Talent Economy Week in Review: June 25-29, 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 June 25-29, 2018:

Gig Economy Update: What Business Leaders Should Know: New data about the contingent workforce sheds some light on the nature of the gig economy. Here’s what experts have to say, writes Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.

Talent10x: The Future of Job Boards: Sahil Sahni, co-founder of AllyO, shares with Senior Editor Lauren Dixon the history of job boards and what we can expect from the next frontier, including artificial intelligence.

3 Considerations When Operating in a Tight Labor Market: Hiring is especially difficult now in IT, manufacturing and consumer-facing roles. Here’s what to consider when trying to attract and retain top talent, writes Talent Economy Influencer Becky Frankiewicz.

8 Areas to Focus on When Transforming Company Culture: Changing behaviors can be difficult, but here are eight areas to watch for when going through the transformation, writes Talent Economy Influencer Phil Geldart.

Video: How Do Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders Help Business?: Corporate social responsibility leaders can help companies align mission to actions, thus helping employees find purpose at work. Learn more in the full video with Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.

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

Venture capital firms that have diverse investors see greater profits than homogeneous teams, according to research from Harvard Business Review.

Following the tariffs placed on many American products by the EU, Harley-Davidson found their motorcycles would cost $2,200 more to export to the bloc, which makes up about a sixth of worldwide sales. Thus, the motorcycle producer announced Monday that it would move some production outside of the U.S., reports The New York Times.

For some time, government workers who are not part of unions still had to pay some union dues. A Supreme Court decision changed that, reports NPR.

It’s hard enough to be a parent, but when a gay couple is going through adoption or surrogacy, it can be harder. Here’s what it’s like to be an LGBTQ parent at work, writes Fast Company.

Many Americans face unnecessary employment; their role has little purpose, but they must continue to perform daily tasks to receive paychecks, writes The New Yorker.

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