Sharing economy gets a wake-up call with Uber ruling
Silicon Valley has created a new breed of American worker: neither employee nor contractor, indispensable to the company but free to work as much or as little as they please - with no real boss.
Merlin – the digital lab notebook
Scientists have to clearly document their experiments in a reproducible way, but depending on time pressure and the workflow in the lab, that is often adifficult task. "Merlin", a digital lab notebook developed ...
For those over 50, finding a job can get old
Results from a new study led the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Psychology and University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management show that, compared to younger job seekers, older adults ...
First exoskeleton for industry unveiled
Production workers often lift up to 10 metric tons of material a day. According to the Work Foundation Alliance (Lancaster, UK), 44 million workers in the EU suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. ...
Chinese hackers got sensitive military files: report
A data breach of US government workers allowed hackers to access sensitive information including security clearances of the workers and contractors, the Washington Post reported Friday.
Researchers find little evidence to support skills gap claims
A shortage of skilled workers is often the reason many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies or expand their business. It's become such a concern that public officials in many states are ...
Don't complain, train young adult slackers who work in your office
Emerging adults aged 18 to 25 are often criticized for their poor interpersonal skills, sense of entitlement, and casual work ethic. But a new University of Illinois study suggests that fault-finding adult co-workers could ...
Data breach that exposed millions is just 'tip of the iceberg,' expert says
What appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees' data involving at least four million government workers was no surprise to Arun Vishwanath, University at Buffalo associate professor of communication.
Storage bunkers sealed off at nuclear dump closed by leak
Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation ...
Organizations must prepare for aging global workforce to stay competitive
A new book chapter from a Rice University psychologist suggests that to remain competitive, organizations must prepare for the changes in their employees' knowledge and skills over the lifespan of their workforce.
Study ranks cities with the longest commutes
A New York minute may be an instant, but for workers in the Big Apple, their commute is anything but.
Indians crowd rivers, shady trees as heat toll passes 1,400
Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
Hawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed
A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.
Amazon hires 6K full-time workers for distribution centers
Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S.