Why NBC's culture is back in the hot seat | ADP detects sharp slowdown in private-sector job growth | While students focus on their major, employers focus on skills
December 5, 2019
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Why NBC's culture is back in the hot seat
Why NBC's culture is back in the hot seat
Union (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
NBC's workplace culture has come under fire again amid rumors of racist and toxic behavior occurring on the set of "America's Got Talent." One issue involves actress Gabrielle Union, who recently was fired as a judge on the show and reportedly told that her hairstyles were "too black" for the audience.
Vogue online (12/3),  Variety online (11/26) 
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What contributes to employee health plan satisfaction? It's an important question that deserves an answer. Fidelity's recent research into the drivers of health plan satisfaction revealed some interesting - and surprising - reasons behind employees' preferences. Download to learn more.
Recruiting & Retention
ADP detects sharp slowdown in private-sector job growth
US private-sector employment growth slowed sharply last month, with only 67,000 jobs added to payrolls, according to ADP. The figure fell below economists' expectations and marked the smallest gain since May.
MarketWatch (12/4),  Reuters (12/4) 
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Leadership & Development
Benefits & Compensation
Your employees don't want a daily paycheck
Findings from a recent study indicate that 42% of employees don't want to receive a daily paycheck, Sandeep Rathore writes. Despite many beliefs to the contrary, the results indicate there's a disparity between daily income and monthly expenses, as most respondents "believe they would struggle financially if they were paid daily," says Rob Poindexter of GOBankingRates.
Small Business Trends (12/4) 
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How personality AI helps HR engage employees
Personality AI is a use of artificial intelligence that attempts to help companies tailor employee communications, says Greg Skloot, president and chief operating officer at personality AI company Crystal. "When you have helpful insights into someone's personality -- why they act, speak or think the way they do -- you can understand and identify with them more," Skloot says.
HR Technologist (11/29) 
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The HR Leader
How can work be redesigned for greater value?
Organizations should be thinking about how they can redeploy employees to value-creating work and not just cut jobs to save money, write Deloitte's John Hagel and Jeff Schwartz and consultant Maggie Wooll. "All workforce initiatives should answer the question, 'How does this enable us to identify and create new sources of value and meaning for our customers over time?' " they write.
MIT Sloan Management Review online (tiered subscription model) (12/3) 
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