Week in Review – Popular Content
The Astonishing Human Potential Wasted On Commutes (Washington Post)
The American commute is getting longer. It now takes the average worker 26 minutes to travel to work, according the the U.S. Census Bureau… the workforce is suffering the very concrete ill-effects of longer commutes, which affect not just the workers but their families, companies and communities, too. Read more.
While commute times was a criteria in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live Rankings two of the top ten cities – San Jose and Washington D.C. – also ranked among the 10 U.S. Cities With the Longest Commute Times according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
$720 Million Spent on Engagement and This Is All We Get? (ERE Media)
Employee engagement is one of those topics that people can’t seem to get enough of. There are a lot of reasons for that, but mainly, I think it is because a great many managers know that engagement is a good thing that would benefit their organizations but they simply don’t know how to get their workforce to buy in. Yet, there’s one thing that seems to be perfectly clear: businesses are spending a big chunk of money trying to make it happen. Read more.
Trending Topics (Ambiverts vs. Introverts, Robots Coming to Wall Street)
Trending topics from the last week impact the stories this week. These are great topics to blog and Tweet about. Learn how HRmarketer software can help your HR and recruiting brand do a better job at content marketing. View plans.
Forget Introverts Versus Extroverts, Ambiverts Might Have An Edge In Business
We’ve all heard of introverts and extroverts, but what if you feel like you’re a little of both? You might be a third personality type—an ambivert—and it can give you an edge in business. Read more.
The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street
Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next?
Because of the degree to which the (finance) industry is built on processing information — the stuff of digitization — the research suggests that it has more jobs at high risk of automation than any skilled industry, about 54 percent. Read more.
What’s Hot in HR Weekly Newsletter
Get this information delivered to your inbox at the start of each week – including a list of vendor news releases from the last week. Sign-up today!
This Week’s Featured Events
Did You Know
This coming Sunday begins Daylight Savings Time. Set your clock to spring forward one hour, Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00:00 AM. Beginning on this day, the sun will rise and set one hour later, providing more evening light. Finally. Read more.
Term of the Week
Flexible Work Arrangements: Schedules that allow employees to structure their work hours around their personal responsibilities. Examples include flextime, job sharing, telecommuting and a compressed workweek. Home sourcing has become a popular flexible work concept in recent years. In this arrangement, employees work full-time from their homes.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
Do Your Social Better With Get it Done! Socialsm
Spend 30 minutes per day on the Get it Done! Socialsm marketing workflow platform and get hours returned to your day – and watch your brand visibility, thought leadership, social activity and engagement with your content rise. We make social fun.
Learn more and watch a video.