Articles about The Future of Work

News

These are the jobs seeing the biggest jumps in salary this year

You would think some of the fancier job titles would be the ones seeing the biggest increases in wages, but according to Glassdoor's latest ranking of jobs showing the fastest wage gains over the past year it is positions in lower-skill, lower-paying fields that are seeing the most growth. 

Office Culture

9 awesome work situations that make you say YES

There are workplace situations that, for some, come by so rarely that they are worth their weight in gold, and they have nothing to do with the salary! These are the things that make any person wake up excited to go into work and more likely to work harder to perform their best.

Salary

Survey: These are the majors that will help you get you a job the fastest

Here's the full list of majors that are "the most in-demand" at companies seeking to employ recent grads this year.

Mental Health

Doing this primal, animal-like ritual may help reduce your work stress

There are tons of tips out there on how to reduce stress. From meditation to exercise to a daily glass of wine, but perhaps the simplest one and arguably most effective one has been around since humans came into existence. Letting out a loud and long primal scream may be the way to reduce stress, according to research.

News

Study: Here are the Top 10 jobs attracting the most transplants

While people tend to move to certain cities for jobs — and leave others behind — the most popular position people relocate for is Chemical Engineer, according to new data from Glassdoor.

Communication

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient. In fact, just the opposite happens.

The Whole Human

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Let’s look at 5 books that will teach you how habits work, why your brain won’t do the “right” thing, how to address these issues, and how to defeat the dark forces that are actively working against your best intentions.

Technology

This new AI service will transcribe conference calls in real-time

With a new voice-driven, artificially-intelligent service, you'll never have to pay attention during long, boring conference calls again.

Technology

From supermodel to super role model: Karlie Kloss’s effort to get more women in tech

We are constantly told there are not enough women pursuing careers in the STEM fields. Part of the problem is the pipeline issue. This is something model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss has been tackling since 2014 when she launched her foundation Kode With Klossy to help teach young girls to code.

Email

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture capitalist, philanthropist, producer and — the role that matters most to him — father Ashton Kutcher. In a wide-ranging conversation, Huffington and Kutcher spoke about everything from family, social media and privacy to sleeping, time management and what it means to truly relax.

Humor

12 awards I deserve as your office Millennial

First of all, let me congratulate you on hiring me, your token office Millennial. Now, as you may have read on one of the many great trustworthy news sources of our time, like Pop Sugar or Twitter, my generation needs to be recognized for our success. So I’m going to need you to affirm me now.

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what a 52-week paid parental leave looks like

With more than two years of experience with the 52-week parental leave, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's chief human resources officer has said the policy change was a wise move.

Productivity

5 genius Slack apps you never knew you needed

If you use Slack (a popular professional messaging system) for work, you may be familiar with how it works. The tool makes it possible to create specific discussion “channels,” chat with another team member directly or make a fun group chat with several of your bestie coworkers. But you probably didn’t know that Slack also hosts a ton of awesome apps that could make your workday that much more productive.

Communication

This class will literally teach you how to brag about your career

Though you may know your good at your job and have accomplished a lot, when it comes to sharing that news with others many people struggle, especially women. Luckily, now there is a class to help you become a better bragger. 

The Future of Work

What it’s like to freelance in 2018

Ever wondered what it’s really like to freelance in 2018, or just in this day and age? Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question since no two freelancers experience the exact same thing. However, a new survey report from WiseBrand, based on over 2,000 respondents, does give a nice peek inside the current State of the Freelance Nation. The study dispels common myths about freelancing and sheds new light on freelancers’ finances, ambitions, and needs.

Productivity

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

In the book, BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, author Dan Buettner details some incredible science on how to live the longest possible life.

Office culture

10 ways to normalize women’s success in the office

Successful women are no rarity. The issue lies in normalizing the topic and expanding it for upcoming generations. The goal in the years to come is to obviously continue to make sure that all women have equal opportunities in the workplace. But how do we really dig deep to normalize that success?

Parents at Work

Daughters of working moms may get this major career benefit

Though being a working mom is extremely hard and often guilt inducing this gem of a study will bring you some good news and just in time for Mother's Day, especially if you have a daughter. According to the study which looked at family and career data on more than 100,000 men and women and was published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, adult daughters who grew up with working moms, are more likely to be employed and if they are employed, they have bigger roles, work longer hours and make more money then their peers who had stay at home moms.

Robots

New Boston Dynamics video shows robot running outside autonomously, jumping over obstacles

A recent survey of American parents found that roughly three-quarters were concerned that robots might take their kids' jobs. Well, parents of new grads: Be more worried. This robot can run and jump on its own. Terrifying.

The Future of Work

This map shows where freelancers get more bang for their buck

Freelancing is on the rise. Since more people are ditching traditional corporate jobs and striking out on their own, it’s worth asking: How much money do freelancers need to make to enjoy a reasonable standard of living? We created a new map to find out.

News

Google won’t confirm if AI assistant will identify itself up front as a robot

This ethical tension could be partly resolved if its AI assistant was required to announce that a computer is on the phone calls, but Google has been vague and will not confirm if Duplex will be made to self-disclose.

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls

In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.

Office Life

5 former career rules that Millennials completely flipped

It’s no surprise that millennials have changed the career game, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. But one thing is clear: Workplaces are changing. And these five former career rules are no longer, thanks to the new generation. (Not gonna lie — we’re all about it.)

Productivity

11 creative tips to help you thrive as a remote worker

Remote work offers numerous benefits from saving on commute time to being able to throw in a load of laundry on a break. And while there are some unique challenges to remote work, it’s possible to make your work situation more productive and fulfilling than ever before—it just takes a bit more planning.

Travel

4 secret benefits of business travel you better get in on

Traveling for work can be rough. It's stressful, it's structured and it usually involves some very early mornings and mediocre coffee. But business travel isn't slowing down any time soon as in 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips and this is expected to reach 478.2 million by 2020. But if you do have a chance when traveling for work to get a moment to just explore, whether it is tacking on an extra day to a trip or just taking a long lunch, it can have a profound impact on you.