Be ready for that water cooler talk with fresh links to these hand picked reads.
How do you feel as an applicant when employers ask for your salary history? It’s fair game that shouldn’t raise eyebrows? It’s a backwards practice that keeps salaries low and perpetuates gender and racial bias? The Washington Post took its shot, now Vu Le calls for abolition of the practice. (Nonprofit With Balls)
Salaried and making less than $43,680? New labor laws mean that come 1/1/17 your employer should be making you eligible for overtime (non-exempt) or giving you a raise to $43,680 to keep you exempt. (CalNonprofits)
Blacks and Latinos are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as whites. Can we find ways to include those presently excluded from economic well-being? Can we design an economic system that builds the wealth and prosperity of all citizens? The folks at Community Wealth have some ideas. (Renewal: A Journal of Social Democacy)
As Watsonville ponders a soda tax, and the news that half of county residents are diabetic or pre-diabetic we’re thinking about health in communities of color. How bad are the consequences of unequal access to healthy food? Potentially devastating according to this new report. (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Which model of productivity works best for you? The 2 Minute Rule, Ivy Lee Method, or Seinfeld Strategy? James Clear reminds us that all models are wrong, and we need to look at them not for perfection or truth, but what utility they can offer. (James Clear)