It's clever, but also a troubling sign of Japan's labor priorities. Researchers at the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can do a large number of construction tasks during labor shortages or in the case of serious hazards. The prototyp...
 A lot of us are rightfully worried that no matter how much we prepare, our negotiations will derail into an unproductive debate or shouting match. Even when we go into negotiations with a collaborative and positive problem-solving mindset, there’s always a risk that things can get emotionally ch...
Employers and business leaders constantly complain about the gap between what students learn in college and what they need to know in order to succeed in the workplace. This is especially concerning when we take into account large — and always-growing — number of people who earn college degree...
Workplace wellness programs that provide tempting incentives to employees who volunteer for optional health screenings, commit to exercise regimens, or improve their cholesterol levels have been contentious for some time now. But starting January 2019, they may become even more controversial. Tha...
Despite the good press Nike has enjoyed recently from its partnership with social activists Colin Kaepernick, the athletic apparel company is still struggling in its relations with women. Four former female employees are now suing Nike for gender discrimination, according to a class-action lawsuit f...
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’s som...
When we talk about workers who need flexibility to manage their personal lives and family responsibilities, most people envision a working mother. The leading assumption is that working moms want and need flexibility at work. It's true, of course, that many working mothers carry the load of double s...
Amazon executives recently toured Dallas, one of 20 finalists for a second company headquarters, and local officials bragged about its growing workforce and low taxes -- a perfect match for 50,000 planned Amazon jobs. But the local team also brought a surprising guest: the Reverend Neil Caza...
Like many people in their 20s, New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis has an Instagram account. And according to NFL rules, she always made sure to keep her page private so only approved visitors could view her posts. But when she posted a photo in a one-piece bodysuit 3 months ago, the Sain...
Starbucks will shut down all stores in the U.S. for several hours next month so workers can complete racial-bias training. In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores, Starbucks announced that it is closing over 8,000 stores and corporate offices nation-wide ...