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Sunday reading for January 5, 2014:

1. The folks over at the CompensationCafe have a great post up sharing their key learnings in 2013. They were all very powerful, but some that really stood out to me were the importance of recognition, listening to employees, and avoiding delays on matters related to bonus and equity payouts. This one has insights from comp gurus Dan Walter, Derek IrvineMargaret O’Hanlon, and Ann Bares. For those of you who (like me) can’t get enough of comp this is a must read. Check it out here

2. Jobs expert Lou Adler has a great post up on Linkedin highlighting some of his observed best hiring practices. As a former full-time recruiter, I can speak firsthand to the wisdom in Lou’s words here. Reading Lou’s piece, I found myself recalling some of the best and worst hiring processes I’ve ever been a part of. In almost all cases, the more of Lou’s best practice boxes a hiring manager checked, the better the employment outcomes. I’ve built this one up enough (I think), so head over to Linkedin and read the full post here.

3. Last but certainly not least, Lexie Forman Ortiz (the Community Manager at SmartRecruiters) has a great deck up at Slideshare on social connectivity and why it matters to HR. I actually read this one a little while back, but I came across it again today and realized I just had to share it. What I took from this deck was the importance of authenticity and listening. A company that approaches social through this lens will be able to both effectively define their employer brand and build an effective talent pipeline. On a more personal level, the team leading the social outreach effort will also meet some interesting people and (perhaps) develop meaningful relationships. This is a short and insightful read, so take a few minutes and check the full deck out here.

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