Companies continue to offer less remote and hybrid work.

Applications to remote jobs begin to wane while applications to hybrid jobs continue to grow.   In June 2023, 9.6% (1 in 10) of U.S. paid job postings on LinkedIn offered remote work versus 13.1% (1 in 7) for hybrid work. In June 2022 last year, remote jobs accounted for 17.8% of U.S. paid jobs andRead More

‘How Do I Do That?’ The New Hires of 2023 Are Unprepared for Work

Remote learning during the pandemic left students short of basic skills. Now companies are trying to teach them on the job. By Douglas Belkin, Ben Chapman andBen Kesling Roman Devengenzo was consulting for a robotics company in Silicon Valley last fall when he asked a newly minted mechanical engineer to design a small aluminum partRead More

Your Biggest Career Mistakes—and What You Learned From Them

Everybody stumbles at some point. The question is: What do you do next? The best career mistakes are those you learn from and that put you on a better path Agonizing about the academic degree you got? The decision to accept a job you had doubts about? Your regrettable candor in that meeting? The avoidanceRead More

To Address Labor Shortages, Manufacturers Must Become Talent Creators

Upskilling and reskilling of existing employees is also a vital piece of this employment puzzle. Chris Keaveney Our nation is facing a dire shortage of manufacturing workers. The National Association of Manufacturers forecast that by 2030, the United States could have 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs. A March 2022 survey from Deloitte and the ManufacturingRead More

‘It’s Not My Responsibility’ to Save the Office Economy

Hundreds of workers told us why they aren’t coming back to the office Gretchen Tarrant, Wall Street Journal If there’s an overarching truth in the workplace right now, it’s this: Many workers don’t want to go back to the office. Plenty of bosses say they should. The result is a stalemate. Office-occupancy rates have stagnatedRead More

Bosses Push Back on WFH Die-Hards: ‘They Will Need to Show Up’

Managers say team productivity has taken a hit as employees stay remote By Gretchen Tarrant, Wall Street Journal Office attendance is slumping again and bosses have a warning: We are a worse company when you stay home. In buildings across 10 major U.S. cities, office occupancy has fallen back below 50% for the past threeRead More

New Grads Have No Idea How to Behave in the Office. Help Is on the Way.

As the Class of 2023 enters the workforce, employers are seeing a lack of the skills necessary to navigate the office. The solution: instruction on how to send an email, the right way to buttonhole the boss and what not to wear. JUSTIN METZ By Lindsay Ellis Follow Recent graduates might be great at accountingRead More

Why High-Powered People Are Working in Their 80s

They joke that retirement is boring, but some acknowledge a deeper fear of becoming irrelevant if they quit By Callum Borchers The first thing to know about people who shun retirement to work past age 80 is that they are probably busier, and possibly cooler, than you. One said an interview would have to waitRead More