Articles about The Future of Work

Artificial Intelligence

Middle management job security in the age of automation

What issues are raised when a bot can do a white collar business person’s work as well or better than the person who pays the dry cleaning bills?

Parenting

5 ways for parents to empower their daughters

Gender stereotypes persist. According to a survey of 1,900 girls and young women between 7 and 21, conducted by the charity Girlguiding, many feel that pressure from social media, TV, friends, teachers and parents affects how they think and act.

leadership

The cofounder of Rent the Runway on why your network is everything

Rent the Runway cofounders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss are now household names and startup legends but when they first launched their company they felt a bit lost. They didn't really have that absolutely essential network of people you need for your career to succeed.

career change

So, you think you can freelance? Questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

Becoming a freelancer is a big step. It means creating your own business, being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. So before you jump right in, take a breath, and ask yourself three questions.

Leadership

Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things

Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.

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.

Job Search

These are the most iconic jobs in every state

Americans enjoy such a large economy because they specialize and dominate in a wide range of industries. Similarly, individual states specialize in some industries more than others, as you can see in this map.

Job Search

Here’s everything you need to know about a career in cannabis

the cannabis business is projected to grow to $24 billion by 2025 and 97% of recreational stores make a profit or break even.  If the government and financial institutions continue to support it, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of how lucrative it can be.

Office Culture

How you can encourage your company to make an impact

Every company wants to turn a profit and keep their shareholders happy, but I know from experience that businesses can make money and be a force for good.

News

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Work Fashion

5 wardrobe tips for when you’re working remotely

While it's true that working from home affords employees a more casual experience, it doesn’t mean that showers and professional attire should be optional.

technology

There’s a less stressful way to receive smartphone notifications

Researchers found a way to receive notifications that left study participants happier, less stressed, feeling more productive, and more in control.

mentors

This female tech CEO says women need more male mentors

Brit + Co CEO Brit Morin wants to remind you that you should not shy away from men when it comes to choosing a mentor.

Equal Pay Day

The secret to understanding income inequality

Whenever we observe a massive compression of inequality in income and wealth, there are major shocks of violent disruption behind it.

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.

Productivity

9 ways to make your cold emails more successful

The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.

The Future of Work

Here’s how not to lose your job in the next 15 years

Learn all you can about the technology entering your field. Stay up on all the trends. And give real thought to where the human element is still needed.

LinkedIn

5 ways you’re setting yourself up to fail on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn profile might be one of the first things a recruiter sees about you, so don't make these mistakes.

News

Survey: Career success still seen as far more important for men in 2017

According to a new Pew survey, men are valued for their ambition, women are valued for their looks and parental abilities. Still.

The Future of Work

This is why Facebook and Google are stealing your life

Companies like Facebook and Google were built to be addictive, say many involved in their creation. These services do not have your best interest at heart.

Advice

4 signs you’re headed toward career burnout — and what to do

These are some strong indicators you’re speeding toward career burnout, and how to fix the problem before it's too late.

Advice

What jobs won’t be around 10 years from now?

Which jobs won't exist in 10 years and which are growing fast.