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Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.

Office Life

Study: 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week

A new report found that 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week — and increasingly, employers are embracing it and other options.

Office culture

A Google employee’s take on perks and productivity

A big part of productivity is simplifying unnecessary parts of your life. My favorite perks are the ones that simplify my life and free up a lot more time.

News

Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why

This phenomenon of Swedes inserting microchips into themselves reflects Sweden’s unique biohacking scene.

News

Survey: ‘Lazy’ is the most annoying Millennial workplace stereotype

New research on working Millennials shows that by far, the most annoying "workplace stereotype" about this generation is that they're "lazy."

Health

Study: People who work from home have more insomnia and back pain

When you work from home, you don't have to worry about your boss lurking over your shoulder, and you don't have to deal with noisy coworkers distracting you. The big downside? When you can work from anywhere, you could always be working. This is the stress that a new report from the International Labour Organization documents.

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what a 52-week paid parental leave looks like

With more than two years of experience with the 52-week parental leave, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's chief human resources officer has said the policy change was a wise move.

News

Study: Almost half of Millennials expect to leave their job in 2 years

When it comes to jobs, millennials are not looking to stay in one place, always looking for greener pastures. According to a new survey of 10,455 employed millennials across 36 countries by Deloitte, millennials are not loyal to one employer.

Productivity

5 genius Slack apps you never knew you needed

If you use Slack (a popular professional messaging system) for work, you may be familiar with how it works. The tool makes it possible to create specific discussion “channels,” chat with another team member directly or make a fun group chat with several of your bestie coworkers. But you probably didn’t know that Slack also hosts a ton of awesome apps that could make your workday that much more productive.

News

2018 college graduates will earn an average salary of $50K

A new analysis by global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry shows that members of the Class of 2018 will rack up $50,390 a year on average — up from $49,000 last year.

The Future of Work

What it’s like to freelance in 2018

Ever wondered what it’s really like to freelance in 2018, or just in this day and age? Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question since no two freelancers experience the exact same thing. However, a new survey report from WiseBrand, based on over 2,000 respondents, does give a nice peek inside the current State of the Freelance Nation. The study dispels common myths about freelancing and sheds new light on freelancers’ finances, ambitions, and needs.

Robots

New Boston Dynamics video shows robot running outside autonomously, jumping over obstacles

A recent survey of American parents found that roughly three-quarters were concerned that robots might take their kids' jobs. Well, parents of new grads: Be more worried. This robot can run and jump on its own. Terrifying.

The Future of Work

This map shows where freelancers get more bang for their buck

Freelancing is on the rise. Since more people are ditching traditional corporate jobs and striking out on their own, it’s worth asking: How much money do freelancers need to make to enjoy a reasonable standard of living? We created a new map to find out.

News

Google won’t confirm if AI assistant will identify itself up front as a robot

This ethical tension could be partly resolved if its AI assistant was required to announce that a computer is on the phone calls, but Google has been vague and will not confirm if Duplex will be made to self-disclose.

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls

In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.

News

This California ruling could decide the future of contracted work

This month, the California Supreme Court challenged the entire gig economy's business model, ruling that a contractor must be classified as an employee if they do jobs that are part of the “usual course” of the company’s business.

The Future of Work

Here are the 7 best blockchain careers and jobs for the future

As this market continues to grow, it can be expected there will be many exciting and lucrative career options for those skilled with blockchain.

career change

10 things you need to know if you’re moving abroad

Moving your whole life from one country to another can truly be an exciting part of your life but also a stressful time, so you want to make sure you have everything in order before you settle down in the new country. If you ask us, this is is imperative if you want to start on the right foot.

Technology

These are the countries with the highest percentage of robots in the workforce

We know the robots are coming for our jobs but depending on where you live this may happen in a shorter amount of time. According to online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal Statista, there are already a number of countries where the rise of the machines is very much in play. In a new chart using data from the  International Federation of Robotics Statista looks at the countries where you will find the highest density of robot workers. 

Entrepreneurs

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.

News

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.

News

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.

Technology At Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.

The Future of Work

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.