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HR & Employee Experience

November 18, 2016

What is the most common job in each US state?
Is workforce planning necessary?
How can you eliminate bad technical hires?

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Quoctrung Bui - NPR

When you exclude salespeople and managers from the census data you find that over half of states has Truck Driver as its main occupation. In a world of increasing technical automation, this could have serious implications for the future of employment in America.

Retaining and Advancing Women in business


A detailed and thorough report from EveryWoman on the state of diversity, and how companies can build a business case for increasing diversity.

Is Workforce Planning Really Necessary?

Al Adamsen - Talent Economy

Interesting perspectives on when companies should undertake workforce planning. I think it is crucially important for startups to consider as they grow rapidly.

Whatever it takes to win: Rivalry increases unethical behaviour

Gavin J. Kilduff, Adam Galinsky and Edoardo Gallo - LSE Business Review

People have often assumed that rivalry might increased unethical behaviour, this paper summary highlights some scientific evidence for this. Interesting implications for office politics and rivalries.

The One Method I’ve Used to Eliminate Bad Tech Hires

Amir Yasin - Mattermark

How paying a candidate to do a piece of work is more effective than a traditional interview.

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