5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week! Get your Monday started right with these 5 must-read articles:

1. Brian Williams to take hiatus from ‘NBC Nightly News’ after fake Iraq war story controversyNBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams announced on Saturday that he will be taking a brief hiatus from the television news program amid controversy surrounding a false story he told about being aboard a helicopter that was downed by RPG fire during the Iraq War in 2003.

2. To Celebrate Birthdays at Work or Not?: The seemingly innocuous workplace birthday celebration has spawned lawsuits about age and religious discrimination, generated numerous questions on attorney-advice websites, and inspired lengthy discussions on social media.

3. Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating: The tools and information shared with veterans leaving service are inadequately preparing them for the civilian conversation.

4. More HR Jobs Requiring Big Data Skills: In the last quarter of 2014, some 1,500 HR generalist jobs required some knowledge or use of big data tools, more than a one-third increase over 2013.

5. 6 Insider Tips From Copyblogger On How To Build A Content Empire #socialtoolkit: Brian is the writing machine and CEO of Copyblogger Media. And he has taken his company from a simple blog, to a rapidly growing content and software company.

Have a great week, FOT Nation!