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Week in Review – Popular Content
How Tech Firms Are Embracing Ex-Prisoners – Fortune
In 2016, more companies including Facebook, Google, and Koch Industries made public their promise to consider hiring people with criminal records as part of former President Obama’s Fair Chance Pledge… Read more.
Tags: Hiring Ex-Prisons, Tech Firms
Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce – NPR
A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by a worker under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. Read more.
This is part of an NPR weeklong series on the rise of the contact workers. Read more.
Tags: Contract workers, Gig economy
Office Perks Delivering Fun and Health Only Blur the Work/Life Boundary Further – Slate Magazine
This trend of fun offices and Instagrammable perks is part of a new “coping economy”—a handy phrase in the headline of Laura Marsh’s recent Dissent piece on the trend—where companies constantly push their workers to do more with less. Read more.
Tags: Employee perks, benefits
America’s Best Employers For Diversity – Forbes
One study after another has shown that companies with more diverse teams have stronger financial performance. But without being an employee, it’s often difficult to get visibility into how seriously a company takes diversity. Read more.
Related: Presenting 50 Best Companies for Diversity (Black Enterprise)
Related: Uber hires chief diversity officer, the third but most senior person to lead those efforts (USA Today)
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People Analytics & Future of Work Podcast. Al Adamsen (@aladamsen)interviews practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs, technologists, futurists, and others innovating candidate and employee experiences.
Did You Know
Friday, February 2, we celebrate Groundhog Day. According to folklore, if the groundhog emerges from hibernation and does not see his shadow, he will leave his burrow. This signifies that the end of winter is near. On the other hand, if the groundhog does see his shadow, he will retreat back into his burrow and winter will continue for at least another six weeks. Learn more.
Term of the Week
Employer Value Proposition (EVP): The core document for employer branding initiatives. A unique set of offerings, associations and values to positively influence target candidates and employees. Essentially, it is why an employee would want to work at a company. An effective EVP benefits recruiting, employee engagement and retention and can reduce the need to pay a wage premium for top talent. The EVP takes its name from the marketing term ‘Unique Value Proposition,” a statement that describes the benefit of a product.
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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