Week in Review – Popular Content
What’s Life Really Like Inside An Ailing Unicorn? 20+ Former Zenefits Employees Weigh In (LinkedIn)
As Zenefits cuts 17% of its staff in hopes of a fresh start, a look inside the growing pains of a startup that went from 15 employees to 1,400 in less than two years. Behind every salacious headline are always several untold stories. Zenefits’ dramatic media takedown is no exception. “Zenefits Once Told Employees: No Sex in Stairwells,” the Wall Street Journal first reported, followed by aggregated reports from CNBC, Business Insider, Vanity Fair and many, many others. Read more.
Which Country will be the First to Close the Gender Gap – and How? (World Economic Forum)
Ten years ago the World Economic Forum started benchmarking gender gaps across the world. Each year, our annual report provides the global community an opportunity to compare the relative position of women and men in economies across the globe. For 109 countries, sufficient historical data is available from the Global Gender Gap Index to calculate rates of change and estimate future trends. Based on this data, Iceland is set to be the first country in the world to close the gender gap in just 11 years. Read more.
Trending Topics (The New Organization, Making Companies Great, Interview Secrets)
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Josh Bersin: The New Organization: Different by Design
We just launched one of the world’s largest studies of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands of the workforce and business climate today. Read more.
These Are The Two Things That Make A Company A Great Place To Work
According to a massive employee survey, good benefits and diversity efforts go a long way to keeping people engaged and satisfied. Innovation and creativity are core tenets of the businesses we cover at Fast Company. Coincidentally, we’ve found that all the roads that lead to these pillars of business also light the path toward creating a great place to work. Read more.
4 Interview Secrets to Hire the Best Team Ever
Hiring for skill alone will set you up for failure. Company culture is one of the top considerations for today’s applicants. If you want rock star talent, your culture needs to reach rock star status. Yet, many founders neglect to consider the culture they’re creating, and the result of poor culture fit due to turnover can cost an organization between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary according to SHRM. Use these interview tips and top talent will be all yours. Read more.
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This Week’s Featured Events
Did You Know
Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of ?. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Read more.
Term of the Week
Flexible Work Arrangements: Schedules that allow employees to structure their work hours around their personal responsibilities. Examples include flextime, job sharing, telecommuting and a compressed workweek. Home sourcing has become a popular flexible work concept in recent years. In this arrangement, employees work full-time from their homes.
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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