These were the top Talent Economy stories for the week of May 28-June 1, 2018:
How Can Business Leaders Support Disabled Workers?: Disabled workers can be just as productive as able-bodied colleagues. Here’s how business leaders can support and accommodate them, writes Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.
Talent10x: HR Expert on Startups, Employee Classification: Bob Cerone, CEO of CognosHR, talks with Senior Editor Lauren Dixon about what areas of HR that startups tend to get wrong and the changes that have taken place in the past 20 years.
Starbucks Temporarily Shut Down to Give Workers Anti-Bias Training: Customers seeking their afternoon caffeine jolt were largely supportive of the coffee giant’s closure, writes Talent Economy Contributor Rocio Villasenor.
Making Learning Modern: Modern-day learners want access to the information they need when they need it. Here are some insights into the future of learning and development departments, as well as how to speak their learning language, writes Talent Economy Influencers Byron Matthews and Tamara Schenk.
From the Archives: The EQ Factor: Hard technical skills are table stakes for executive hires in today’s economic environment. The differentiators will be those able to display the soft, emotional, hard-to-define skills of emotional intelligence, writes Talent Economy Influencer Frank Levesque.
Finally, these are the top talent stories we’re reading from around the web for this week:
Unskilled jobs are increasingly harder to find, partly because they are requiring more skills, reports the Associated Press.
Walmart announced that it will subsidize education for its employees, who can pursue associate or bachelor’s degrees in business or supply-chain management at their choice of three nonprofit schools, reports Bloomberg.
Facebook is working to place gig economy participants with users of the social media site, according to Quartz.
If the sale of Pret a Manger goes through, its 5,000 employees will each receive a bonus of 1,000 pounds, writes BBC.
Tech workers are overworked; here is a list of tech companies with the most burned-out workers, via Fast Company.
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