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Workplace Culture

Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 20, 2019
It outperformed San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
An oil boom in the Permian Basin has attracted a lot of workers. Above, an oil drill is viewed near a construction site for homes and office buildings in 2015 in Midland, Texas.
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Workplace Culture

New Belgium sale brings end to employee ownership for craft beer maker

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 20, 2019
Only about 6,000 companies in the United States are owned by their workers.
A customer takes a sip of a craft beer n Santa Rosa, California.
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Workplace Culture

Holiday hiring is up despite economic uncertainties

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 15, 2019
But striking the right balance to meet demand is tricky this year.
Companies are offering higher wages, deeper merchandise discounts and more perks to attract seasonal workers.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
Workplace Culture

More and more workers are taking advantage of informal activism

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 8, 2019
What's happening at WeWork is the latest example of informal organizing by workers.
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Workplace Culture

Worker productivity declined for first time in four years

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 6, 2019
No, it's not because of social media or politics.
One economist said we're stuck in the slow lane when it comes to productivity.
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Workplace Culture

There's growing support for a new way of collectively bargaining

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 1, 2019
Several Democratic presidential candidates are pushing for sectoral bargaining, in which whole industries are unionized instead of a single company.
Members of the United Auto Workers and supporters picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike in September.
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Workplace Culture

The demise of the power suit

by Bennett Purser and Kai Ryssdal Oct 31, 2019
Business casual reigns supreme in most workplaces, but for how long?
What could make the power suit popular again?
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Workplace Culture

Employers still behind in tackling ageism

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 29, 2019
But things are starting to change as the generation that defined youth culture goes gray.
Workplace Culture

Ellipses and emoji: How age affects communication at work

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 21, 2019
Do you know what signal your punctuation and shorthand are sending colleagues?
Using emoji at work can create miscommunication between generations.
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Workplace Culture

Workers are welcoming AI in the office

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 16, 2019
Robots could be coming to take our jobs, but maybe the ones we don't want to do anyway.
AI could be used for menial tasks, like budgeting or scheduling.
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