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Week in Review – Popular Content
French workers have won the right to ignore business emails that arrive after hours – CNN
A new labor law that took effect on Sunday gives employees the “right to disconnect” from email, smartphones and other electronic leashes once their working day has ended. Read more.
Tags: Work-Life Balance
Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work. – NYT
Stuck at your work desk? Standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy without reducing focus and attention, and even dull hunger pangs, according to an instructive new study. Read more.
Tags: Health, Wellness
(Early 401(k) advocates have regrets; Finland: Big Workforce Experiment, 10 HR Trends For 2017)
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Finland is starting a national experiment to try and prove a basic income doesn’t make people lazy – Quartz
By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to the the changing nature of work, when automation renders large swathes of the population unemployable. Read more.
Tags: Workforce, Universal Basic Income
The guys who told everyone to start using 401(k) plans now have regrets – Salon
Herbert Whitehouse, the former Johnson & Johnson human resources executive who was at the forefront of advocating that American workers switch from company pensions to 401(k) plans, is now expressing regret over his position. Read more.
Tags: Retirement plans, 401s, Benefits
The Employee Experience Is The Future Of Work: 10 HR Trends For 2017
As we enter 2017, the next journey for HR leaders will be to apply a consumer and a digital lens to the HR function creating an employee experience that mirrors their best customer experience. Long Read.
Tags: Employee Experience
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Did You Know
January 10 is Peculiar People Day – designed to celebrate those of us who are just a little out of sync with everyone else. Remember, it’s always the peculiar ones who change the world!
Term of the Week
Benchmark Job: A job commonly found in the workforce for which pay and other relevant data are readily available. Benchmark jobs are used to make pay comparisons and job evaluations.
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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