About 5 years ago

01/24/2017 - Midnight Reads – How to Train a Worker

How to Train a Worker
– The Atlantic
The U.S. government has the money to retrain workers, but not the curriculum. Companies have the expertise to teach relevant skills, but won’t spend the money. So why not bring them together to create a government-backed corporate retraining program?

Global Uncertainty Gets Brushed Off in the U.S. and Europe
– The Wall Street Journal
Economists warned for months that the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union could shake household and business confidence and hurt the economy, but it hasn’t played out that way. That’s part of a wider trend across the rest of Europe and the U.S. where consumers and businesses appear to be undaunted by the prospect of profound political change… and may even be encouraged by it.

Starbucks Will Now Allow New Fathers to Take Paternity Leave
– Fortune
Starbucks is enhancing the coffee giant’s slate of maternity and parental benefits, including fully paid leave for birth moms and new perks for fathers, same-sex couples and adoptive parents that work at the coffee giant’s stores.

If Trump Keeps His Promise on Paid Family Leave, Will Working Women Feel They Can Take It?
– Salon
An analysis reveals that the percentage of new mothers who use family leave has remained flat since 1994. Paid leave policies do not necessarily encourage more women to take time off. But why?