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Week in Review – Popular Content
Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? – Fortune
This incident will be scrutinized for years as a case study in what can happen when leaders at every level don’t do their jobs; don’t ask obvious questions; and otherwise stand by as “policies and procedures” trump common sense and human decency. Read more.
Labor Department goes after big tech for discrimination – CNN
In the final months of the Obama administration, the Department of Labor filed lawsuits against Google, Oracle and Palantir for hiring discrimination and pay disparities. So far, the Trump administration is keeping them going. Read more.
Related: Tech Companies Tout Gender Pay Equity But Balk at Transparency – Bloomberg
Related2: Google Defends Accusations of Gender Pay Gap by Outlining Its Compensation Method
Tags: Equal Pay, Discrimination
(Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity, The Gig Economy’s False Promise, CEOs Get Big Pay Raise)
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This Entrepreneur Is Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity – Fortune
A new report out Friday weighs companies’ recruitment, retention, leadership, and social impact to create a more comprehensive picture—and scored ranking—of tech’s diversity. Read more.
Tags: Tech Diversity
The Gig Economy’s False Promise – NYT
Digital technology lets workers become entrepreneurs, we are told, freed from the drudgery of 9-to-5 jobs. In reality, there is no utopia … workers are often manipulated into working long hours for low wages. Read more.
Tags: Gig Economy
CEOs Just Had Their Largest Pay Raise in Three Years – Fortune
Average compensation for CEOs at some of the largest companies in the U.S. clocked in at $16.6 million last year, up from $15.5 million in 2015, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar. Read more.
Tags: Executive Compensation
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Did You Know
Tuesday April 18 is the Boston Marathon. Each year, more then 30,000 participants race, and more then 500,000 people attend to watch and cheer the runners on. It is the second biggest single-day sporting event in the US, only behind the Super Bowl.
Term of the Week
Social HR: The extent to which human resource departments leverage social media tools (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) to conduct human resource activities (recruiting, employment branding, etc.) aimed at aligning HR goals to the company’s business goals.
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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