CategoryFuture of Work

22 Niche Job Boards For Your Next Search

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I’m fascinated by the trend toward niche job boards. To me, it mimics the trend toward remote work. We used to work where the work was (near farms, near factories, near cities) With remote work, we can work wherever is best for us personally This is a similar path the job market (or talent acquisition market) is heading down. We used to have to go to newspapers, career centers, and big job...

50-Hour Work Week: 16 Schedules To Peruse

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The five day, 40-hour work week is the standard. I’ll let you in on a little secret, though. Henry Ford invented that schedule for his factory workers in 1926. Since then, we’ve invented the computer and internet and an entire layer of knowledge work that sits on top of the factory and farm work. But alas, we stick to the 40-hour work week — as if coding a software application...

30-Hour Work Week: 11 Unique Schedules To Try

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If you had an assembly line of workers making cars (like Henry Ford had in 1926 when he designed the 40-hour work week), you’d notice hours are highly correlated to output. How many steering wheels can you screw on in one hour? Repeat. In knowledge work (desk jobs), I’m a big believer that output is not tied to hours. If most of the value you provide in your job comes from your...

20-Hour Work Week: 12 Real Schedules To Try

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In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted his grandchildren would work 15 hours per week due to improvements in technology and, therefore, productivity. In other words, the robots would do the work and we’d reap the rewards. But for whatever reason, the economist’s great-great grandkids are in the workforce now and most full-time employees are still stuck at the 40-hour work...

The Pocket Dictionary For A Changing Workplace

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It’s getting confusing out there in the workplace these days. A new term is invented every day – you’ll see it on TikTok or LinkedIn, then MorningBrew, then the Wall Street Journal – and you have to muster the energy to learn what it means. After all, you don’t want to be made fun of by a Gen Zer on Slack for not knowing what they mean by workcation, quiet...

20 Creative Twists On 40-Hour Work Week

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Do you work a traditional 40-hour work week? Are you looking to inject some flexibility and creativity into your week? Wait, this is starting to sound like an infomercial. I wrote this article for people who are in this situation: The amount of hours you work each week feels about right But the pattern (when the work hours fall) is getting boring So you’re looking for alternative...

What Is The Future Of The Office? (30 Predictions)

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For decades, the office has been a mainstay of the workplace. While remote options have been available, they were few and far between; by and large, If you had a job, you went to work — period. That all changed during and after the pandemic. Companies worldwide learned that they could, after all, function just fine without requiring workers to come into the office. In many cases, workers...

Great Resignation Or Great Reshuffle?

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The Great Resignation: The Complete Overview Chapter 1: What Is The Great Resignation? Chapter 2: Why Is The Great Resignation Happening? > Chapter 3: Great Resignation Vs. The Great Reshuffle Chapter 4: Great Resignation Statistics Chapter 5: Great Resignation Demographics Chapter 6: Is The Great Resignation Real? Chapter 7: When Did The Great Resignation Start? Chapter 8: How To Combat The...

Future Of Work: 17 Rapid Fire Questions Answered

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Click on a question below that interests you the most. What does “future of work” mean? What is the future of work? What are employees saying about the future of remote work? Is investing in your employees part of the future of work? What are executives saying about the future of hybrid work? What are the trends about the future of work? Is working from home or remote work the...

54 Future Of Work Predictions For 2030

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The “future of work” is, admittedly, a catch-all term. When people say the phrase, I interpret it as a way to describe trends we’ll see over the coming decades in how goods and services are delivered. When it’s time to sit down to get some work done in 2030 or 2040, what will it be like? I wanted to hear what people thought the future of work would hold, so I...