Five for Friday 11.16.2018
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?).
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.
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.
“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.