Talent Economy Week in Review: April 16-20, 2018

These were the top TE stories from this week. Plus, the best of what we read from around the web.
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These were the top Talent Economy stories for the week of April 16-20, 2018:

4 Low-Cost Perks for Small Businesses to Attract Top Talent: As the competition for talent increases and large employers increasingly offer lavish benefits, here are some ways that small businesses can compete on a dime, writes Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.

Talent10x: SpringBoards Consulting’s Nadia Nassif on Supporting Multinational Workers: SpringBoards Consulting CEO and founder Nadia Nassif talks with Senior Editor Lauren Dixon about her experience working in Tokyo, the challenges that multinational workers face and how to coach them for successful careers.

3 Steps for HR to Achieve Pay Equity: Following Equal Pay Day, Zenefits’ Chief People Officer Beth Steinberg shares how HR can lead the way in achieving pay equity.

How to Fire Employees Without Killing Company Culture: Talent Economy Influencer Piyush Patel shares advice on when to fire workers and how to communicate the change to colleagues.

Video: How Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Economy: Continued recreational legalization of the drug could have far-reaching implications for the economy, says Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.

Finally, these are the top talent stories we’re reading from around the web for this week:

Following an incident in which two black men were arrested for trespassing at a Starbucks, the company will close 8,000 U.S. locations on May 29 to conduct racial-bias training, reports CNN.

Several major technology companies signed a pledge to not wage cyberwarfare and to help countries at the receiving end of an attack. Among companies not signing the pledge are Google, Apple and Amazon, reports The New York Times.

New research from the University of Missouri found that female executives receive more attention from activist investors than male-led companies, writes MU News Bureau.

The co-founder of Sir Kensington’s shares how to go through an acquisition without losing the original company’s core values, via Fast Company.

Low-income students could soon see increased access to 100 of America’s top universities, reports NPR.

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