Tag: Amazon

critical

AI Not Living Up to Promise of Less-Biased Recruiting

One of the factors often cited as contributing to racial and gender disparities in the workplace is discrimination in the hiring process. This could come in the form of explicit discrimination against women or people of color by a hiring manager.

health

Morgan Stanley Hires Chief Medical Officer

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have become a major strain on the finances of many companies—and individuals—across the country. Organizations at all levels are trying to find ways to save money by either limiting benefits or keeping employees healthier or some combination of the two.

Microlearning

What YouTube’s Latest Investment Means for Enterprise Learning

YouTube has developed quite the reputation among its users as a go-to, informal source for quick DIY lessons and how-tos. In fact, a 2017 survey from YouTube found that one in seven people now go to the video platform to solve a problem related to their job, studies, or hobbies.

wage

Amazon Takes Steps to Pay Employees a Living Wage

With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”

How Would Your Talent Problems Fare if Amazon Chooses Your Area for HQ2?

Rumors are flying about Amazon’s likely next location (or locations) for its second headquarters (HQ2). I was lucky enough to sit down with PayScale’s Lead Economist and VP of Data Analytics, Katie Bardaro to discuss their research into HQ2 and related talent considerations.

pets

Pros and Cons of Allowing Employees to Bring Pets to Work

According to the American Kennel Club, about 68% of households in the United States own a pet, with 60.2 million of those pets being dogs. And one poll conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association revealed that around 17% of working Americans reported that their company permits pets at work. Some of the more […]

Criticism

Best Companies for Employee Development

Salary and benefits are often what come top of mind when thinking about what employees value most in a job. That’s certainly not surprising. The ability to make a living is important to us all. And, in fact, according to an article by Forbes, salary and benefits do top the list for most employees.

skills

Amazon Trains Employees for Non-Amazon Jobs

We talk a lot about the importance of training employees how to do their jobs so they can learn and grow and have successful careers at your organization. The time and money you spend training those employees are an investment in the future of your company.