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Week in Review – Popular Content
What We Learned from Improving Diversity Rates at Pinterest – HBR
In today’s workplace, diversity is more than just a buzzword; it’s a way to build a stronger business. Pinterest’s fastest growing users are outside of the United States, and for current and future users, it’s important that the people building our product make it relevant to people of different ethnic, social, physical, and geographic backgrounds. Read more.
Related: When Companies Get Serious About Diversity, They Call Her- Wired
Where are all the men in human resources? The Globe
The image that HR is people-based, soft and empathetic, and all about helping employees work through issues, leaves it largely populated by women … even today, these “softer” skills are seen as less appealing – or intuitive – to men who may gravitate to perceived strategic, analytical roles, and away from employee relations. Read more.
Tags: Gender, HR
4 Ways Technology Improves the Human Resources (and Human) Experience – Entrepreneur
Many business leaders argue that technology is taking the “human” aspect out of human resources. However, from recruiting to hiring to connecting teams worldwide, the argument can be made that technology is greatly improving the human experience. Read more.
Tags: HR Technology
Work experience teen takes over Southern Rail’s Twitter – BBC News
A 15-year-old work experience student (intern) from south London was left in charge of Southern Rail’s Twitter account on Tuesday. And for a feed usually dominated by the complaints of angry commuters, things soon turned pretty surreal. Read more.
Tags: Interns, Social Media
How Tech Employees Really Feel About Their Bosses
One in three tech employees feel that their bosses have a negative impact on company culture, according to a survey of 20,000 workers in the tech industry. Read more.
Tags: Tech Employees
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Term of the Week
Newsjacking: A PR term used to describe the act of publishing content that relates to a current trending story or topic in order to get more interest in your content. 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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