But a state-based patchwork isn’t a plan. Each state’s rules vary in inclusivity. Some parts of the workforce, such as those working in executive roles at large companies benefit from corporate leave policies, whereas low wage working people and communities of color statistically find themselves working in sectors such as healthcare, education, and retail—the jobs we have learned to call “essential”—do not. Your zip code or your job type shouldn’t determine whether you can provide appropriate care for a loved one recovering from COVID or to a newborn child. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
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Sites like Rebag, meanwhile, want to making buying and selling so easy that users spend as little time on the site as possible. Rebag focuses on selling bags and accessories in mint condition from around 50 top designers. It’s developed a tool on its site called Clair that digitally assesses the value of a handbag, so sellers can decide within minutes whether to sell their item. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” But the fact is, Swiss International’s initiatives weren’t groundbreaking, didn’t require an army of McKinsey consultants, didn’t need a multi-billion-dollar budget, and most of them didn’t cost one single dollar to implement. But they were all born with one thing in common. They derive from a point of view that experiences the world not from a corporate office, but through the eyes of the customer. As we continue to reimagine airlines for the post-pandemic era, actually thinking about the customer would be a good place to start. … [Read more...] about Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable