Working out has replaced happy hour as the favored after-work activity

Grabbing a drink with your co-workers at the local bar after a long, productive day at work may be losing its draw, workers say. According to a recent report by Gympass, a hub used by corporations to extend wellness activities to their employees, working out is the new “happy hour” for professionals. The company analyzed … Read more

One of Wall Street’s favorite employee control tactics is under attack

One of Wall Street’s favorite employee leverage tactics — non-compete agreements — is facing a major threat, and there could be far-reaching implications for how the financial industry does business. The Federal Trade Commission is aiming to ban non-competes, claiming they create an unfair method of competition and thereby violate the Federal Trade Commission Act. … Read more

After big tech layoffs, Silicon Valley loses its monopoly on workers

An Android character is displayed at Google headquarters on December 19, 2023 in Mountain View, California.  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images After a year defined by mass layoffs among Silicon Valley giants, technology workers are trading the prospect of high-growth equity and household-name employment for something more stable. According to 2023 data from tech interviewing … Read more

Full return to office isn’t only work model dying. So is fully remote

People wait in line to enter the Goldman Sachs headquarters building in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 14, 2021. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is bringing thousands of employees back to the office across the U.S. Monday for the first time in more than a year. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg | Bloomberg … Read more

A ‘deep misunderstanding’ about AI, job losses has DoL’s attention

“It’s not just ‘the robots are coming’ and we need to hunker down and prepare for it. The choices we make along the way will determine the impacts,” Department of Labor Acting Secretary Julie Su said about AI and workers at the CNBC Work Summit. Yuichiro Chino | Moment | Getty Images Recent tough stances … Read more

A major CEO backer of remote work concedes one big WFH failure

Bill Varie | The Image Bank | Getty Images It’s been three years since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, when the idea of working from home upended the office landscape for good. While some employers have decided to fully embrace a remote work environment, and experts declare that “return to office is dead,” major … Read more