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The C Sheet | July 23,...

The C Sheet | July 23, 2021

This week in The C Sheet: The four-day work week, unique incentives for top performers, and using analytics to prove why Simone Biles is the GOAT.

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1. Is the four-day work week here to stay?

It is in Iceland! Their four-day work week trial was a glowing success: Productivity levels remained the same, while employees reported an improvement of overall health. Find out which countries may follow suit. Four-day week ‘an overwhelming success’ in Iceland (BBC News). 

2. Keep your unlimited PTO, I’ll take a new car

In order to fight the resignation wave, HCL Technologies is rewarding their top performers with a Mercedes Benz. Would that make your employees stay–or will only a BMW do? HCL to reward top performers with Mercedes Benz (Money Control) 

3. Sorry, Mountain Mama

The New York Times shared the best and worst states for remote workers in the U.S. and things don’t look so good for West Virginia. The state at the top of this list might surprise you. The Best (and Worst) States for Remote Work (The New York Times)

4. Wanted: Crypto Experience

Cryptocurrency companies are rushing to fill hundreds of open positions, but their large number of applicants lack relevant experience. Considering cryptocurrency is relatively new, perhaps they should hire based on potential rather than experience? Crypto firms struggle to find talent as they offer hundreds of job opportunities (Fortune)

5. Quantifying GOATs

We don’t need analytics to prove that Simone Biles is the GOAT–just watch one of her floor routines–but seeing her scores broken down into graphs makes her that much more impressive. What Makes Simone Biles the GOAT? (The Inner Join) 

6. No more smile and dial 

Companies are itching to grow after a hard-hitting year, but recruiters are struggling to find willing Sales candidates. With a high earning potential, what appears to be the turn off? The Pay Is High and Jobs Are Plentiful, but Few Want to Go Into Sales (The Wall Street Journal subscription required

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