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Week in Review – Popular Content
Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups Are Passé – Bloomberg
The firm is nixing employee affinity groups for women and minorities—fixtures at many large companies—and replacing them with inclusion councils that have white men. Read more.
Tags: Diversity, Inclusion
This Restaurant is Using Daydream to Train Employees
If you’ve ever worked at a fast food or fast-casual restaurant, you know how the first day inevitably goes. The manager sits you down in some store room, wheels in a TV and makes you watch a training video that’s about as immersive as watching paint dry. Read more.
Tags: Employee Training
Google.org is launching a $50 million effort to prepare job seekers for the ‘future of work’ – ReCode
Google announced on Wednesday a new $50 million initiative to study and prepare “for the changing nature of work,” beginning with investments in the U.S. and Europe to help train job seekers and improve the working conditions for those already employed. Read more.
Related: Making the future work for everyone – Google Blog
Tags: Future of Work
New LinkedIn tool tells businesses about who’s visiting their websites – TechCrunch
LinkedIn is giving businesses a new way to see what kinds of audiences they’re attracting with their marketing efforts. The Website Demographics tool allows businesses to break down their website visitors across eight categories including job title, industry, company and location. Read more.
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Employer Branding Podcast. Hosted out of London by Jörgen Sundberg, CEO Link Humans (@jorgensundberg). In this weekly show, international employer brand leaders, rebels, and innovators share their favorite tactics and strategies. Read more.
Did You Know
Today July 31st is National Mutt Day. What makes a mutt so special? While purebreds come from a lineage of dogs of the same breed, mutts are a mix between two or more breeds. This means that no two mutts are alike—each is unique in its own way!
To celebrate Mutt’s Day, take your mutt for an extra long walk today!
Term of the Week
Observation interview: A method of assessing job requirements and skills by observing the employee at work, followed by an interview with the employee for further assessment and insight.
Learn more at the Glossary of HR and Employee Benefit Terms.
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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