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Week in Review – Popular Content
Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge – NYT
Is a new golden age for the American worker around the corner?
For the last couple of years, workers’ median earnings have been rising on a sustained path not seen in years. Read more.
Related: ‘People want a family, a social life’: the part-time working revolution – The Guardian.
Tags: Gig Economy, Labor Shortage
Employer-provided health insurance now costs nearly $19,000 – MarketWatch
The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed toward $19,000 for a family plan this year, as the share of firms providing insurance to workers continued to edge lower, according to a major survey. Read more.
What Makes a Great Workplace for Women? (Not What Most Companies Think) – Fortune
Despite holding 47% of all jobs, women account for fewer than one-third of American CEOs. It’s a disparity that’s as glaring as it is familiar to those who follow gender equality. But the view from the top can overlook an equally severe threat to the management pipeline: How women and men experience the workplace differently as they climb the corporate ladder. Read more.
Tags: Workplace Culture
How the Gig Economy Creates Job Insecurity – BBC
Workers of the future need to be ultra-flexible and dance nimbly to the tune of the new labour market. But this prescribed wisdom is problematic for four reasons, writes Pete Robertson. Read more.
Tags: Gig Economy
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Did You Know
Friday, Sept 22 marks the Fall Equinox. It’s the first full day of the fall season, so get ready for changing leaves, cooler weather, and all things autumn. Meteorologically speaking, fall began on September 1, but the fall equinox marks the astronomical start of the season.
Term of the Week
Machine Learning: Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. In an HR setting an example might be the ability for a computer program to identify patterns and relationships in data to predict a specific outcome such as who will quit a job.
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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