Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King’s legacy was commemorated in many memorials and articles. In one moving message, the CEO of popular messaging app Slack encouraged employees to reflect on what equal rights mean and how the fight to ensure equal rights continues today. In another message, popular blogger and resumé crusader Chris Fields explained the importance of respect, in the workplace and beyond, in his tribute to Dr. King.
- A new report illustrated sex discrimination in Silicon Valley, 90 percent of females surveyed for the report witnessed sexist behavior at company, offsite and industry events, and 60 percent reported experiencing it firsthand.
- A Caltech astrophysics professor fell in love with a graduate student, fired her when she did not return his affection, and is now on a nine-month unpaid leave.
- Thompson’s HR Compliance Expert gave advice on handling employee health information under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.
- Josh Bersin gave his view of the state of HR technology today for SHRM.
- TLNT offered tips on how to get started analyzing HR’s data.
- Fortune covered employee monitoring devices and how managers can “spy on” employees.
- Meghan M. Biro encouraged the use of HR technology to replace annual performance reviews on paper.
- Heather Kinzie offered tips on how to get employees to use collaborative tools.
- Blogging4Jobs discussed the flexibility gap for workers, noting that not everyone can use remote access to work at Starbucks.
- CNNMoney declared that smart robots are coming for jobs.
- Inc. predicted how work will change in 2016, including increased use of wearables in wellness programs.
In other developments:
- Popular teen retailer Hollister is new to the growing list of companies facing lawsuits over their scheduling practices.
- Today’s General Counsel offered advice on “adverse action” notice requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.