07.10.12 The Morning Buzz



RSVP for ELGL Forum with Former Governor Barbara Roberts – Please join us on Thursday, July 12, for an ELGL brown-bag session with former Oregon Governor and current Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts.

ELGL Social Hour at OCCMA Conference – Learn more about ELGL and how our membership is redefining the future of local government in Oregon!

RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

ELGL Eugene Meeting Update – Your invited to attend the ELGL-Eugene luncheon meeting to be held Thursday, July 19th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. hosted by Lane County.


Curbing Panhandling…With Puppies? – A potentially novel solution to two tough problems.

The Public Sector Vs. The Private Sector In One Colossal Chart – A few weeks ago, we put together a feature comparing the public and private sectors, noting that Obama’s gaffe that the private sector was doing “fine” really wasn’t that much of a gaffe. When you really dissect the economy, it is the private sector that’s doing “fine” and the public sector that’s ailing.


What Employers are Thinking When They Look at Your Facebook Page – Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages.

Can we all just get along? Generational Diversity according to Malcolm Gladwell – From selling $8.00 T-Shirts to author and keynote for #SHRM12′s annual global conference, Malcolm Gladwell began his session with the phraze, “The tipping point of society is that magic moment when social behavior tips and spreads like wildflower.”

Seven Mistakes Leaders Make in Setting Goals – Forbes  – One organizational area that tends to tie a company in knots is the way leaders set goals. Most managers struggle to find the right balance between being too tough or too easy — and when they overcompensate either way it can cause unintentional complexity.

Office Space for the Wandering Worker – I wrote this column from the office of CleanEdison, a green energy consultancy on Fifth Avenue. The company has a spare room that it uses to store old office supplies, collect cardboard boxes and host members of a mobile work force. On Monday, when I visited, I worked quietly as three women had a meeting about their event-planning business and a Labrador retriever wandered in and out.

Meditation can keep you more focused at work, study says – All sorts of gizmos and gadgets can help you be more productive at work, and theories abound on how you should structure your days to get more done.

Sitting for More Than Three Hours a Day Cuts Life Expectancy – Sitting down for more than three hours a day can shave a person’s life expectancy by two years, even if he or she is physically active and refrains from dangerous habits like smoking, according to a study to be published on Tuesday in the online journal BMJ Open.

4 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After an Interview – You landed the interview, and as far as you’re concerned? You nailed that sucker.

10 Pieces of Lame Job-Search Advice – Not every piece of job search advice you hear is worth following. In fact, some of it is downright bad and will hurt your chances. Here are 10 pieces of advice that you should ignore every time.

Why You Should Plan to Work Until Age 70 -Only about half of households are on track to maintain their current standard of living upon retirement at age 66. However, if workers are willing to delay retirement until age 70, 86 percent can expect to enjoy a comfortable retirement, according to recent Center for Retirement Research at Boston College calculations.

How and When to Ask Your Employer for a Raise  – If it’s been a while since your last pay raise, you may be overdue and thinking about having a talk with your boss. But before busting through the door and demanding additional compensation for all you do, consider these tips to increase your chances of success:

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5 ways to get more ‘pins’ on Pinterest – Pinterest is the third-most popular social network in the U.S. The virtual pin board, in which people and brands share images, retains users at a high rate. Not only do people spend a lot of time on the site, but also it drives a good percentage of traffic to others websites and 40 percent of social media purchases. Plus, it’s growing.

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