Some companies are tracking employees through texts, collaboration software such as Slack, mobile phone use to assess productivity and how well they allocate resources. How organizations handle this data and disclosure are not just about what is legally permissible, but also "what you need to do to maintain trusting relationships with your employees," said Stacia Garr, co-founder of RedThread Research.
The US economy will lose out on $1.2 trillion over the next decade due to a shortage of workers with at least an associate degree, according to an American Action Forum report. All 50 states are on pace to have a shortage of workers with at least a bachelor's degree by 2029, while most states will also have a shortage of workers with associate degrees.
Forbes highlights 25 startups expected to reach a $1 billion valuation this year and ranks the top five in estimated 2018 revenue and in equity raised. Among the startups on the list are Rothy's, which led in estimated revenue of $140 million, and Remitly, which raised the most equity at $312 million.
Build confidence with lenders by creating a resume, writes Charlene Maurer Finerty. Entrepreneurs wanting to buy a business, invest in products or boost working capital, for example, can include experience such financial management, customer service and staff supervision, she writes.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que founder John Stage partnered with Soros Strategic Partners after 10 years in business, but he discovered that sometimes gaining funding means losing control. The company expanded during the decade-long partnership but newly opened locations closed, which Stage attributes to "bad locations and lack of culture."
The redesigned Chevrolet Corvette is gaining notice for its mid-engine design, but there are other aspects to note, including its aluminum body structure, a stiffer body made possible by high-pressure die casting and advances in its cooling system. Production will begin this year in Kentucky.
Shaquille O'Neal, whose business interests include taking a seat on Papa John's board, has a strict rule of only endorsing or investing in products he uses. "Of course there's a lot of money to be thrown around but when you're raised by a military drill sergeant, you have to do business honestly," he says.
Firefighters are the happiest occupation in the country, despite a median annual salary of $50,000, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top five jobs on the list also included mine cutting and machine operators, pediatricians, communications professors and guidance counselors.
Iran is reporting that 17 nationals were arrested on espionage charges and alleges the Central Intelligence Agency recruited and trained them. President Donald Trump said the claims are false and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted the Iranian regime has a long history of false statements.
Most voters, 66%, are in favor of increased taxes for households with over $50 million in net worth, while 58% approve of Medicare for all, based on a poll conducted for The New York Times. In addition, 59% are in favor of free tuition for public colleges and universities.
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