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Week in Review – Popular Content
The job juggle is real. Many Americans are balancing two, even three gigs – USA Today
Many Americans who struggled to find a job several years ago are now juggling two or three. The number of multiple job holders hit an eight-year high in September. Read more.
Tags: Jobs, Workforce
Why Jim Beam Workers Are on Strike – Money
America’s renewed taste for Kentucky bourbon has led to improper working conditions for those tasked with making the spirit, employees at two Jim Beam plants claim. Employees say they have to work up to 80 hours a week. Read more.
Tags: Unions, Overtime
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Protecting Humans and Jobs From Robots Is 5 Tech Giants’ Goal – NY Times
Five major technology companies (Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft) recently accounced that they had created an organization to set the ground rules for protecting humans — and their jobs — in the face of rapid advances in artificial intelligence. Read more.
Related news: IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money for It
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Workforce, Jobs
Successful Companies Don’t Adapt, They Prepare – HBR
While nimble startups chasing the next trend are exciting, the truth is that companies rarely succeed by adapting to market events. Rather, successful firms prevail by shaping the future. Read more.
Tags: Business Practices, Research and Development
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Did You Know
October 24 is United Nations Day:
“Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfill the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals to propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet. “
— UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Term of the Week
Fair Representation: The duty of fair representation is incumbent upon U.S. labor unions that are the exclusive bargaining representative of workers in a particular group. It is the obligation to represent all employees fairly, in good faith, and without discrimination.
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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