Last week, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim used his speech at a conference in Paraguay to advocate for the three-day work week. While workers would clock 11-hour days to keep productivity at acceptable levels, Mr. Slim envisions a workforce that will be able to work longer into their lives while enjoying more work-life balance. He also sees peripheral economic benefits in the creation of new leisure and entertainment activities.
Challenger focused on telecommuting trends, specifically the announcements by Yahoo and Best Buy to suspend that option, bad leadership, and companies' response to the Affordable Care Act at this year's SHRM conference held in Chicago.