Week in Review – Popular Content
Wedding expenses and Tesla leases: The arms race in employee perks – Washington Post
Nick DeMarco runs a small biotech startup in Raleigh, N.C., that makes scientific instruments. DeMarco, who has 10 full-time employees, is trying to double that number with new hires. He believes spending money to lease the wildly popular cars — which are not expected to be available until at least the end of next year — will turn out to be a smarter recruiting investment than funneling more money to headhunters. Read more.
Related story: The Devil Wears (Rented) Prada: Condé Nast Adds Rent The Runway To Its Employee Perks. The publisher, a Rent the Runway investor, is subsidizing monthly subscriptions to the startup’s Unlimited service.
In Quest To Organize Gig Economy Workers, Unions Sometimes Clash – Fast Company
As labor changes, so too will labor organizations. Many unions are still trying to understand exactly how. Read more.
Tags: Unions, Gig Economy
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How Google, Pinterest, and Others Use Internships to Push Their Diversity Initiatives – FC
Some companies are looking to make an impact at the earliest point of the talent recruitment process: They’re diversifying members of their internship programs. The potential ripple effect is huge. Starting before they even hit the full-time workforce, interns are playing a valuable role at changing the ratio at tech companies. Read more.
Primed to Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture – Forbes
Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. Lindsay teamed up with Neel Doshi to research what is a great culture. They tested dozens of theories through research around the world, from 50 major companies and 20,000 people. They found that one truly predicted performance. Total motivation, or ToMo, is the simple theory that why people work determines how well they work. Read more.
Tags: Workplace Culture
Family of Four Health Insurance Tops $25,000 A Year in Costs
The total cost of coverage for a family of four under an employer-sponsored preferred provider organization plan — including premiums and employees’ out-of-pocket expenses — rose 4.7% to an average of $25,886, Seattle-based Milliman said it in its annual “Milliman Medical Index” report. Read more.
Tags: Healthcare costs, Benefits
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Did You Know
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
Term of the Week
Industrial relations: A field of study that examines the relationship between employer and employees, particularly groups of workers in unions.
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