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Week in Review – Popular Content
The Solution This Latina CEO Found to Beat Bias in Silicon Valley – Inc. com
Lola Soto faced workplace bias herself, and is now building software to help deal with it. With Empath (software) getting so much attention, Soto just might become a pioneer in the field of employee retention as well. Read more.
Tags: Workplace Bias
The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Original Thinkers – Fast Company
Bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant explains why it’s imperative for early-stage companies to hire originals (nonconformists). He shares how he singles them out and delves into recommended questions and exercises that can help startups find and hire them.
(Sick Leave Crisis, Brain Training, Mental Health Policy)
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Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave – NPR
About a third of working adults say their jobs don’t come with paid sick leave, according to results from the latest poll by NPR, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. And for some of those people, taking care of their health needs can lead to a financial crisis. Read more. Read more.
Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain – Inc.
Here’s what happens to your brain when it’s surrounded by the noise of nothingness. Read more.
Tags: Brain Training
How We Rewrote Our Company’s Mental Health Policy – HBR
Sometimes, your employees silently struggle with illnesses that you never see — but their need for inclusive, supportive healthcare and adequate accommodations is just as great. Read more.
Tags: Mental Health, Benefits
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Did You Know
This month we celebrate National Blueberry Month in the USA as decreed by the US Department of Agriculture. Canada also made a Royal Proclamation for Blueberry Month in August. Learn more.
Term of the Week
Carve-Out: The elimination of coverage of a specific category of benefit services (e.g. vision care, mental health/psychological services, or prescription drugs). The employer opts out of certain services with one vendor and contracts another to deliver them.
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.
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