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Robots are taking over jobs, but not at the rate you might think

11-Nov-2022

It’s easy to believe that robots are stealing jobs from human workers and drastically disrupting the labor market; after all, you’ve likely heard that chatbots make more efficient customer service representatives and that computer programs are tracking and moving packages without the use of human ...

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Unilever: Four-day work week trial to start in Australia

An encouraging pilot continues in New Zealand and leads to a local extension

04-Nov-2022

Following an 18-month pilot in New Zealand, we are extending our four-day work week trial to our Australian business. This follows encouraging earlyl results from the pilot in New Zealand, which all 80 team members participated in. While the vast majority found it a positive experience, there’s ...

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Where Expats Should (Not) Move in 2022

The best and the worst destinations for expats

27-Jul-2022

For the ninth time, InterNations, the world’s largest expat community with more than 4 million members, has published the results of its Expat Insider survey. With nearly 12,000 respondents, it is one of the most extensive surveys about living and working abroad, providing insights into expat ...

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Upskilling, career growth and job security among top expectations of young workers, new survey finds

08-Jun-2022

Today's youth seek employers that offer competitive salaries, career growth and job security, according to the post-pandemic Global Youth Survey study. At the same time, young people want flexible working hours. They feel confident about having the right skills for employment for the next five to ...

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Making sure workers have a ‘good’ day gives companies a competitive advantage

VCU business professors research how employees’ daily experiences impact creative performance

01-Jun-2022

A trio of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has identified five types of daily workplace experiences that influence employees’creative performance. In “Another Day, Another Chance: Daily Workplace Experiences and Their Impact on Creativity”— published in the Journal of Product ...

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Employee recommendations beat career networks as recruiting channel

Active Sourcing Channels: LinkedIn and Xing lag behind Facebook and TikTok

04-May-2022

The labor shortage is turning the application process around: Today, companies have to apply to candidates. However, a Randstad-ifo study shows that it is not LinkedIn and Xing that are most important for recruiting, but the company's own employees. Posting a job and waiting for applications is ...

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Look into the camera during video meetings

09-Feb-2022

People who look directly into the camera during video meetings are seen as more sociable and sympathetic. This is the finding of a study that investigated how gaze, camera angle and distance affect how we are perceived during video meetings. “Having previously focused on what causes Zoom fatigue, ...

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Basic income would not reduce people’s willingness to work

‘It’s sometimes said that people will sit around doing nothing if you give them free money.’

19-Jan-2022

A basic income would not necessarily mean that people would work less. This is the conclusion of a series of behavioural experiments by cognitive psychologist Fenna Poletiek, social psychologist Erik de Kwaadsteniet and cognitive psychologist Bastiaan Vuyk. They also found indications that people ...

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Staff wellbeing programmes help social relationships and reduce bullying

01-Dec-2021

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), working in collaboration with insurance and investments company Vitality, found that the more employees engage with health and wellbeing programmes (HWPs) the better the quality of co-worker relationships, the less they experience bullying ...

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Kellogg's files lawsuit against its striking cereal workers

12-Nov-2021

The Kellogg Co. has filed a lawsuit against its local union in Omaha complaining that striking workers are blocking entrances to its cereal plant and intimidating replacement workers as they enter the plant. The company based in Battle Creek, Michigan, asked a judge to order the Omaha chapter of ...

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