As disasters like the wildfires in Australia fuel fears about climate change, some employees are taking action. Specifically, some have begun to criticize their own organizations for their heavy carbon footprint. This recently happened at Amazon, which seriously considered firing the two employees who spoke against it.
Historically low unemployment rates have proven to be a challenge for businesses on multiple, related fronts.
Amazon recently made headlines for two reasons: First, it expanded its Prime Day, a special sale on many Amazon products for Amazon Prime members, to 2 days for the first time. Although that may be good news for customers, it means even more work for Amazon’s employees, many of whom have been complaining of poor […]
One of the factors often cited as contributing to racial and gender disparities in the workplace is discrimination in the hiring process. This could come in the form of explicit discrimination against women or people of color by a hiring manager.
It’s no secret that healthcare costs have become a major strain on the finances of many companies—and individuals—across the country. Organizations at all levels are trying to find ways to save money by either limiting benefits or keeping employees healthier or some combination of the two.
YouTube has developed quite the reputation among its users as a go-to, informal source for quick DIY lessons and how-tos. In fact, a 2017 survey from YouTube found that one in seven people now go to the video platform to solve a problem related to their job, studies, or hobbies.
In a previous post, we discussed Amazon’s recent announcement to raise the minimum wage of all U.S. employees to $15 per hour on November 1, 2018. The move was lauded by the likes of 2018 Democratic presidential hopeful and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”
Rumors are flying about Amazon’s likely next location (or locations) for its second headquarters (HQ2). I was lucky enough to sit down with PayScale’s Lead Economist and VP of Data Analytics, Katie Bardaro to discuss their research into HQ2 and related talent considerations.
According to the American Kennel Club, about 68% of households in the United States own a pet, with 60.2 million of those pets being dogs. And one poll conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association revealed that around 17% of working Americans reported that their company permits pets at work. Some of the more […]