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The Week at Work: 13 Things We Learned

week_at_work-300x191While you were busy giving American tourists everywhere a bad name, giving Americans everywhere a coronary, literally throwing money away, or deciding whether to make that fourth cup of coffee a decaf, here are 13 things you may have missed in the world of workforce news this week…

  1. The majority of CEOs still want nothing to do with social media, have no idea what they’re missing out on. [Quartz]
  2. Job seekers are all, “We’re awesome!” and employers are all, “Mmm…not so much.” [MainStreet]
  3. Green cards are the new black when it comes to employee benefits. [News Observer]
  4. Now, it literally pays to work for free. [Washington Post]
  5. The smaller the business, the less likely it is to offer retirement benefits. [U.S. News]
  6. The measure of a man is the size of his mobile device, according to totally legit-sounding new study. [OpenForum]
  7. Women experience flex discrimination at work. [Daily Beast]
  8. Female executives still have a lot of leaning in to do. [Bloomberg]
  9. Today’s corporate bonus programs have become ‘meh’. [CNN]
  10. Baby Boomers and Millennials learn that, hey, maybe they’re not so different after all.[Boston Globe]
  11. The IRS has had it up to here with companies that misclassify freelancers. [Entrepreneur]
  12. More vacation time doesn’t mean happier workers, according to researchers who clearly hate fun. [The Atlantic]
  13. Some people don’t think Sheryl Sandberg’s doing a good job of leaning in to her pocketbook. [ValleyWag]
Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.
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