Texas McCombs: Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay

Texas McCombs: Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay. “In a recent study, Texas McCombs professor of information, risk, and operations management Andrew Whinston found that savvy executive candidates such as CEOs and CIOs who modestly — but frequently — tout their knowledge, expertise, and skills on Twitter were 32% more likely to attract higher-paying job offers after interviews.”

CNBC: Why tech workers are quitting great jobs at companies like Google to fight climate change

CNBC: Why tech workers are quitting great jobs at companies like Google to fight climate change. “Tech workers are walking away from high-paying jobs with great perks to help fight what they believe is the greatest existential problem of our lifetimes: climate change. In some cases, that has meant taking a pay cut. But Sandy Anuras, who recently joined home solar provider Sunrun as its chief technology officer, says a big paycheck sometimes comes with a price.”

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Dashboards to Expand Access to Unemployment Data

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Dashboards to Expand Access to Unemployment Data. “The Local Area Unemployment Statistics dashboard, a joint effort between New York State and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides monthly and annual employment, unemployment, labor force, and unemployment rate data for New York State, labor market regions, metropolitan areas, counties, workforce investment regions, and municipalities of at least 25,000 people. The Unemployment Insurance dashboard contains weekly data on benefits paid, beneficiaries, and initial claims sorted by region, industry, and program.”

International Labour Organization: New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities

International Labour Organization: New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities . “There are an estimated 1 billion persons with disabilities around the world, or 15 per cent of the global population. Most of them are of working age. New labour market indicators are now available on ILOSTAT that reveal the many challenges faced by persons with disabilities compared with persons without when it comes to the world of work.”

Personnel Today: New job website aims to boost employment at sustainable firms

Personnel Today: New job website aims to boost employment at sustainable firms. “Jobs for Good was set up in April but was given a boost as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) met this week to agree new plans to boost sustainability in employment. The site pledges only to advertise jobs from employers that run their organisations responsibly, without a negative impact on people and the planet, and with progressive policies on hybrid working and staff benefits.” I played with the site for a moment and was able to find jobs in America, the UK, and France, with several remote listings as well.

ZDNet: A new job site just for open-source jobs opens its doors

ZDNet: A new job site just for open-source jobs opens its doors. “There are many online job sites for technologists. They include Dice, The Ladders, and Crunchboard. But, while there are open-source programs for job sites, such as Jobberbase, there are only a handful of sites specializing in open-source jobs. Now, there’s a new entry trying to become The site for open-source technology jobs: Open Source JobHub.”

Business Insider: Facebook is freezing hiring. Here’s why, who it impacts, and when it’s happening.

Business Insider: Facebook is freezing hiring. Here’s why, who it impacts, and when it’s happening.. “Facebook is pausing on hiring and scaling back plans to acquire new talent across the company. CFO David Wehner said the company, which has rebranded to Meta, is doing so as part of its ‘reprioritization’ as it tackles challenges that caused it to miss revenue targets, according to an internal memo shared on Wednesday seen by Insider. Insider’s Kali Hays and Rob Price were the first to report Facebook’s hiring freeze.”

NBC News: Study finds ‘burnout epidemic’ for working women two years into pandemic

NBC News: Study finds ‘burnout epidemic’ for working women two years into pandemic. “Now, the latest survey of 5,000 women in 10 countries by Deloitte, first reported Tuesday by NBC News, finds a troubling evolution for working women in a ‘burnout epidemic.’ Fifty-three percent of women reported stress levels higher than they were a year ago, with mental health lagging and work-life balance nearly nonexistent. And whereas women were considering leaving their employers last year, the top-cited driver to leave now is burnout.”

New York Times: The Office Beckons. Time for Your Sharpest ‘Power Casual.’

New York Times: The Office Beckons. Time for Your Sharpest ‘Power Casual.’. “How people dress for work can be a reflection of the labor market. Economic downturns, like the collapse of the dot-com boom or the 2008 financial crisis, have often prompted returns to dressier clothing as a form of risk aversion — people want to show the boss they’re making an effort. In the current climate, when the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since the pandemic took hold, employees might think: My employer is lucky to have me, so why should I wear pants that zip?”

University of Exeter: Pandemic left hospitality workers more vulnerable to conflict from customers and less able to challenge managers over safety due to financial insecurity, study shows

University of Exeter: Pandemic left hospitality workers more vulnerable to conflict from customers and less able to challenge managers over safety due to financial insecurity, study shows. “Hospitality workers felt less able to challenge and negotiate bad practice or unsafe working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study shows. Workers feeling less financially secure, particularly those on zero-hour contracts, said they couldn’t raise concerns about health and safety with their bosses.”

Quartz: Searches for “burnout” are at an all-time high

Quartz: Searches for “burnout” are at an all-time high. “According to Google Trends, which since 2004 has collected data on what the world is searching for, queries for ‘burnout’—from work, life, and school—are at an all-time high in the US. The pandemic has exacerbated a trend that was already in evidence: Searches for ‘burnout from life’ began to rise around 2017, but in 2020 they skyrocketed. Burnout from work and school—whether that’s homeschooling kids or attending school oneself—also saw big increases.”

Ideas on mute? Study: Remote meetings dampen brainstorming (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Ideas on mute? Study: Remote meetings dampen brainstorming. “Researchers watched 745 pairs of engineers in five different countries try to come up with creative ideas for using a Frisbee or bubble wrap. Those in the same room generated on average one more idea, which is about 17% more than those in remote meetings. And those in-person ideas were judged by outside experts to be more creative, the study found.”

New York Times: Should a Morning Staff Meeting Feel Like Homeroom?

New York Times: Should a Morning Staff Meeting Feel Like Homeroom?. “When millions of Americans began working from home two years ago because of the pandemic — one-third of the work force, by May 2020 — they benefited from a new degree of autonomy. Their managers, in many cases, saw that tasks were completed, so the assumption was they were putting in full workdays. Now, as businesses call employees back, pushing office occupancy across the country above 42 percent, they’re deciding whether to let workers maintain those freedoms, or to take measures to ensure that people are reporting to their desks.”