Papa John's frat-boy culture | Trump establishes council to boost job training | Paramount abruptly fires TV exec for comments
July 20, 2018
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Papa John's frat-boy culture
Papa John's frat-boy culture
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A Forbes investigation into Papa John's pizza company unveils a toxic culture of sexual harassment, spying and confidential settlements, allegedly fostered by founder John Schattner and some high-level executives. Current and former employees detail Schattner's control over the company, including nondisparagement contracts and mandatory arbitration, frequent executive turnover and numerous occasions of sexist behavior.
Forbes (7/19) 
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Recruiting & Retention
Trump establishes council to boost job training
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to establish the National Council for the American Worker. The council, which has support from industry leaders, will be focused on improving training and education for US workers in an effort to fill more than 3.7 million jobs.
CNBC (7/20),  CNN (7/19) 
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Leadership & Development
Benefits & Compensation
Experts: Companies take action to reduce employee opioid use
Opioid addiction is a big issue for employers, but companies are training managers to recognize problems and working with health plans and pharmacy benefit managers to incorporate CDC guidelines on how the drugs should be dispensed and managed, experts said. Physical therapy and pain management alternatives to opioids are options companies can consider to reduce opioid use.
Employee Benefit Adviser (free registration) (7/18) 
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The HR Leader
At a newspaper, defending both freedom and the workplace
Recent shootings and fiery rhetoric against journalists have led many newspapers to tighten security, writes journalist Mary Duan of the Monterey County Weekly. Duan describes incidents at her newspaper and others, including death threats, stalking and harassment from members of the public.
Columbia Journalism Review online (7/17) 
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Workplace Chatter
Researcher uses Venmo data to tell stories about users
Five Venmo users, including a cannabis seller and a pair of apparent lovers, are the subject of a recent research project aimed at highlighting data privacy issues. The project explores the lives of unsuspecting Venmo users through their public Venmo transactions.
CNNMoney (7/17),  The Guardian (London) (7/17) 
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