Friend in need
Professor of Management John Sullivan was quoted in a Jan. 27 New York Times article about the preference companies give to job candidates referred by employees. "You’re not going to find top performers at a job fair. Whether it’s fair or not, you need to have employees make referrals for you if you want to find a job," Sullivan said. "In the H.R. world, applicants from Monster or other job boards carry a stigma."
Director of Labor Studies John Logan commented on union gains among non-white workers for a Jan. 25 Huffington Post report. "Latino workers have proved receptive to organized labor's message, and demographic changes may also help build unions in other states, such as Nevada and even Texas," Logan said.
His own style
Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman gave his assessment of Gov. Jerry Brown's well-received State of the State address for a Jan. 24 Inside Bay Area article. "But the combination of these (oft-used rhetorical) elements was just eclectic enough and oddly organized" to make them uniquely Brown's, Tuman said about the speech that contained a mix of rhetorical flourishes, poetic allusions, biblical stories, historical references. "If you looked at all the different things he had before the speech, you'd think that's an odd group of things to put together. Not everybody can carry it off. Yet, with Brown, it not only fit together, it reinforced who he is, someone who defies labels, rejects tradition and goes his own way."
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