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Week in Review – Popular Content
Walmart will start training employees in virtual reality – Venture Beat
Walmart is betting big on virtual reality to help improve its employee training techniques, and it’s turned to a new company to help.
Tags: Training, e-Learning
Uber Fires 20 Amid Investigation Into Workplace Culture – New York Times
Uber has fired 20 employees over harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior, as the ride-hailing company tries to contain the fallout from a series of toxic revelations about its workplace.
Tags: Workplace Culture, Discrimination
At London’s Badoo, Job Perks Include Pole Dancers and Sushi Served on Models – Bloomberg
At a moment when sexualized office cultures are a source of major scrutiny, a Tinder rival is counting on that to help its recruiting efforts. Read more.
Tags: Office Perks
Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism – NYT
There’s a relaxation in the approach to occupational safety and business is getting a bigger voice, while hard-won victories for safety advocates are being reversed. Read more.
Tags: Worker Safety, Compliance
NASA’s Future Astronauts Will Need These Job Skills – FC
The most important skill an astronaut can have doesn’t necessarily involve hard science.
Tags: Job skills
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Term of the Week
Balanced Scorecard: A strategic planning and management system that is used to tie business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor performance against goals. Developed in the early 1990’s by Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton, the balanced scorecard measure four areas of business: internal business processes, financial performance, customer knowledge, and learning and growth. 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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