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Your Evolved Employer News Roundup

By Melissa J. Anderson

  • Women Missing from the Web 2.0 Boardroom

    Companies like Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and Foursquare have no female directors. All Things Digital‘s Kara Swisher writes, “What’s most remarkable is that most of these start-ups are run by what I consider enlightened and open-minded entrepreneurs.”

  • Lawyers Call for Diversity Solutions

    In a letter to The Guardian, a group of the UK’s top legal professionals calls for more transparency on hiring data. They write, “Transparency is a powerful tool to change behaviour.”

  • Three Creative Corporate Giving Ideas

    According to Triple Pundit, individual donations were expected to decrease in 2010, but “unparalleled opportunities exist for the private sector to give in more innovative ways.” The first one: “Engage employees in “personal” corporate giving.”

  • Four Ways to be a Better Employer

    HBR analyzes the four things everybody needs – “sustainability (physical); security (emotional); self-expression (mental), and significance (spiritual)” – and discusses how employers can respond to each of these needs to boost engagement.

  • Dell and Goodwill Announce More E-Waste Donation Sites

    According to MatterNetwork, “100 of Goodwill’s donation sites have been added to the Reconnect recycling program,” which could keep 5 million pounds of e-waste out of landfills this year.

  • Chipotle Firing Latinos

    DiversityJobs reports that Chipotle has fired 80 to 100 Latino workers “related to an I-9 audit or ‘desktop raid’ conducted by the Immigration and Customs Service looking for undocumented immigrants,” with more firings expected. Unfair labor practices and discrimination have also been reported.

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