The rear view mirror – a look at 2007
Anne Freedman of Human Resource Executive offers an annotated HR’s Year in Review, with most items linked to the original news stories. It’s a comprehensive snapshot of some of the year’s most important stories – a good recap!
Michael Fox of Jottings by an Employer’s Lawyer suggests that the wage and hour law was the biggest story for 2007 and predicts that story will likely be important again in 2008, and beyond.
Business Insurance offers their list of the Top 10 employee benefits stories of 2007.
Lifehacker recaps 20 of their popular Top 10 Lists of 2007 and also offers a roundup of their readers’ suggestions for best tech tools, gadgets and life hacks in 2007.
Planning for the future – 2008
We start off the new year with employee confidence in the economy and their own employment situation at a low level. Hopefully, things will go up from here. A few HR experts and business observers offer their thoughts on the year ahead.
Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership Blog tells us that 2008 is the International Year of the Potato so adjust your business plans accordingly. He has compiled a roundup of business press articles with thoughts and predictions about 2008.
Workplace Prof Blog points us to some predictions for Workplace Trends for 2008.
Susan Heatherfield of’s Human Resources offers The Top 10 Resolutions for Your Possible New Year.
Diane Danielson of HR Blog suggests a tool for customizing your year end goals.
SHRM features a 2008 HR Trendbook, a special supplement to HR Magazine. You can view a list of the topics covered and a brief introduction, but full access requires membership.
Inc. Technology compiles their suggestions for the 10 Must Have Tech Tools for 2008.
And if your best laid plans for 2008 are already are slipping out of control. Lifehacker suggests Free Tools to Manage New Year’s Resolutions


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