Week in Review – Popular Content
March Madness is costing us how much in lost productivity? (CNET)
March Madness is upon us, and we’re struggling to care. Okay, that’s not completely true. I’m rooting for my alma mater, the University of Southern California, and Ben is cheering on the University of Pittsburgh. But we’re both wowed by the estimated $3.9 billion in lost productivity thanks to the tournament. That’s because you can catch the games virtually anywhere, on your office PC or on the road with your phone. Read more.
Adam Neumann’s $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld (Fast Company)
Can the hipster mecca for getting $#%! done live up to its staggering valuation, shush haters, & bend society to the WeWork worldview? Neumann, who was envisioning WeWork with 100 buildings when he had only two, sees his company as an operating system …as more spaces open and members join the network, WeWork will have increasing power to offer such services as shipping, software, credit cards, travel, payroll, banking, and training. Read more.
Trending Topics (The New Organization, Making Companies Great, Interview Secrets)
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17 Predictions About the Future of Big Data Everyone Should Read
Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon. Let’s look at some of the predictions from the foremost experts in the field, and how likely they are to come to pass. Read more.
Why 2016 Is The Year Of The Hybrid Job
More companies are requiring a mix of technology and people skills—get prepared for the hybrid job…In an age of big data, having tech skills is important, but the pendulum might be starting to swing the other way. More companies are requiring a mix of technology and people skills, and 2016 is being called the year of the hybrid job. Learn more.
Americans Think Most Human Jobs Could Be Automated by 2016, Find Pew
Humans are nothing if not contrary. Technology destroying jobs is something most Americans accept will happen within their lifetimes, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, just not to their own jobs — which most believe won’t change significantly in the next 50 years. Read more.
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This Week’s Featured Events
Did You Know
March 26 is Prince Kuhio Day, an official State of Hawaii holiday honoring Hawaiian Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Piikoi. Prince Kuhio was born on March 26, 1871 and he died on January 7, 1922. Prince K?hi? Day is one of only two holidays in the United States dedicated to royalty, the other being Hawai?i’s King Kamehameha Day on June 11. Read more.
Term of the Week
Capitated Pricing: Vendors deliver contracted services for a set amount of money per employee per month. This can be a risky strategy for vendors whose profitability is directly tied to how much the services are or are not used (e.g., EAPs).
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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