Articles about The Future of Work
This is what it’s really like to be a hugely successful ganjapreneur
If you think the cannabis industry is just getting a lot of attention today because the date is 4/20 you would be quite wrong. The number of people employed by the cannabis industry is expected to triple from 200,000 to 630,000 people by the year 2025, according to New Frontier Data. And with sales expected to reach $50 billion in the next 10 years, it is clear that this industry is not slowing down and being a ganjapreneur is a smart and lucrative career path.
Survey: 75% of millennials think ‘job hopping’ looks good
While there's certainly been an ongoing debate about the extent that millennials actually change jobs, recent research from global staffing firm Robert Half found that 75% of people ages 18-34 think it’s possible for "job hopping" to be good for their careers.
Study: Women in heavier makeup are less likely to be seen as leaders
For women to be taken seriously by their colleagues at work, they may have to hold back on the mascara.
A.I. is redefining the meaning of ‘human’ in human resources
Artificial intelligence is transforming the modern human resource department by providing a variety of new data-driven tools.
This algorithm can figure out when you will die
By creating a deep learning algorithm to predict patient mortality, doctors can better inform patients about their end-of-life options before it is too late, allowing more patients to get their spiritual and cultures final wishes met.
These were the craziest workplace surveillance stories of 2017
New advances in technology are making it easier than ever for our employers to track our movements, whereabouts, and employability. These were the craziest stories of 2017.
Here’s how not to lose your job in the next 15 years
Learn all you can about the technology entering your field. Stay up on all the trends. And give real thought to where the human element is still needed.
This is why Facebook and Google are stealing your life
Companies like Facebook and Google were built to be addictive, say many involved in their creation. These services do not have your best interest at heart.
Survey: Here’s how people really feel about robots in the workplace
Among U.S. workers, only 13% would be “very comfortable” having a position where they worked with robots. This better change, fast.
This CEO believes resumes are becoming obsolete — here’s why
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, believes that the key to finding strong talent isn’t looking at more resumes — it’s about looking in non-traditional places.
Work hosted online can disappear instantly — don’t let it happen to you
Employees of DNAinfo and Gothamist watched decades of work disappear from the internet. Here's how to prevent that from happening to you.
8 workplace predictions for 2018
From increased opportunities to work remotely to a shrinking number of staff jobs, 2018 has interesting changes in store.
Report: These are the fastest-declining jobs in the U.S.
Typists, watch repairers, and postal workers: Here are the jobs projected to be on their way out over the next decade, according to Bloomberg.
You’ll never have to leave work again with Amazon Key
With its new Amazon Key service, Amazon is selling a future where you'll never have to leave work again to wait for a package.
Survey: Millennials are much more likely to share their salary than other generations
Knowing what your friends and colleagues make in a similar field is empowering in making sure you’re being compensated fairly. Would you share your salary?
Survey: Americans want to limit robots to ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’ jobs
Americans support having machines do the grunt work, giving humans the opportunity to pursue more creative, less monotonous tasks.
How the Equifax hack could hurt your job search
The millions affected by the hack on credit reporting agency Equifax may have to explain fraudulent credit history to potentially unsympathetic employers.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans know someone whose job has been affected by automation
A new report from Pew Research Center shows that 18% of Americans reported knowing someone whose salary or hours have been cut, or who has lost a position, due to “workforce automation.
This AI spies on your contacts and writes emails to them
A new email plugin called Crystal made accurate judgments on one reporter's email style. It can help people navigate tone and content with strangers.
New robot gets knocked down — but it gets up again (you are never gonna keep it down)
Scientists have created a new robot that can fall down repeatedly without suffering significant damage — and can get back up without human assistance.
When this ex-Google X director fires you, he may call it ‘liberation’
By liberating employees from jobs they're unsuited for instead of firing them, people can see that there's life beyond the one position they currently have.
This chatbot will help you face death
Can a robot ease the existential angst of those facing imminent death? It might seem unlikely, but that's exactly what a new chatbot was able to do.
Apple posts job teaching Siri to listen to users’ troubles
Apple is hiring a trainer to teach its artificially-intelligent voice interface, Siri, to have "serious conversations." Would you trust it?
Does your company know if it has a gender pay gap?
Companies are not explicitly out to discriminate against employees. Here's how they can find and fix any disparities.
3 ways automation can help workers in the future
While Elon Musk is tweeting that super-intelligent robots will bring World War III, there are other experts rebuking dystopian visions and are offering a more hopeful take.