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If working from home is the ‘future of work,’ here are 11 reasons why the office sounds better

June 3rd, 2020 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

  Can we foster the same work culture and communication standards through a video chat? In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, there is an awakening among CEOs that employees are capable of doing work and being productive from home. This week, Twitter announced that employees can work from home indefinitely, becoming the first big […]

top 10 Artificial Intelligence trends for 2020

May 21st, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace to enable and sustain the digital workforce is an apparent trend for 2020. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks or whatever other fancy terms industry is coming out with for what is defined as the sophisticated computer technology that is becoming widely utilized to understand and improve […]

A Coronavirus silver lining : Less driving, fewer crashes

May 14th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Motor vehicle crashes cost the US $242 billion a year, according to the most recent estimate.  A study finds that California lockdown restrictions reduced crashes that kill or seriously injure people to 200 a day, down from 400 in the same period last year. FOR ALL THE misery Covid-19 has wrought, the shelter-in-place orders imposed […]

Three hours longer, the pandemic workday has obliterated work-life balance

May 14th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Work From Home Has Nearly Doubled Our Load on Infrastructure: BT Consumer CEO  People are overworked, stressed, and eager to get back to the office. An executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. gets unapologetic messages from colleagues on nights and weekends, including a notably demanding one on Easter Sunday. A web designer whose bedroom doubles […]

7 career skills that are super important right now

May 14th, 2020 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

To say COVID-19 has turned the business world upside down is an understatement. From pivoting to remote work to facing abrupt career setbacks, we are navigating turbulent waters. But as the famous Franklin D. Roosevelt quote goes, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. There are crucial career skills that can help you not […]

Top 10 technology trends for 2020

May 12th, 2020 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

  Strategies and things that will change the way we think and work Television shows of the 1960’s like The Jetsons predicted that the 21st century would be filled with flying cars, and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday lives. October 21st, 2015 marked the point in time in which Marty McFly […]

The pandemic is bringing us closer to our robot takeout future

May 10th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Starship “We saw that business double overnight,” startup says of UK grocery deliveries. On the morning of March 30, I set out from my home in Washington, DC, to the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In only a few hours, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam would issue coordinated […]

U.S. newspapers have shed half of their newsroom employees since 2008

May 8th, 2020 at 11:52 am » Comments Off

Newsroom employment in the United States declined 23% between 2008 and 2019 Newsroom employment at U.S. newspapers continues to plummet, falling by around half since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. But a modest increase in jobs after 2014 in other news-producing sectors – especially digital-native […]

Exclusive: Mary Meeker’s coronavirus trends report

April 30th, 2020 at 1:47 pm » Comments Off

Bond Capital, a Silicon Valley VC firm whose portfolio companies include Slack and Uber, told its investors this morning via email that the coronavirus’ high-speed spread and impact has similarities to the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Why it matters: Bond’s best-known partner, Mary Meeker, is a former bank analyst renowned for her annual […]

In a first, China knocks U.S. from top spot in global patent race

April 20th, 2020 at 8:08 pm » Comments Off

The headquarter of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland GENEVA (Reuters) – China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40 years […]

One Chart Shows Coronavirus’ Stunning Job Losses

April 18th, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Job seekers wait in line at the JobLink Career [+]   The U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Saturday, April 11, came in at 5.245 million, a decline of over 1.4 million from the prior week, but still the third highest weekly total ever recorded. The coronavirus has driven […]

ANALYSIS Study: U.S. population growth is at lowest rate since last worldwide pandemic

April 15th, 2020 at 2:41 pm » Comments Off

A new study from the University of New Hampshire has troubling news for United States population growth. According to the study, deaths are at a record high, while the number of births are at their lowest since 1986. In almost half of all counties, there were more deaths than there were births, an almost 20% […]

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