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Amazon’s Experiment With A 30 Hour Work Week – Going Cruising For Talent Among Women With Children – NYT
Amazon has just announced that it is going to be trialling, on a small scale, 30 hour work weeks for some teams of staff. There’s one obvious reason an employer might do this- get hours just a shade under 30 a week and there’re no requirements or penalties under Obamacare concerning health insurance. Read more. See also: What Amazon’s New 30-Hour Workweek Pilot Means – Inc.
Tags: Work week, Work-Life Balance
This Tech Giant Shows That Men Benefit From Closing the Pay Gap, Too – Fortune
In case you haven’t noticed, equal pay is a hot topic at the moment. In fact, analysis of equal pay gaps are sort of the new diversity report—in the sense that companies seem to be releasing their salary discrepancy numbers in an effort to attract and retain female employees. Read more.
Tags: Compensation, Pay Gap
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How LinkedIn’s search engine may reflect a gender bias – Seattle Times
A search for a female contact may yield website responses asking if the searcher meant to search for a similar-looking man’s name. This comes as some researchers warn that software algorithms aren’t immune from human biases. Read more.
Tags: Gender Bias, Diversity
This Startup Uses Artificial Intelligence to Tell What Your Employees Think – Fortune
Subtle changes in what employees think about compensation or product road maps, or how they feel about specific leaders can often be accurate predictors of future productivity or attribution. Read more.
Tags: People Analytics, Glint
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Did You Know
International Literacy Day, September 8, celebrates and promotes literacy all over the world. The World Literacy Foundation is committed to eradicating illiteracy by reaching the most marginalized communities of the world through innovation and technology. Read more.
Term of the Week
General Agents: General agents are middleman for carriers and brokers and usually focus on the 250 employee market. Usually an individual appointed by a life or health insurer to administer its business in a given territory. GAs are important for companies who sell to small employers or brokers e.g., benefits administration software providers.
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