Talent Economy Week in Review: August 7-11, 2017

These were the top TE stories from this week. Also, Friday's top talent stories from around the web.
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These were the top Talent Economy stories from the week of August 7-11, 2017:

Google Diversity Memo Fallout Shows Leaders Face Tough Balancing ActThe firing of a male Google engineer for expressing unpopular views around gender inequality in tech and leadership shows the complicated nature of building truly authentic and inclusive workplaces, writes Managing Editor Frank Kalman.

Talent10x: The New Era of Performance Enablement with Workday’s Greg PryorIn this week’s podcast, Greg Pryor outlines Workday’s performance enablement approach and how it compares to traditional performance management systems. Listen here or subscribe to Talent10x on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or Tunein.

Why Overworking Doesn’t WorkToday’s always-on work environment overlooks research showing that the secret to productivity growth is finding time to work less, not more, write Talent Economy Influencers Marian N. Ruderman, Cathleen Clerkin and Jennifer J. Deal.

This Technology Firm Trains Its Coders as Apprentices. Should Others Follow?Software crafters at 8th Light all start out in an apprenticeship at the firm, which its leaders say creates a consistent culture of learning, writes Associate Editor Lauren Dixon. Will it work for other companies?

Is the Global Free Trade on Talent Coming to an End?Britain’s looming independence from the EU and fresh interest in nationalist policies in the U.S.has firms reconsidering their global talent strategies, writes Talent Economy Contributor Michelle Rafter in the July 2017 issue. Read the rest of the three-part cover section here and here.

Here were the top talent stories from around the web for August 11, 2017:

This week’s Google-memo scandal shows diversity is a tough sell in Silicon Valley, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Teenagers simply can’t afford to have a summer job anymore, according to Quartz.

Facebook’s willingness to copy rivals’ app features is seen as killing its ability to innovate, writes The Washington Post.

Elon Musk’s assistent once asked for a raise. What came next is an important career lesson, writes Business Insider.

Finally, Google is giving away its best tools for managers for free, according to Inc.