The gig economy and social media are closely related. The two have grown side by side, and both have forever changed the way we work, live, and play. But has the internet brought us together or isolated us? It seems that despite being connected by a web of technology, we are segregated. Social media is siloed. Gig workers are on their own. Big Data knows more about us than we know about each other. Perhaps there’s a future of work in which technology can bring us back together?
Pay parity is one of spring’s biggest diversity topics. And there’s a good reason. Every April, women’s earnings catch up to men’s from the last year. On average, women must work an extra 103 days to earn the same amount of money as their male colleagues. That’s why, in 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity originated Equal Pay Day, an honorary observance of the ongoing wage gap between men and women. Since its inception, the symbolic holiday has raised public awareness of discrepancies[...]
As we’ve written before, promoting gender equality plays a vital role in retaining top talent, boosting bottom line profits, attracting consumers to your brand, and embodying a conscientious, fully human work culture. It isn’t just good for business, however. As McKinsey Global Institute’s new study demonstrates, gender parity will dramatically improve the economy.