The Bigger Lesson From Facebook’s New Bereavement Leave Policy

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s world came to a sudden halt when her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly, at age 47, during a spring 2015 trip to Mexico. In the months that followed, the self-assured author of Lean In found herself lost in grief, adrift from the life she and Goldberg had built. “[My self-confidence] just kind of crumbled in every area,” she tells Time magazine in this month’s cover story. “I didn’t think I could be a good friend. I didn’t feel like I could do my job.” But now she has come roaring back—to her daily work at Facebook and to her place of influence in the broader corporate landscape. Her new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy comes out today. And in February, she announced changes to Facebook’s bereavement leave policy. “Starting today, Facebook employees will have up to 20 days paid leave to grieve an immediate family member, up to 10 days to grieve an extended family member, and will be able to take up to six weeks of paid leave to care for a sick relative,” she wrote in a Facebook post. Advocates, including organizations like Family Values @ Work, expressed hope that Facebook’s shift in policy would prompt other companies to follow suit. (As of March 2016, just 13% of private-sector employees have access to paid family leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.) But Jim Santucci, executive director of Kara—the Palo Alto, Calif.-based grief counseling organization that Sandberg turned to for... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2017-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sponcon Disclosure Lessons from Teen Vogue’s Facebook Article Controversy

As the lines between journalism and advertising become increasingly blurred, media companies must be on high alert for potential pitfalls around the failure to properly disclose sponsored content. The proper characterization of content as commercial advertising, and the proper disclosure of... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Alarming Lessons From Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News in India

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Chris Cox Is Leaving Facebook

Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, announced he’s leaving the company one week after Mark Zuckerberg published his privacy manifesto. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’

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[ The Guardian | 2019-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is awful and only getting worse and I’m never leaving

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Founders of Instagram say they're leaving Facebook Inc.

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Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers

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Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

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[ BBC World | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook tweaks political ads policy, but not enough to satisfy irate publishers

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[ Digiday | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Engadget | 2018-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Translating Facebook's New Ad Policy Manifesto

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[ Fast Company | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egyptian student will be allowed to leave U.S. voluntarily after Facebook threat against Trump

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