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The Wetware Crisis: the Dead Sea effect : Bruce F. Webster
Mildly bogus metric since the argument is that good staff retention is rare.
However, it does reflect the reality that most orgs do not effectively promote IT staff so they have to move on.
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2 hours ago by po
Introduce a four day week, say public | YouGov
57% support introducing a four day working week in the UK – and 71% say it would make Britain happier
bullshit  job  yougov  poll  labor  productivity 
yesterday by alexisbellido
German rail strike
It's not just the French train system that goes on strike
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yesterday by nelson
The Reality Check: WORTHLESS PROMISES IN SILICON VALLEY
To make the economy serve the needs of working families, they must be organized. It’s not enough to have a voice or a “place at the table.” Silicon Valley’s 99% need the organized ability to effectively advocate for their needs, in the face of corporate resistance. But despite obstacles, for its entire history Silicon Valley has been as much a cauldron of resistance and new strategies for labor and community organizing as it has been for the production of fabulous wealth. Workers have opposed inhuman conditions. Community organizations have fought for social justice and equality. They will keep on doing that.
labor  siliconvalley  techworkers 
yesterday by beep
In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards - Reuters
And since hardly anyone stays with a company 30 or 40 years these days, more companies are honoring longevity after only a few years on the job, when staffers are in their prime and most likely to be scouted by rival firms or executive recruiters.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  labor  skilled-labor 
2 days ago by areadevelopment
Philadelphia Just Passed the Strongest Fair Scheduling Law in the Nation
Philadelphia, the poorest big city in the country, just enacted the most sweeping bill yet to give low-wage workers some control over their schedules.

The city’s new law, which passed the city council on Thursday, will require businesses with more than 250 employees and more than 30 locations worldwide to provide employees their schedules at least 10 days in advance. If any changes are made to their schedules after that, employers will owe employees more money. Employers will also be required to offer more hours as they become available to existing employees who want them rather than hiring new people, and they’ll be banned from retaliating against those who either request or decline more hours.
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2 days ago by celine

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