Week in Review – Popular Content
PayPal Cancels Plan for Facility in North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law – WSJ
Online-payments company CEO says law ‘perpetuates discrimination’. PayPal Holdings Inc. raised the pressure Tuesday against a new North Carolina law that halts anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, calling off plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte, the state’s biggest city. PayPal’s North Carolina move is the latest evidence that corporations are putting pressure on conservative lawmakers who are wrestling with issues regarding LGBT rights. Read more. See also: Backlash Grows Over North Carolina LGBT Discrimination Law.
Despite Fears, Affordable Care Act Has Not Uprooted Employer Coverage – NYT
The Affordable Care Act was aimed mainly at giving people better options for buying health insurance on their own. There were widespread predictions that employers would leap at the chance to drop coverage and send workers to fend for themselves. But those predictions were largely wrong. Most companies, and particularly large employers, that offered coverage before the law have stayed committed to providing health insurance. Read more.
Trending Topics (Smartphones Improve Work, Building a More Human Workplace)
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Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work – FC
When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots—the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is neither, and it’s already changing what computers can do. In the near future anyway, it’s going to transform the way we work—starting with that smartphone in your pocket. One Googler explains how machine learning will soon make your smartphone “a much more efficient and decisive problem solver.” Read more.
The 4 Key Steps to Building a More Human Workplace – TLNT
Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute recently released a report on The ROI of Recognition in Building a Human Workplace. Here are several key findings from the report that describes the steps that organizational leaders can take to create more human workplaces. In short, social recognition, along with support from leadership, can help create caring and purpose-driven cultures that in turn help employees to be both happier and more productive at work. Read more.
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Did You Know
The birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was the United States’ third president, is an annual national legal observance on April 13. Jefferson was the principal author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and is known as one of the country’s founding fathers. He was strongly against oppressive governments and believed in freedom of speech and religion. Born April 13, 1743, Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.
Term of the Week
Diversity Training: Diversity training is training for the purpose of increasing participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills, which is based on the assumption that the training will benefit an organization by protecting against civil rights violations, increasing the inclusion of different identity groups, and promoting better teamwork.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
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