Employees of color rated their CEOs. These are the top 10 for large companies

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Anonymous surveys from employees at 60,000 U.S. companies reveal what workers think about their leaders. Everyone wants to work at a place where they feel like they belong. And often, that kind of culture is set at the highest levels of an organization. With that in mind, Comparably polled employees of color to find out the best CEOs to work for. The top 10 from companies with more than 500 employees are: Read Full Story

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More companies are hiring a ‘director of remote work’

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As many embrace working from home, companies like Facebook are looking to hire a remote work leader. Remote work has become the norm thanks to COVID-19, and the pivot is accelerating the adoption of a fairly new job title for several companies, including Facebook: director of remote work. The position at Facebook is designed to support CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to allow employees to continue to work from home through Summer 2021 and his pledge to have half of the company’s global workforce working remotely within the next 5 to 10 years. Read Full Story

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Mav Carter, Evan Spiegel, Rebecca Minkoff headline first Most Innovative Companies Summit

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Inaugural event on March 9 and 10 will celebrate innovation and help define the future of business. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel , SpringHill CEO Maverick “Mav” Carter , entrepreneur Rebecca Minkoff , and executives from Pfizer, Ben & Jerry’s, Color of Change, and other innovative organizations will participate in the first Fast Company Most Innovative Companies Summit on March 9 and 10. Read Full Story

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These are the country’s 100 most overpaid CEOs

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If CEO pay were based on a company’s financial performance, pay packages would look much different. But shareholders keep approving big raises. In 2019, the average top CEO’s pay increased 14% from 2018 to $21.3 million. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, earned $280,621,552 in total compensation—more than 1,000 times the income of a median company employee. Read Full Story

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‘Never let a crisis go to waste’: How 3 CEOs helped their companies thrive in a pandemic

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By leaning into innovation and technology, these companies are in a strong position even as the pandemic worsens. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted different responses from company CEOs seeking to ensure their businesses survive. Keeping their employees safe has been the first priority, but beyond that, their task has involved understanding the situation, launching countermeasures, and trying to evolve ways of working to ensure their businesses can continue. Read Full Story

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10 lessons from CEOs on how to manage corporate reputation in a new era of activism

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When employees are pushing companies as hard as outside activists, and a CEO’s reputation is directly tied to his company, these lessons offer help toward building and maintaining good public perception. A changing landscape of social, political, and business dynamics is creating a new set of challenges for CEOs. Corporations and their hard-won reputations now have as much to gain as they have to lose from sudden changes in perception. To gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, we sat down with corporate leaders representing almost $2 trillion in market cap, billions of dollars in revenue, and millions of employees and asked them to share what they see on the horizon and how they are approaching the changing demands of corporate reputation. Read Full Story

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The 10 most innovative security companies of 2021

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Why Graphika, Identiq, ZecOps, Beyond Identity, and more top our list of the best cybersecurity firms this year. With so many people working from home on their personal devices during the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity has gotten more important than ever. Security companies have developed new ways to protect people from malicious activity on their phones and computers—even when they’re on their own—by detecting phishing messages, political misinformation, denial-of-service attacks, and other types of cyberattacks. They’ve also come up with new techniques to help stop fraud by confirming that people are who they say they are without relying so much on passwords and centralized databases that can themselves be targets for criminals. And they’ve built new systems for securing people’s most sensitive business data, whether it needs to be accessible on corporate servers or on individual employee cellphones. Read Full Story

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