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Week in Review – Popular Content
Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey : NPR
In Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, many organizations are doing vital work to help save lives and give comfort. Here’s a list of some of the organizations that are undertaking this work and how you can contribute to them.
Tags: Hurricane Harvey
The simple, damning difference between women’s and men’s profiles on LinkedIn -Quartz
It’s no secret that gender bias affects everything from job applications to interviews to everyday office life. A new study shows that sexist norms also infiltrate the way men and women present themselves on LinkedIn. Read more.
Tags: LinkedIn, Job Applications
Google explains how artificial intelligence becomes biased against women and minorities
Google, which was responsible for the gorilla error in 2015, is now trying to educate the masses on how AI can accidentally perpetuate the biases held by its makers. It’s a nice bit of public relations, but also a pretty good overview of simple ways AI programmers can bias their algorithms. Read more.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Biases
Temp Work Now a Permanent Fixture, Creating Problems for ‘Invisible’ Workforce
They are hired in temporary roles alongside full-timers, boxing up online orders, putting together car parts, making the flimsy aluminum trays sold in dollar stores or whatever else is needed in a pinch. But they can also be the targets of racial discrimination, wage theft and sexual harassment… Read more.
Tags: Temp Workers
What is Behind the Slow Wage Growth?
When comparing current unemployment rates to comparable past periods with similar unemployment rates, we find that wage growth is significantly lower at the moment… (this) has led some to question whether the unemployment rate is still a good gauge of labor market tightness, or whether the historical relationship between labor market tightness and wage growth has broken down. We do not think so. Read more.
Tags: Economy, Wage Growth
In the newest sign of a shakeout in coding boot camps, Galvanize is laying off 11 percent of staffers
After years of explosive growth, coding boot camps are starting to scale back, if not shut down altogether. Two schools have announced plans to close this year… Read more.
Tags: Coding Camps
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Did You Know
In 1882, New York City held the first “workingman’s holiday,” complete with a parade of 10,000 workers. Over the next few years, Labor Day celebrations spread across the country. In 1894, Congress passed an act that made Labor Day an official national holiday.
Today, many Americans view Labor Day as the unofficial end to summer.
Term of the Week
Quantified Self: A movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical).
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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