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Coffee break: Humility, robot ethics and the harm of fancy job titles

23rd Sep 2016
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Time to take five minutes for yourself and sit yourself down with this week's round up of HR news, opinion and associated tidbits.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!


Is removing ratings the answer to better performance? (Jan Hills, LinkedIn)

The humility-confidence seesaw: The untold secret of great leaders (Buffer Blog)

Evolving or Devolving? How Managers Brand their Team to Fail (Keith Rosen, LinkedIn)

- I have no idea what I am doing (Buffer CEO blog)

Strategy & policy

Fancy job titles: causing more damage than good (Manan Chaturvedi, LinkedIn)

Are zero-hours contracts really worse than ‘jobs for life’? (The Guardian)

Warby Parker is getting better results by reducing managers’ control over workers (Quartz)

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics (Flipboard)

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Diversity & inclusion

Women, weight and employability (HR Gem)

Intel’s fixing its diversity problem by doing more than just hiring (Quartz)

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility (


LG & Samsung face lawsuit over employee recruiting scandal (HR Grapevine)

- Why getting back to candidates really matters (Glassdoor)

- Infographic: The 40 coolest tech company benefits (Unum)

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