5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team! Here are 5 things to get your post-Easter week started off right:

1. Incentivize Recruiters For a More Successful Hiring Process: Oddly enough, not a lot of attention seems to be paid to giving incentives to the people who actually provide the experience to candidates: recruiters.

2. The Happiest Companies In America: The ranking is based on exclusive survey data from PayScale, which asked employees across hundreds of companies, “How satisfied are you in your job?”

3. General Mills Backtracks on Legal Policy After Angering Facebook UsersGeneral Mills inadvertently shocked social-media users everywhere this week after an update to its legal policy was interpreted as preventing customers from suing the company if they Like any of its brands on Facebook.

4. Why You Need To Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are: Do you rush through the morning paper, barely skimming the headlines while answering emails and making kids’ lunches? Do you compete with coworkers over how late you stay at the office each night?

5. Recruiters Turn to Niche Social Sites to Find Talent: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus have become familiar hunting grounds for most recruiters. But today, more-enterprising talent professionals are going beyond the “big four” to unearth talented passive candidates who demonstrate their abilities on lesser-known industry niche sites.

Happy Monday!