Welcome to our new weekly post, “5 Things You Should Be Reading.” We’ve designed this to springboard your week and bring you up-to-date and important HR news so you can hit the ground running. Let us know what you think.
1. “How Politically Correct Should the Workplace Be?”: A tough test-case from Denmark is an opportunity for teasing out the questions that surround off-color jokes made in the workplace.
2. “The Case for a New WPA”: When the government pays for people to work, they get out of poverty, a new study finds.
3. “Three Trends Defining Hiring Success In The Digital Economy”: An organization’s ability to identify, attract, and plug in the most creative minds precisely when and where they are needed is the foundation for innovation.
4. “Pretend You’re A White Male: Freelancing’s Gender Problem” – Despite the gender domination of freelancing, female freelancers working in the media sector may be experiencing a significant pay gap.
5. “America Should Become a Nation of Startups, Former AOL CEO Steve Case Says”: Forty million jobs have been created by startups in the past 30 years, AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case says. But that number could be even higher.
What are you reading? Feel free to share links to HR articles that you are reading now in the comments section below.