Archive for the 'Management-Workforce Relations' Category

"The California Supreme Court just changed the game in a big way for gig economy companies and the people who work for them."

According to Ari Zoldan (photo, left), "In a lot of ways, remote workers have helped companies expand their reach and bring on employees who have excellent skill sets but geographic restrictions. At the same time, working in remote teams presents its own challenges. It can be hard to organize meetings, stay on top of due dates, and navigate time zones. It takes a lot of trust, communication, and organization to run a successful remote team. In my experience, successful remote teams have a few things in common."

"Rebecca Greenfield covers the workplace for Bloomberg. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal [photo, left] spoke with Greenfield about her recent piece on office sensors and why privacy at work is so elusive. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation."

The Real Reason Manufacturing Jobs Are Disappearing

02 8th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado [photo, left]. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs."

 

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