Mental Health Is More Than a Work Perk

mental health is more than a work perk

A growing number of companies, startups and venerable giants alike, are addressing mental health at work in a big way. Google offers stress management classes. Appster has regular and anonymous venting sessions where employees can let it all hang out. Apps like Joyable claim to aid in self-help. Services like PeopleSpark aim to improve communication between […]

Top Five: Work Perk Watch

So you may have  noticed that I have a fascination with startup work perks. I’ve written about good perks and bad perks, family-oriented perks and performance boosting perks. I’ve written a lot about perks. While it’s true that perks are rarely on the top of a job seeker’s list of priorities and play less of […]

Diversity at Twitter Is About More Than Hiring

Although Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley was let go in the recent round of Twitter layoffs, on Tuesday he published a piece on Medium say that he had been planning to leave the company anyway. With Miley’s departure, Twitter is now without a single black engineer in a leadership role. Only 1% of Twitter’s tech […]

Jobs Friday: The November BLS Jobs Report

Nonfarm payroll increased by 271,000 in October and the unemployment rate is at a 7-year low of 5%. That’s great news! But I don’t know about you, but I like some good charts with my data. The BLS Jobs Report is long and not exactly the most exciting read, in and of itself. Today I praise […]

Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap

Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. Forget the 78 cents on the dollar statistic; it’s 30 years out of date. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%. So what does that mean? To arrive […]

Arizona Intern Fired for Racist Tweet: Social Media Matters

Earlier this week Arizona intern Erika Escalante was fired after publishing a racist tweet. After visiting a cotton farm with a friend, she posted pictures of them picking cotton with the caption “Our inner n****r came out today.” Twitter users quickly connected Escalante with her employer — thanks to her bio, which included her position […]