But for the employees at Tough Mudder’s Brooklyn headquarters, the company’s focus on physicality is more about encouraging staff to garner experience, rather than rewarding them for having the lowest body fat percentage. Many departments ask employees to have a personal objective for the year–whether it’s taking time out for surfing or to attend a cooking class–and they’re held to those personal objectives just as they would be held to a workplace objective like getting more sponsors. … [Read more...] about Where Getting a Mild Electrical Shock Is Part of Your Job: How Tough Mudder Rewards Achievement Outside The Office
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Fraser says that it’s not just events like the Capitol attack that are hiking up demand for gun detection technology. The last year has seen a spike in gun sales, driven by the pandemic, social instability, and fears that gun ownership will be restricted. During the seven months between March and September 2020, Americans bought 15.1 million guns, a 91 percent increase from he same period a year earlier, according to data collected by The Trace. Because there are more guns out there, Fraser says the burden of detecting them in public spaces falls on technology. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
Other states are delegating such tools to local levels. Texas’s Dallas County had 50,000 sign-ups within the first two days of launch of its registration website for those in phases 1a and 1b. This week, Dallas opened its first “mega-site” for COVID vaccines, at recreational area Fair Park, where it aims to vaccinate at least 1,000 people a day. The county will be doing a “media blitz” to promote both the registration website and the mega-site, both at a county level and within its 26 cities. The county also expects the State of Texas to roll out “a more robust site towards the end of the month that will be able to match individuals with nearby locations that have vaccine availability.” … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
“It’s simple, fair and the right thing to do,” Chobani president Peter McGuinness wrote in a LinkedIn post. “Our plant employees have been on the frontlines of putting food on America’s kitchen table 24/7 during this pandemic. They’re the heart of our company and we’ll do whatever we can to protect them.” … [Read more...] about Chobani offers workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccines
Jessica Thiefels is the author of 10 Questions That Answer Life’s Biggest Questions, podcast host of Mindset Reset Radio, and founder and CEO of Jessica Thiefels Consulting, an organic content marketing agency. Follow her on Twitter @JThiefels and connect on LinkedIn. … [Read more...] about 5 fun ways to build trust with a remote team when you’re a new manager