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US Labor Market Trends 2018: Gig Economy Strengthens

Up to 61 percent of respondents to a recent survey intend to convert about a third of full-time positions to freelance or contract positions. Employers see advantages to freeing up permanent positions: gaining the flexibility to hire the skills they need at the time they need them and responding quickly to demands for job skills that cannot be predicted.

Publish date: 01/09/2018

Internet Use at the Office

Internet access is a bit of a double-edged sword for employers. While giving employees access to tools that will help them quickly complete tasks and to resources that make obtaining and communicating information much faster, it also opens up a host of problems for managers, including productivity issues and vulnerability to viruses from untrustworthy sites.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

Phone Snubbed by the Boss

According to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, supervisors who continue to look at their phone while meeting with employees are likely to lose their employees’ trust, which will subsequently affect their engagement.

Publish date: 01/08/2018

Jumping Back into the Job Market Through a Returnship

For people returning to work after a years-long gap, a return internship could be the key that unlocks the door to a new position.

Publish date: 01/04/2018

Accessing Your Paycheck Before Payday

The world’s largest retailer, and one that’s often critiqued for its low wages, unveiled financial planning tools designed by Even Responsible Finance Inc. and PayActiv Inc. that lets its employees access earned wages ahead of scheduled paychecks and avoid bounced checks or payday loans.

Publish date: 01/04/2018

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Your Work Life

Given the amount of time we spend on the job, we owe it to ourselves, and our colleagues, to embrace the lean management principle of continuous improvement.

Publish date: 01/02/2018

A Drone That Plays Music to Keep Employees from Staying Late at Work

In an effort to avoid the endless work hours often linked to employee burnout and exhaustion, a Japanese firm is enlisting the help of a drone that plays loud music meant to notify employees that it is time to go home.

Publish date: 12/26/2017

Bringing Your Work Home (and on Vacation) With You

Are you constantly checking your work-related emails after business hours or lugging your laptop with you when you and your family go on vacation? If you answered yes to either of those questions, your personal well-being might be suffering, according to a recent study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Publish date: 12/26/2017

Should Employers Make Employees’ Salaries Public?

Are there advantages to employees if salaries are public? Will employees accept such a policy?

Publish date: 12/21/2017

How to Stay Healthy at Work

Winter at work, for many of us, means dry air, sick coworkers and temperatures too chilly to spend time outside. When it seems like everyone around you is coughing and sneezing, there are many things you can do proactively to stay healthy.

Publish date: 12/21/2017