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The C Sheet | August 6th,...

The C Sheet | August 6th, 2021

This week on The C Sheet, we discuss digital recognition, Black Women's Equal Pay Day, and managing a multigenerational workforce.

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1. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Tuesday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, representing the number of days it would take for Black women to make what their white male counterparts made by the end of the previous year. (For those who are bad at math, that’s 579 days compared to 365). Career coaches share how companies can work to fix this. The pay gap persists for Black women. Coaches offer advice on how to push for change. (Protocol)

2. What’s the Buzz?

In June, Bumble gave all employees the same week off to help fight burnout. This week, the dating app announced they were adding a second collective week off, in addition to employees’ unlimited paid vacation time. Dating app Bumble to give employees a collective week-long holiday twice a year (CNBC)

3. Digital Recognition

It’s important to make your employees feel valued at work, but it can be a challenge without face-to-face interactions. Here’s how you can make your team feel appreciated over digital communication, especially introverted employees. 4 ways to make people feel valued at work, even when you’re not all together (TED)

4. A Time to (Re)Assess Skills 

With many organizations facing a skills deficit, some companies are being strategic in solving for skills, while others are playing possum. Here are three ways to build a better skilled workforce, including a focus on soft skills. Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce (McKinsey & Company)

5. R-E-S-P-E-C-T

From the Silent Generation to Gen Z, employees of different generations vary in workstyles and ways of communication. Here are seven tips for managing a multigenerational workforce, which really comes down to one thing: respect. 7 tips for managing a multigenerational workforce (Culture Amp)

6. Leave the 9 to 5 to Dolly

83% of employers have said their shift to remote work has been successful, and 54% of employees want to keep it that way. Now that we know where we want to work, the question becomes when? Breaking Free from a “9 to 5” Culture (Harvard Business Review subscription required)

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