The Digital Destruction of Middle-Class Jobs
Technological innovations claim to aid people in life and employees at work, but is the constant march of digital development actually destroying middle-class jobs? The end of employees and the rise of robots is an apocalyptic prediction that has been forecast before, but never come to pass. However, the rapid advancement of tech could eliminate middle-income jobs that sustain many households, leaving workers without a digital skill set out of luck.
A (Practically) Perfect Parental Leave Policy
Netflix announced that it would be offering new parents the opportunity to take off as much paid time as they'd like in the first year of becoming parents. Netflix's new plan goes well beyond even generous parental leave policies of other companies, and far surpasses the majority of American companies which offer no paid parental leave. The policy seems practically perfect, and it could be, if implemented correctly. Read more.
Amazon: The Future of White Collar Work?
At retail giant Amazon, workers face punishingly long hours and harsh feedback. But for some, this workplace, although severe, means the ability to work on innovative ideas and to interact with some of the smartest people in the tech world. Amazon will never be described as an employee paradise for white-collar workers, but is the results-focused culture obsessed with innovation the future of American workplaces?
Back to School: 3 Reasons to Train Your Front-Line Managers
Fall is just around the corner. Books, pencils, and notebooks are filling the backpacks of children once again. Of course, most employees aren’t at that stage of life anymore. How long has it been since your managers have been trained? Did it stick? Is it in the budget this year? Guest expert Bonnie Cox outlines 3 reasons why sending your managers “back to school” should be one of your company’s top priorities.
August Jobs Report
The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.1%. The amount of new jobs was weaker than expected and economists are predicting that slower growth will delay the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates.