Web Work Weekly: Winning Workplaces, Tax News, and 2018 Trends

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Web Work Weekly

By Milo Cruz | Last Updated: December 11, 2017

2017’s Best Workplaces

Popular jobs website Glassdoor just published their year-end list of the best places to work. The list is calculated using data from Glassdoor’s trove of employee reviews and feedback, and it’s a great insight into what kinds of companies and workplace cultures appeal to today’s employees.

Topping the list are companies like Facebook and Google, but contrary to popular expectations, not all the top 10 are tech stalwarts. You’ll also find companies like In-N-Out Burger and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which indicate that, for all the buzz we get about the tech space, it doesn’t have a monopoly on fulfilling employment.

Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman noted that employees tended to look for the following themes in their ideal workplaces:

  • Mission-driven company cultures
  • Clear career opportunities
  • Family-friendly benefits
  • Transparent, communicative, and supportive senior leadership

Are these the factors you use to choose between potential employers? Let me know what you look for in a workplace!

The US Rethinks Taxes

US Senate Republicans pushed their tax plan through recently amidst plenty of criticism from experts and the public alike. While the US’ new tax policies still need to be finalized by Congress, Business Insider paired up with Zippia to give readers a clearer idea of how these overhauls will affect workers at different income levels.

There’s been a lot written about the GOP’s tax plans. Here’s some great reportage to get you up to speed:

2018’s Top Design Trends

Cap off 2017 by prepping for a great new year. Leading web design and development blogs Creative Bloq and MockPlus have just come out with primers on the top trends to look out for in 2018. The lists cover graphic design, general web design, and UI design, and they’re a good intro to trends that you might want to incorporate into your next projects.

Did they miss any new trends you think we’ll see in 2018? Drop me a line and let me know!