– The Washington Post
Jerome H. Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve and one of the world’s top economic leaders, has spent much of 2018 telling people that the U.S. economy is strong and almost “too good to be true.” But last week, he stressed a different message – not everyone has been lifted by faster growth.
The workforce skews Democratic, and the tight labor market is tilting in favor of employees’ priorities.
– The New York Times
Silicon Valley technology firms are known for giving stock to their workers, a form of compensation that often helps employees feel invested in their companies. But tech workers are now starting to use those shares to turn the tables on their employers. As many tech employees take a more activist approach to how their innovations are being deployed and increasingly speak out on a range of issues, some are using the stock as a way to demand changes at their companies.
– Restaurant Dive
As the segment’s quitting rate rises, companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks are rolling out non-traditional perks to retain talent.