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Week in Review – Popular Content
The New Face of American Unemployment – Bloomberg
As the U.S. labor force crests again, a new complex of problems locks many Americans out of the workplace. Read more.
Top 20 Employee Benefits & Perks for 2017 – Glassdoor
We’ve identified 20 companies offering benefits that go beyond the basics and enter legendary status. Check out the full results, listed in no particular order, drawn from employees.’ Read more.
(Should Companies Stay Silent On Political Issues? Should Men Lead “Women in the Workforce” Initiatives?, Is it easier to get a job if you’re Adam or Mohamed?)
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Companies That Stay Silent On Political Issues Can Pay A Hefty Price – FC
Executives fear that taking a stand on Trump’s policies will be risky. My research suggests their fears are misplaced. Read more.
Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a “Women in the Workforce” Initiative? – HBR
President Trump has just appointed two men to head up his women in the workplace initiative. The reactions are predictable: How can men appropriately represent women? Read more.
Tags: Women in the Workplace
Is it easier to get a job if you’re Adam or Mohamed? – BBC
A job seeker with an English-sounding name was offered three times the number of interviews than an applicant with a Muslim name, a BBC test found. Read more.
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Featured Events in January
- Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum North America, Feb 13 – 16, San Diego, CA, #execforum
- ATC Events – Sourcing. Social. Talent. Feb 16, Auckland, New Zealand, #SS17
- International Association of Outsourcing Professionals – IAOP Outsourcing World Summit (OWS), Feb 19 – 22, San Antonio TX, #OWS17
Did You Know
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Share on Social at #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
“Kind words and actions can seem so small, but their effects are truly endless.”
Term of the Week
Bumping: Giving long-standing employees whose positions are to be eliminated the option of taking other positions within the company that they are qualified for and that are currently held by employees with less seniority.
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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