Week in Review – Popular Content
These Are The Best Employee Benefits And Perks (Fast Company)
From Airbnb’s $2,000 to travel, to Netflix’s year of paid maternity leave, thousands of employee reviews reveal the best benefits and perks.
Landing a dream job isn’t always just about the actual work. Among the best companies to work for, employee review platform Glassdoor found that employees were just as jazzed about mission-driven company cultures, great career advancement opportunities, and amazing benefits and perks. Read more.
The Global Head Of Employee Experience At Airbnb On Why They Got Rid Of Human Resources (Forbes Magazine)
Airbnb’s decision to not have a head of human resources or even a human resources department has been making quite a bit of news. Instead, they have a team devoted to creating employee experiences and someone who helps run that department – Mark Levy, the global head of Employee Experience. Mark has spent over 20 years in Human Resources over the course of his career, so it’s safe to say he knows what he’s talking about. Read more.
Trending Topics (Ranking Employees, Pay Inequity)
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The Secret To Keeping Women Happy At Work Is Painfully Obvious
A Yahoo Employee-Ranking System Favored by Marissa Mayer Is Challenged in Court
SAN FRANCISCO — One of Marissa Mayer’s signature policies as chief executive of Yahoo has been the quarterly performance review, in which every employee at the company is ranked on a scale of 1 to 5. The ratings have been used to fire hundreds of employees since Ms. Mayer joined the company in mid-2012. Now, as Ms. Mayer prepares to announce a streamlining plan on Tuesday that is likely to involve even more job cuts, one former manager who lost his job is challenging the entire system as discriminatory and a violation of federal and California laws governing mass layoffs. Read more.
Fishing for Facts about Pay Inequity
Friday (1/29) brought another bombshell about pay to gladden the hearts of compensation people looking for more work. President Obama announced a widened executive action initiative to gather facts about pay discrimination based on gender, race and ethnicity. It expands the prior two August 2014 executive orders for pay equity inspections at federal contractors. New added reporting rules will be extended to cover the approximately 41% of U.S. workers at firms employing over 100 people. Some complain this is unnecessary, branding wage gap claims as bogus. Read more.
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Did You Know
Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday) it precedes Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) and is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In other areas, including Louisiana, it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent. Read more.
Blended Workforce: A workforce is comprised of permanent full-time, part-time, temporary employees and independent contractors.
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.
Enterprise Compensation Management (ECM): The automation of the compensation process to assist organizations in the acquisition, management and optimization of its workforce.
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