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This Week in Work: Gender Divide in the COVID-era, Slack Extends Remote Work and Why Management Matters

Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.

This Week in Work:

1. Gender equality in COVID-era

An article in Fortune delves into how women and minorities are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and how flexibility, compassion and more can help level-set.

2. What Employees Want

Recent reports have seen a growing focus on employee mental health issues and a demand for resolution of these issues through the organization.

3. Management matters

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on how companies that are effectively managed are more likely to ward off the need to furlough or lay people off.

4. Target hits the bullseye for millennials

Target ranked 10th on this year’s ranking of the Fortune best workplaces for millennials.

5. Slack embraces remote work for the long haul

Slack announced that our offices will remain closed until at least June 2021.

6. The Benefits of Including Your Kids on Zoom Calls

Jolene Cramer, Senior Director of Integrated Marketing at Limeade, was featured in in a Q&A on her open door policy with her kids and how her girls helped inspire the story in the new children’s book “Take Care.”

7. Implementing a voice of employee program

How a VoE program improves employee well-being, which translates into a positive financial return, and a more engaged and productive workforce.

8. Thinking beyond free snacks and unlimited vacation

An op-ed in Fast Company discusses the need to go beyond perks to preserve culture and how COVID-19 has “cut through the snacks.”

Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!