happens during the day.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!