5 Things You Should Know This Week

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

Welcome back to the grind, FOT Nation! Go grab your coffee and get your week started with these 5 must-reads:

1. Hire Them Both’ — a Buddy Hire Option Is a Powerful Deal Closing Tool: If you are experiencing great difficulty in convincing a reluctant superstar or magnet hire candidate to say yes to a job offer, there are few more powerful convincing tools than a “buddy hire” program.

2. Why Emoji Are Suddenly Acceptable at Work: Not only have emoji arrived, they’ve arrived at legitimate non-adolescent-filled places such as messages from parents and emails among co-workers.

3. A graduate degree doesn’t guarantee you’ll get rich: Once upon a time, becoming a white-collar professional like a doctor, lawyer, or college professor meant you would be rich — or at least, richer than most everyone else.

4. These Are The New Rules Of Work: Work is increasingly both everywhere and nowhere—more deeply embedded in our lives than ever before, but disappearing as a discrete activity.

5. How much is your job offer really worth?: With these flashy new benefits served alongside a potentially low base salary, how do you know what your job offer is really worth?

Have a great Monday!

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.