The Week That Was

It's most definitely too cold to go outside in most areas of the country, so cuddle up with these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of Jan. 12.

1. The Pursuit of Happiness: Some companies have appointed "chief happiness officers" to boost engagement and productivity. Is the idea worthy of talent managers’ attention?

2. 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Workplace Happiness: Instead of making the usual glum commitments about taming bad habits, why not focus on what will really make you happy at work and in life?

3. All On Board: How Companies Use First-Year Development: Onboarding is usually among the first development programs cut. But as this special report shows, a new hire’s early tenure experience is critical.

4. Intuit Digs Data: Since launching a workforce analytics team in 2010, the software firm has uncovered new insights that have saved money and driven business results.

5. What Intel's $300M Diversity Budget Can Teach Other Businesses: Companies can't simply buy diversity. Organizational culture must shift in order to create lasting change.

In Other News …

Younger workers don't think their bosses are tapping their full potential.

That's according to a survey from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., profiled this week in The Wall Street Journal. The survey said just 1 in 4 young workers think their current employer is making the most of their potential. Read more here.

Also, what you can earn working at Facebook, via Business Insider. Read here.