Five Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

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

1. Why Hire An MBA When You Can Rent One? A growing number of companies are using freelance MBAs to access the same brain power they might find at a top-tier consulting firm.

2. LinkedIn Unleashes A Trio Of Apps To Connect The Modern Worker. LinkedIn has released three new apps to help the professional network build a global economic graph that connects every company, college, and worker in the world.

3. McDonald’s Hotline Caught Urging Employee To Get Food Stamps. A longterm McDonald’s employee shared a recorded a conversation she had with the quick-service chain’s McResources hotline and shared it with the fair labor advocacy group Low Pay Is Not OK.

4. Twitter To Wait Until After IPO To Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — To Board. Twitter is planning on waiting until after its IPO — which is set to take place next week — to name its first woman to its board.

5. Companies Cover Travel Costs To Help Patients Save Thousands On Health Care. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private U.S. employer, provides health coverage, runs a voluntary Centers of Excellence program that sends people to one of six hospital systems around the U.S. for certain heart, spine and transplant surgeries at no cost to the patient.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!