Workforce Ecosystems and AI Research Report | The Brookings Institution

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As the number of contingent workers (e.g., contractors, freelancers, professional services workers, etc.) continues to expand in many organizations, HR leaders play a critical role in helping their firms manage and coordinate their workforce as an ecosystem of both external contributors and internal employees. This challenge is magnified given the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) …

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The Potentially Large Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Jobs | Goldman Sachs Economic Research

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This 20-page paper analyzes the impact of generative AI on the economy and jobs. Based on occupational tasks data in the US and Europe, the report notes that roughly two-thirds of current jobs are exposed to some degree of AI automation and that generative AI could substitute up to one-fourth of current work. The analysis suggests 300 million jobs …

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Managing the New Tensions of Hybrid Work | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Last week, I made a post about an article covering various regulatory developments that have implications for organizations’ remote work practices. For example, one point mentioned the European Union’s right to disconnect—a labor law concept that formalizes employees’ rights to disengage from work and refrain from work-related electronic communications during non-work hours. As leaders consider various factors that influence …

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The Five Things CHROs Need to Know About the FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Ban | HR Policy Association

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Noncompete agreements—which restrict employees from competing with their employer during or after employment—are used in many organizations. These clauses are often designed to prevent an employee from working for a direct competitor, starting their own competing business, working in the same industry, or soliciting the employer’s customers or clients. I previously shared that, on January 5, …

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The New-Collar Workforce | Harvard Business Review

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Many organizations continue to face challenges in attracting and hiring talent. However, hiring managers often contribute to this challenge by including irrelevant criteria in their job descriptions. One selection criterion that has come under increased scrutiny is academic degrees. As organizations use academic degrees as a filter for identifying talent—particularly for roles where this criterion is less …

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Work-From-Home Regulations Are Coming. Companies Aren’t Ready | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Leaders continue to make decisions about their firms’ hybrid and remote work policies and practices. While much of this discussion has focused on topics such as the number of days workers are required to be in the office, this new article raises another factor for leaders to consider: complying with a growing set of regulatory frameworks governing remote …

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A Cross-Functional Approach to Pay Equity | Gartner

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Pay equity—compensating employees the same when they perform the same or similar job duties while accounting for other factors, such as their experience level, job performance, and tenure with the employer (SHRM)—is a hot topic for many organizations. While much of this attention has been driven by legislation around pay transparency, there is also a …

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What is the Truth About Pay? | ADP Research Institute

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Pay equity—compensating employees the same when they perform the same or similar job duties while accounting for other factors, such as their experience level, job performance, and tenure with the employer (SHRM)–continues to be a topic of interest for many organizations. And while one lever for driving pay equity is pay transparency—the degree to which an …

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The Companies Backtracking on Flexible Work | BBC Worklife

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Many organizations continue to offer flexible, remote, and hybrid work arrangements. However, a segment of firms that have embraced remote and hybrid work is increasing the number of mandatory days employees need to be in the office. For example, Disney announced it is requiring employees to come back into the office four days a week starting on …

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The Complicated Effects of Pay Transparency | Harvard Business Review

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Pay transparency continues to be a hot workplace topic as various laws are enacted to increase the visibility of organizations’ pay practices. While there are varying levels of pay transparency—ranging from openly sharing information about an organization’s pay scales and compensation policies to allowing employees to see the pay of their co-workers—one goal of pay transparency …

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