Could talking smack about your ex-job cost you millions?

An employee went scorched earth when he reviewed the tech company that fired him. Now, they’re suing for $1m.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 5, 2021

Digits: RV records, mouse brains, and $406m card games

Plus: Olympian tax breaks, remote work is happening from the couch, and Amazon’s record employment.

Jacob Cohen • August 2, 2021

Is ‘TikTok Resumes’ Gen Z’s LinkedIn?

TikTok’s pilot jobs program lets users upload video resumes and connect with hiring companies.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 21, 2021

A law equal pay law in Colorado is costing residents remote work opportunities

A new equal pay law in Colorado -- and the additional bureaucracy -- is costing the state’s residents remote work opportunities.

Ethan Brooks • June 29, 2021

Digits: Erasing student debt, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator, and shrooms

Rounding up this week’s most interesting news in numbers.

Ethan Brooks • June 21, 2021

Forget currencies, Coinbase is switching up employee compensation

Coinbase is banning salary negotiation and speeding up equity payouts.

Jacob Cohen • May 28, 2021

Amazon’s new safety program aims to improve employee wellness

Amazon plans to improve the safety of warehouse employees with a $300m investment.

Trung T. Phan • May 19, 2021

Corporations are running out of talent — and reskilling programs are stepping in

Corporations are running short on digital talent… so they are rolling in-house academies and subsidizing education programs to fill the gap.

Trung T. Phan • May 18, 2021

How 1 memo lead to an exodus at software firm Basecamp

Following an internal disagreement, Basecamp’s CEO released a “no politics” policy. It backfired and a third of the company resigned.

Trung T. Phan • May 3, 2021

The largest office park in the US has a wild horse problem

The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI) is home to 150 companies, including Tesla and Amazon. Employers are wooing workers with 1k+ mustang horses… what could go wrong?

Kolby Hatch • April 15, 2021

How offices are prepping for the return of workers

In the new hybrid work arrangement, expect larger gathering spaces, fewer workstations, and a lot of touchless technology.

Trung T. Phan • April 7, 2021

Grave diggers and pot farmers: The org behind Amazon workers’ union push

This month, Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will cast mail-in ballots on whether or not to unionize.

Kolby Hatch • March 26, 2021

Amazon is using virtual pets to entice warehouse workers

Amazon wants to make its workers more efficient… by gamifying things.

Kolby Hatch • March 22, 2021

The future of work looks like a video game

A number of startups are turning remote work into virtual play environments. Will it stick?

Jacob Cohen • January 19, 2021

Jobandtalent raises $108m to help people make a career out of ‘gigging’

Jobandtalent raised $108m to help put the world’s 500m temps to work… but legal hurdles loom.

Jacob Cohen • January 12, 2021

One of Google’s star AI researchers just left in a cloud of controversy. What happened?

Star AI researcher Timnit Gebru has a new paper highlighting problems with Google’s AI models. Did the company force her out for it?

Trung T. Phan • December 7, 2020

With a vaccine in sight, these startups will help offices reopen

When offices reopen, these startups will help companies transition to the post-COVID world.

Trung T. Phan • November 17, 2020

Tech can’t quit remote work: Microsoft edition

Not only is Microsoft making the remote work plunge… it’s rolling out tech to make it more seamless.

Rob Litterst • October 14, 2020

The CIA has a plan to poach Big Tech employees

It can’t beat tech salaries, so it’s trying the next best thing.

Michael Waters • September 23, 2020

The best productivity software is a keyboard from 1993

A brief foray into the cult of the AlphaSmart.

Michael Waters • September 7, 2020

Can startups make scheduling less terrible?

Brace yourself for the rise of the “calendar influencer.”

Michael Waters • September 1, 2020

Welcome to the #MeanGirls Slack channel

Sick of the smack talk on Slack? We created a handy emoji guide to help you interpret your co-workers’ intentions.

Bobby Durben • August 27, 2020

How speaking a 2nd language can change your mindset — and help your career

Speaking multiple languages can open your mind to different perspectives, boost creativity, and help you become a more rational thinker.

Caroline Dohack • August 17, 2020

Remote workers are outfoxing employer surveillance tech

Employee anti-surveillance tech and tricks are hot, hot, hot.

Caroline Dohack • August 17, 2020

Does it matter that business travel’s on hold?

Research shows business travel affects international economies.

Caroline Dohack • August 14, 2020

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a 4-day workweek?

Think you deserve some time off? A growing number of companies agree.

Michael Waters • August 13, 2020

Some pande-positivity? Shorter meetings

Remote work has altered our sense of time.

Caroline Dohack • August 5, 2020

Too busy to take a break? Your boss might make you

Some tech companies are making vacation time mandatory to prevent employee burnout.

Caroline Dohack • July 28, 2020

Could sitting on the floor be better than parkin’ it in an office chair?

Science suggests we might be better off parking it on the carpet.

Caroline Dohack • July 24, 2020

We asked, you answered: What are the rewards of taking risks?

Readers share the rewards that come from taking risks.

Caroline Dohack • July 20, 2020

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