Week in Review – Popular Content
Why LinkedIn is worth $26 billion to Microsoft – VOX
In one of the year’s biggest technology deals, Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26 billion. If you’re in a profession that makes heavy use of LinkedIn, this deal may make perfect sense. But if you’re in a profession that doesn’t use LinkedIn much, you might be surprised to learn that LinkedIn is not only still in business but is worth $26 billion. Read more.
Related reads: an HR perspective from John Sumser and Matt Charney offer interesting reads. So does Sarah Brennan. Mark Willaman’s take on the acquisition shows a lens on the deal itself and what it might mean for HR tech.
Tags: Acquisitions, Recruiting
Zuckerberg backs Andela, a startup more elite than Harvard – Money/CNN
You know you’re onto something when you have Mark Zuckerberg and Google behind you. Andela, a two-year-old startup, trains software developers in Africa and gives them full-time roles at international companies. The startup is incredibly selective: It’s received more than 40,000 applicants for its job placement services and it accepts just 0.7%. Read more.
Tags: Workforce, Training, Diversity, Technology
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Which Labor Market Data Should You Believe? – NYT
When the unemployment rate falls below 5 percent, it usually means things are going pretty well. It was 4.7 percent in May, a level last seen in November 2007. A different measure of the economy’s health, however, is beeping and flashing red. It says that labor market conditions have deteriorated with each passing month this year. There are two possible explanations for the index’s decline: one somewhat comforting, and the other scary. Read more.
Tags: Labor Market, Economy
3 Employee Performance Realities That Every Leader Needs To Know Now- Forbes
The business environment is changing at a fast pace. With rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly diverse and growing workforce, our understanding of performance is being challenged as well. If you want an engaged and inspired workforce, every leader needs to understand how the traditional performance-related process needs to be rethought. Read more.
Tags: Employee Performance
Machine Intelligence Will Let Us All Work Like CEOs – HBR
When I started my career I was astounded by how superhuman some Fortune 500 executives were. It seemed they were magicians. Every time they answered an impromptu question, the response was refined. Every email they sent was worded perfectly, every decision they made based on deep market knowledge and up-to-date information. How did they do it? Read more.
Tags: Machine Intelligence
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This Week’s Featured Events
- SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 19 – 22, Washington D.C., #SHRM16
- Council For Global Immigration, A SHRM Affiliate – Empower Symposium, June 18 – 22, Washington D.C., #SHRM16
- Womens Business Enterprise National Council – WBENC National Conference & Business Fair , June 21 – 22, Orlando, #WBENCconf
Did You Know
National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 19 – 25. Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year, and although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the U.S. each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. Learn more including how to stay safe at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service.
Term of the Week
Labor force participation rate: The ratio between the labor force (all those currently employed or seeking work) and the nation’s total working-age population.
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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