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Week in Review – Popular Content
5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began (Pew Research)
The Great Recession, as it came to be known, began in December 2007 and worsened considerably with the 2008 global financial crisis. Although people’s perceptions of their local job market have improved considerably in recent years, in many ways the U.S. labor force looks very different than it did at the beginning of the recession.
Tags: Workforce, Economy
Student debt relief trumps other benefits (EBN)
Student loan repayment programs are climbing the pantheon of employee benefits, suggests a recent survey of full-time workers with student loan debt.
Tags: Employee Benefits, Student Loans
WeWork is Buying Meetup Amid An Increasingly Disconnected World (Wired)
So while it makes sense that WeWork, in its goal to own work culture, would want Meetup, its sale signals something significant… it’s possible that the tools for creating genuine intimate connections through tech were here all along.
Tags: Work Culture, Co-Working
A Short Guide On How NOT To React To The Sexual Harassment News (FC)
Every day brings a new batch of accusations against prominent and admired men. Here are the mistakes their friends and fans are making in defending them.
Tags: Sexual Harassment
The Paid Sick Days Bill That Even Big Business Supports (Bloomberg)
– Eight states and 32 local governments now regulate sick days
– Proposed federal law would shift authority to Congress
Tags: Sick Leave
Discover Visibility Opportunities. Get Others Talking About You. Grow Interest In Your HR Brand.
Funny, ironic, satirical stories on corporate business, HR and more. Unearthed by our own HRmarketer office dog, Cara.
Man Fired for Using Potato Chip Bag to Skip Work for Two Years
An Australian electrician was fired recently for using a potato chip bag to ditch work and play golf, and he actually got away with it for two years before he was caught.
Did You Know
December 4 – 10 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week.
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Term of the Week
Factor comparison: A systematic and scientific comparison, that instead of ranking complete jobs, ranks according to a series of factors. These factors include mental effort, physical effort, skill needed, responsibility, supervisory responsibility, working conditions, etc.
Learn more at the Glossary of HR and Employee Benefit Terms.
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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