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Week in Review – Popular Content
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Disrupt Health Care (NY Times)
In a sign of just how fed up corporate America is with the country’s expensive and often confusing health care system, three behemoths — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase — announced on Tuesday that they would form an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.
Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have. (NY Times)
Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.
What is the Blockchain and Why Does It Matter? (Sourcecon)
I’d like to introduce a series of concepts related to how the blockchain will impact HR and the recruiting industry. But before we get there, we must understand the fundamentals of this new internet…what this blockchain actually is versus what it isn’t.
Tags: Blockchain, Recruiting
‘Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal’: Employees say Whole Foods is using ‘scorecards’ to punish them (Business Insider)
Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer’s method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.
Tags: Change Management
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Did You Know
Friday February 9th is the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The first Olympic Games took place in Ancient Greece in 776 BC and today over 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries compete. Learn more at the official Olympic Games website.
Term of the Week
Algorithmic Accountability: the belief that companies should be held responsible for the results of their programmed algorithms. A related term is algorithmic transparency which suggests that companies be open about the purpose, structure and underlying actions of the algorithms used to search for, process and deliver information.
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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