Articles about The Future of Work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.