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Research Suggests Collaborative Gaming Could Increase Office Productivity

According to research from Brigham Young University (BYU), playing video games with coworkers can lead to improved productivity in the office.

Publish date: 01/31/2019

Being Funny at Work Has Different Perceptions for Men and Women

The researchers asked people for responses after they saw a presentation given by a woman or a man; both used humor during their presentations. Results differed quite a bit.

Publish date: 01/28/2019

Even Robots Can get Laid Off

Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, was billed as the first all-robot hotel, using 243 robots to work the front desk, serve as bellhops and to offer concierge services. But those robots are now out of a job.

Publish date: 01/24/2019

Report: Employers to Increase or Maintain Headcount Thanks to Automation

A report from ManpowerGroup projects that employers will hire more or maintain current human employee headcounts this year thanks to automation.

Publish date: 01/24/2019

Coalition Urges Tech Giants to Stop Sales of Facial Recognition Tech to the Government

Ninety advocacy and activist groups have signed open letters addressed to three tech giants, imploring them to not sell facial recognition technologies to government authorities.

Publish date: 01/24/2019

Government Shutdown Affecting Hiring in Some Areas

While it is no surprise that people aren’t looking for work at a place where payment is on hold, the data is telling of the impact the government’s actions have on the labor market.

Publish date: 01/22/2019

Homeowner Converts 110-year-old Tree into Library

The trunk of a 110-year-old cottonwood tree in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been converted into a mini library.

Publish date: 01/17/2019

Supermarket Chain to Employ Robot to Scan Aisles for Hazards

Marty is equipped with an autonomous base, a 12-hour battery and rotating lidar to detect objects and movement so it doesn’t collide with shoppers, carts or other obstacles.

Publish date: 01/17/2019

Report: 2019’s Best Jobs

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report project which roles are expected to be the best jobs of this year based on multiple aspects. The company, which analyzes consumer trends, based the rankings on a job’s growth potential, work-life balance and salary.

Publish date: 01/17/2019

Charles Schwab CEO Takes Job Prospects to Breakfast, but There’s a Catch

Charles Schwab Corporation CEO Walt Bettinger has found a way to get prospective employees into a situation where they must react. He revealed the tactic in a New York Times interview.

Publish date: 01/17/2019