Happy Tuesday, we talk about (1) the Finish basic income experiment, (2) unions for on-demand workers and (3) how to rock negotiations with people from other cultures. Cover Story Starting in 2017 Finland is running a 2-year experiment on basic income. There are 4 options to be evaluated/considered: Full basic income (replacing most means-based benefits) – … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (51/2015): What If the Government Pays You $10,000 a Year? 😮
Minimum wage is on a rise. This piece is a summary of: context regarding the minimum wage debate its legal basis its impact on different groups of the U.S. population and an outlook for the coming months. Case Study: Fast-Food Workers Hard to digest: 96% of fast-food workers earn less than $15 per hour. As … Continue reading Wage Wars: The Rise of Minimum Wage Across the U.S.
Howdy, Today we cover (1) workforce classification issues in the gig-economy, (2)wage growth in the U.S. economy, and (3) the trend of up-skilling. Cover Story Last week our team attended a fireside chat with Tony Xu (Doordash CEO) and Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital Partner). The most interesting take aways were: Big problem in operations is … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (50/2015): On-Demand Workers All Again 🚙
Back after the holidays. Today (1) why employee happiness is your best bet to reduce fluctuation (2)what labor policy has in store for California & other states and (3) how to simplify your performance reviews. Have a good week! Cover Story Research has shown that 28% of surveyed U.S. & Canadian employees considered leaving their … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (49/2015): Make Your Employees Happy
Dear reader, for the week of Thanksgiving we promise to keep it short. (1) Cover – Why managers have no idea how to hire low-skilled employees (2) This week – Parental leave seems to be the next big thing in benefit policies (3) Leadership – the only 2 things a manager has to do And … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (48/2015): Managers Have No Idea 😐
Education is important. Particularly in the labor market. But sometimes education gets confounded with certification. No Idea How to Evaluate Low-Skilled Workers Last week a Forbes article by Adam Ozimek has caught quite some attention. "Lack of information for low-skilled workers makes the market function worse; especially bad for black workers." https://t.co/ILQUQDB30c — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) November … Continue reading The Labor Market Is a Black Box
Hello, this week we look at (1) how to build performing teams that not only consist of superstars (2) how the Republican debate quotes labor market statistics and (3)why shutting down the free snack bar is a recipe for disaster. Have a great read. Cover Story Tim O’Rilley argues that all types of companies will … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (47/2015): Escaping the Superstar Syndrome
Hello, today our 5th issue of the labor policy & HR management newsletter covers the following: (1) why unemployment is a misleading economic indicator, (2) Fight-for-$15 strikes & job posting trends, and (3) how to strategically build a career. Happy Tuesday 🙂 Cover Story October 2015 has been a strong month for the U.S. economy: … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (46/2015): Low Unemployment Rates only Tell Half the Truth
Oh boy, last month the U.S. economy exceeded expectations. The BLS October ’15 Report Outlines Key Developments: 271,000 new jobs have been added Hourly earnings went up 2.5% over the year The unemployment rate went down to 5.0% Labor force participation is at 62.4% Public reactions have been mainly positive but it is easy to be misled by certain indicators. … Continue reading The Employment Report 10/2015 – Labor Force Participation at Historic Low
Dear reader, this is our fourth issue of our weekly labor policy & HR management digest. This time we walk you through (1) experimental comp structures, (2) fashion retailers dropping staffing practices, and (3) the best practices to onboard and manage great talent. Enjoy 🙂 Cover Story $70k minimum wage (url) – Payment company CEO Dan … Continue reading Tuesday Digestif (45/2015): $70,000 Minimum Wage – but Does it Work?