5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, HR, HR & Marketing, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team. Get back into your post-turkey groove with these 5 must-reads:

1. The Battle for Global Recruiting Domination: Indeed vs. LinkedIn: With over 300 million profiles and presence in 200 countries, LinkedIn seems to be the dominant player for global recruitment. But there is competition from a new kid on the block. Indeed.

2. Overtime Pay Is Crucial For A Strong Middle Class: The extra-pay-for-extra-work idea has fallen out of fashion in most salaried, non-unionized workplaces, largely because it’s no longer legally required.

3. Why Are Companies Still Avoiding Telecommuting?: Big-name telecommuting failures like those experienced by Yahoo! and Best Buy “prove” it doesn’t work. But really, they only prove that telecommuting with little oversight and evaluation doesn’t work as a management system by itself.

4. The marketer’s guide to the benefits of Vimeo over YouTube: It’s very hard to argue against YouTube’s dominance in terms of volume, audience, and reach. Yet, when it comes to creating online video for your business, there might be a better choice.

5. Do Good Looks Lead to Success?: This infographic from Brighton School of Business and Management delves deeper into the controversial question – does it pay to be pretty?

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.