Friday, March 23, 2012

WIRTW #219 (the “madness” edition)

Workforce Management is celebrating in 90th anniversary. To commemorate this event (and to cleverly tie-in to March’s favorite non-green event), the magazine is running its own bracket challenge. It is asking its readers to vote on two different brackets — The Pop Culture Bracket (which features such intriguing first round match-ups at Seinfeld vs. Taxi and Murphy Brown vs. Monsters, Inc.) and the Workforce Impact Bracket (which pits the FMLA against the FLSA, Gloria Steinem against Background Checks, and Social Media against ERISA, among others). Voting is being done in stages every two weeks, with round 1 open until April 1.

For the curious:

  • In the Pop Culture Bracket, my final four vies The Office vs. Network and The Mary Tyler Moore Show vs. Philadelphia, with The Mary Tyler Moore Show taking down The Office in the finals.
  • My Workforce Impact Bracket advances The Internet to face Title VII, and AFL-CIO Teamsters to face Sexual Harassment, with The Internet edging Sexual Harassment in the finals.

How do your brackets play out? Let me know in the comments, or on Twitter @jonhyman.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations

Until next week…