5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team! Check out these 5 articles to get your Monday started right:

1. A 7-Day Workweek Could Soon Be Legal in Wisconsin: In a state where unions have been mostly defanged, is there anyone to speak up against the elimination of weekends?

2. Led By Starbucks, Corporate Coalition Announces Effort To Hire 100,000 Young People: Today, Starbucks along with a slew of corporate giants ranging from Microsoft to Walmart, announced the “100,000 opportunities initiative,” an effort by these companies to hire 100,000 16- to 24-year-olds “who face systemic barriers to jobs and education” by 2018.

3. Neuroscience And Biometrics Can Dramatically Improve Your Recruitment Messaging: Despite all that time, effort, and money, recruiting has no systematic approach for determining the highest impact channels and the most effective message content.

4. Hillary Clinton Plans To Cite Uber’s Contractor Economy For Dampening Wages: The logic seems to be that if big job creators are only offering contractor positions that typically lack the benefits, advancement opportunities, and job security of full-time positions, they don’t contribute to building a country with sustainable wage growth.

5. Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Is Awful, Flawed Advice: For businesses to be successful, entrepreneurs need to think about opportunities from their customers’ perspective as much as from their own perspective.

Have a great week!