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Issues Persist for Mothers in the Workforce

Even with calls for longer maternity leaves and private places for women to ready for breastfeeding, mothers, particularly mothers of small children, continue to face a great many challenges when returning to the workforce after having children.

Publish date: 08/15/2017

The U.S. Government Wants Your Feedback on Overtime Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor appears to be moving forward on an overtime rule that caught up millions of workers and employers in some muddy waters last year. Recently, the Department of Labor published a Request for Information from the public to gather information and questions on the rule.

Publish date: 08/10/2017

Swipe Right on Your Next Mentor

LinkedIn recently introduced a new tool, called Shapr, which will connect mentors to mentees based on a number of factors. It's similar to many popular dating apps, but it's much more appropriate for work.

Publish date: 08/10/2017

Age Discrimination: The Hows and the Whys!

Think we have become more evolved as a society and that age discrimination won’t happen to you? Think again….

Publish date: 08/08/2017

Are You Flexible? Flextime Schedules are Growing in Popularity

Flexible work days are becoming more popular as companies need to strike a solid work-life balance to keep their best talent. Working from home may be losing popularity, but flexible shifts seems to be gaining traction in the modern workplace.

Publish date: 08/03/2017

They Want You Back: A Push Against Remote Employees

Many companies have embraced flexibility in the workplace, either through scheduling, laid back dress code or allowing remote work. However, a recent surge of big companies taking a step back on allowing employees to work from home is bucking that trend.

Publish date: 08/02/2017

Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You?

Three Square Market, based in River Falls, Wisconsin, says they plan on about 50 employees taking advantage of this voluntary technology. The company says the chips are about the size of a grain of rice and will be implanted under the skin between the thumb and forefinger.

Publish date: 07/31/2017

Future of Women in STEM Fields Improving

While men continue to dominate STEM-related fields—earning STEM degrees at a far greater rate than women—new research suggests that this phenomena may be changing.

Publish date: 07/27/2017

Crowdsourcing a Company: Is It Feasible?

Could the future of work look a bit like a sophisticated flash mob? Two Stanford University faculty members suggest that it’s possible to put together a virtual group of strangers that can successfully fulfill a complex business mission.

Publish date: 07/20/2017

Female-Led Tech Start-Ups Employ More Women Than Larger Companies

Tech start-ups with at least one female founder employ more women than some of the nation’s largest tech companies, according to a recent study.

Publish date: 07/17/2017