A study by Randstad found that 43% of Gen Z employees have "ghosted" an employer -- accepted a job, then changed their mind before the start date -- compared to 26% of millennials and Gen X, and 13% of Baby Boomers. The practice has also become common in Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong.
When you're staring down an overloaded work week, take measures so you can really focus, including using an app to limit phone distractions, wearing headphones at work even if you're not listening to music, and even outsourcing your laundry, writes Jessica Thiefels.
Ousmane Bah is suing Apple for $1 billion and accusing the tech company of causing his false arrest for theft of Apple products that he did not commit. The teen alleges in the lawsuit that the true thief of $1,200 worth of products stole his photoless driver's permit and used it to impersonate Bah, which led to Apple security to flag Bah's permit and associate his identity with the thief via facial recognition software.
Most of the people who create artificial intelligence systems for HR are men, leading to additional bias in the platforms, an AI Now Institute study says. "Tackling the challenges of bias within technical systems requires addressing workforce diversity, and vice versa," the report says.
Disappointment results from unrealistic expectations about what life will be like once a career milestone is reached, writes performance strategist Laura Garnett. Every career move involves obstacles and setbacks but is worth pursuing if it involves challenging, purposeful work you enjoy doing.
Career coach Kathy Caprino analyzes the source of career uncertainty and discontent at three life stages, including middle age and first-time motherhood. She outlines five steps to help people understand their value and move toward a more stable, engaging future.
A study finds several industries offer the most job security due to rates of staff growth and employee longevity, writes Andy Kiersz. The utilities industry ranks highest for employee tenure, while the construction field has the highest rate of growth in recent years.
Current and former CEOs share their take on the work-life juggling act, with some admitting that work must come first sometimes, but Brian Dyson, former Coca-Cola CEO, cautions against neglecting health and family. "If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered," he says.
HR technology has evolved from serving HR's needs to focusing on the employee experience, Josh Bersin writes. "The iconic vendors in this phase are not Workday, Oracle and SAP (who are all trying), but new rocket-ship vendors like ServiceNow and hundreds of startups, covering every topic from on-demand learning to well-being, feedback, agile goal management, and AI-based recruiting," he writes.
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