5 Things You Need To Know This Week

Cara Lucas This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team! Get back into the swing of things after your holiday with these 5 must-reads!

1.What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies: America is still making stuff. In terms of jobs, the Los Angeles area is the biggest manufacturing hub in the country. Here are a few reasons why.

2. How California’s Equal Pay Law Affects All Employers: What is being called the strongest equal pay law in the country goes into effect in California in a month, but its impact is already being felt, and not just in the Golden State.

3. Paid Leave for Dads: A Feminist Issue: Workplaces are (slowly) becoming more equal. Yet many have policies that all but ensure that households will stay stuck in the past.

4. To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive: There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.

5. What I Learned From Keeping a Gratitude Journal For A Month: While people have been giving thanks on Thanksgiving for a long time, the scientific study of gratitude is a more recent phenomenon. Gratitude has been touted as a tonic for whatever ails you, and indeed, some research has found that expressing gratitude can improve well-being.

Have a great Monday, FOT Nation!