Harvard Business Review Glassdoor chief economis Andrew Chamberlain highlights some of the driving forces behind job seekers’ decisions: why they choose the jobs they do, what matters to them at work, and what causes them to love — or despise — their company or manager. One of the most striking results found is that, across all income levels, the top predictor of workplace satisfaction is not pay: It is the culture and values of the organization, followed closely by the quality of senior leadership and the career opportunities at the company.
Education Week A new survey from the International Literacy Association finds that what many teachers note as being "hot" in national conversations about literacy isn't what they think is most important. Past and present members of the International Literacy Association, most of whom were teachers or literacy/instructional coaches, were asked to rate a set of 17 topics related to literacy on how "hot" and how "important" the topics are in their communities and in their countries.
The New York Times In a study of the origin and development of limb malformations, Stefan Mundlos of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and colleagues found that a family with a rare congenital deformity called syndactyly had a novel class of genetic defects unlike any seen before. These mutations affect a newly discovered design feature of the DNA molecule called topologically associating domains, or TADs. Ludwig San Diego scientist Bing Ren was quoted in the article on the importance of understanding the link between how DNA is folded in space and how genetic information is controlled.
Inman The Swanepoel Power 200 annually ranks the 200 most powerful people in real estate. Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, won the top spot, while Amy Bohutinsky, COO, took first place among the list of most influential female leaders and 10th place overall. Austin Allison, GM of dotloop, which is owned and operated by Zillow Group, also made the list.
Financial Times Switzerland’s Lonza Group has agreed to buy US capsule manufacturer Capsugel in a $5.5bn deal that will boost the Basel-based company’s healthcare operations. The acquisition of Capsugel from private equity group KKR will reinforce Lonza’s position as the biggest subcontractor of drug manufacturing in the world, giving control of the process from production of active ingredients to the making of capsule casings and dosage.
Huffington Post As the Innovation Team wraps up its first round of projects, and looks ahead to its next task — building a modern municipal workforce prepared to adapt to a 21st century economy — I’m again reminded that Los Angeles is a city where anything is possible. We have the powerful opportunity to continue to evolve our City government into a place that delivers value to residents daily and innovates in every corner it can.
GeekWire As part of its own efforts to advance the cause of equal pay among men and women, Seattle-based Zillow Group announced today that it is the among the latest group of businesses to sign the Equal Pay Pledge, an initiative of President Obama’s White House administration.