Five for Friday 11.16.2018

 In Change Management, Compensation, Employee Relations, Equity and Inclusion, Five for Friday, Retention, Talent Management, Vermont Human Resources

1.  Google and Facebook Move on Harassment

A week after Google employees around the world walked out to highlight the need for reform, Google and Facebook have dropped mandatory arbitration for harassment cases (giving Facebook time to put out other fires?).

2.   Could You Turn Down 25,000 Jobs?

Amazon says it is coming to Queens (and northern Virginia. And Tennessee. And your home). A fairly large contingent of citizens and politicians there aren’t sure its a great deal. Their concerns include possibly over-generous tax incentives, housing costs, over-burdened public transportation, and a site selection process that was far from transparent.

3.   When Everyone Retires

Last week we pointed to the first HBR article in a series on the aging workforce: When No One Retires. They continue the series with an article on preserving skills and knowledge, because one way or another, everyone does eventually retire.

4.   Are We Headed for a Blue Collar Worker Shortage?

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace…”   A study from Deloitte predicts we may have 2.8 million unfilled jobs for skilled manufacturing workers over the next 10 years.

5.   Living In A Glass House

As we’ve said before, There are lots of reasons for compensation transparency (i.e., encouraging equitable pay), but for most its not a comfortable process. First Round Review has some tips.