5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, The HR Profession, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another great week with your favorite blogging team! Get your morning started with these 5 must-reads:

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. 3 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.

Have a great Monday, FOT Nation!

Cara Lucas

Cara is the Marketing Manager here at Kinetix and resident Renaissance woman. She refers to herself as a writer, but we think that’s limiting. Instead we call her many things: co-strategist, idea machine, brand builder, Kinetixizer, social-media plugger, blogger, and all-around creative specialist. If you wanna schmooze, try talking DIY and fitness, then top it off with a quick kid or pet mention—gets her every time. Tweet her at @caralucas44.