Short takes from the blogosphere: Zappos, texting game, minimum wage, interviewing vets & more
Follow up - No sooner did we post about Zappos great corporate culture when Jeff Bezos of Amazon up and bought the company "...for 10 million shares of Amazon stock, worth nearly $900 million at its current level," in addition to $40 million in cash and stock for employees. Coincidental timing, we had no insider knowledge! Kris Dunn of HR Capitalist posts about the cultural changes that are likely to ensue.
Safety game - Take the text while driving game to see how you fare when you multitask while driving.
Minimum wage - As of last Friday, the federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 download an updated Minimum Wage posting notice.
KnowHR is featuring a three-part guest post on "what's right with HR" anonymously authored by a senior HR executive at a well-known company. Part One: Great HR is invisible; Part Two: Great HR is invisible because Great HR people like it that way; and Part Three: Great leaders expect their HR people to be great.
Minding the Workplace offers the “Eightfold Path” to a Psychologically Healthy Workplace, a questionaire designed to help determine whether or not a workplace is psychologically healthy, productive, and socially responsible towards its own workers.
Legal matters - Mark Toth of Manpower Employment Blawg posts about the $35 million settlement Wal-Mart will pay in a class action suit which alleged that 88,000 Washington employees were forced to skip rest and meal breaks or work off the clock.
Military matters - Fistful of Talent notes that an estimated 185,000 military service members will be entering the work force this year and offers a good post on how to interview a veteran.
Wellness - Fiona Gathrwight of Corporate Wellness Insights posts that the proposed Senate Health Reform Bill would expand wellness incentives.
Bad bosses - In HR Daily Advisor, author Lynn Taylor offers some tips from her book Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior.