Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses.
Over the last couple of years, ride-sharing giant Uber has drawn much attention to the age-old employment question of worker classification.
In Uber’s case, the debate concerns whether or not Uber drivers should be considered employees or independent contractors. On February 21, 2017, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted an arbitration award in favor of Uber, contending that the company’s drivers are indeed independent contractors. The decision came as the result of a driver who was “deactivated” by Uber after a customer made a charge of sexual harassment. To learn more about Uber’s latest experience with the judicial system, read Uber Court Victory A Win For Sharing Economy Companies Everywhere by Karl Lindegren and Richard Meneghello of Fisher Phillips. This may be Uber’s latest legal foray, but it likely won’t be the last.
“By 2020, nearly half (46%) of all U.S. workers will be millennials. And they are asking more from their companies.”
So writes Anita Graham in The Case For Leadership Driven HR on TLNT website. She makes a good case that traditional HR is broken, and forward-looking companies have to change the way they think about the role of Human Resources.
Interviewing candidates for a job opening can be challenging.
And while each company has its own preferred method, interviewers would be well served by reading Barry Moltz’s article, 10 Killer Interview Questions. The next time I sit in the interviewer’s chair, I definitely will use this guide as a resource.