The mounting body of research on technology and personal productivity has shown that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working at their computer. In short, we can’t work for even a single minute before we drift off to look at something else. Of course, it’...
Anyone following developments in the American workplace over recent years has likely noted the growing level of concern about a “robopocalypse.” An estimated 50 percent of today’s jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute. But you don't...
Last fall the hospitality union Unite Here ran demonstrations in 40 cities, explaining that the U.S. “needs protections for the workers who drive this industry.” The hospitality workers union Unite Here had its sights set on Donald Trump long before he became president. While Trump was runnin...
There has been a flood of horrific stories about male predatory behavior in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal last month, but one comment has stood out above many others. In an incriminating memo about her boss, a Weinstein Co. employee named Lauren O’Connor succinctly explained how the Hol...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
For bosses who want to spy on employees at work, it’s never been easier – or more commonplace – than it is today. But the practice has HUGE drawbacks. Despite the fact that some companies justify employee monitoring as a way to make their operations run more smoothly, it can actually damage m...
In the book “The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success," business executive Teresa Taylor explains, “I never believed the hype that women have to choose between a career and a personal life to live their best life. You shouldn't, either.” She urges workers to abandon the frustrating an...
A recent submission to “Workaholic,” the New York Times career advice blog, highlighted a dilemma that may be familiar to many pregnant workers out there. The anonymous advice-seeker asked the following: “Last December, I applied for a position at a big technology firm. The description indica...
We all know there are certain questions a job interviewer cannot ask you: religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, whether you have kids, etc. But it seems that many employers get around that these days by simply snooping through your social media. In fact, applicants report an ...
It’s positive! These are two words that forever change a woman’s life. And as ten thousand questions run through your mind, one will certainly be “How will pregnancy and motherhood affect my career?” Five questions arise again and again regarding workplace rights for pregnant women. Th...