5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team—get your morning started with these 5 must-reads!:

1.Why Are So Many Zappos Employees Leaving?: The online shoe retailer Zappos has always stood out for its unconventional human-resources philosophy.

2. The Silver Tsunami – Recruiting An Aging Labor ForceUSA Today reports that a survey of American workers found that 82 percent of the respondents age 60 and older either are working, or expect to keep working past the age of 65.

3. Ad seeks candidates for ‘worst job in town’ with no Friday beers: This job advertisement might just be the perfect embodiment of reverse psychology.

4. AOL’s identity crisis: The company may ditch the ‘AOL’ brand: Because AOL was one of the first brands of the internet, some consumers love it. But, for that same reason, it also doesn’t jibe with people who love HuffPo today, for example.

5. 8 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes that don’t sanitize his legacy: His words can teach us a lot about what it means to be an activist and advocate for social justice.

Have a great day, FOT Nation!

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.