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Commentary: The metaverse is replacing the office. Meet the gamified workforce of the future

Commentary: The metaverse is replacing the office. Meet the gamified workforce of the future

For decades, gaming has been an influential part of our culture, creativity, and connection. Some of today’s most forward-looking leaders grew up in packed mall arcades, dreamt of being stuck in a film like Tron , and faced off around the family computer or console of choice, from the Atari 2600 to Xbox, and everything …

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Tech companies shed workers even as the talent shortage rages on

Tech companies shed workers even as the talent shortage rages on

A worker sorts ordered goods into an automated shelving system during operations on Cyber Monday at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, November 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Layoffs and hiring slowdowns have been the top talking points from tech leaders on earnings calls over the past few weeks. Then there was last …

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If you’re heading to a new job, don’t forget about your 401(k): Here's how to handle the money in an ex-employer's plan

Job unhappiness is at a staggering all-time high, according to Gallup

Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images Despite fears of a recession, the U.S. remains in the midst of the Great Resignation with job dissatisfaction at an all-time high. The U.S. Department of Labor issued data in July confirming that the job market continues to be characterized by ample job opportunities and high levels of voluntary …

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26% of job switchers regret joining the Great Resignation, survey finds: 'They’ve sobered up'

26% of job switchers regret joining the Great Resignation, survey finds: ‘They’ve sobered up’

Despite some indications of an economic slowdown, the job market remains remarkably stable, and many workers have reaped the benefits. In fact, a record number of employees quit their jobs, found new positions and renegotiated along the way. But not everyone who joined the so-called Great Reshuffle is better off. More than a quarter — …

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Over 50 and looking for a job? Here's what you need to know about age and work

Over 50 and looking for a job? Here’s what you need to know about age and work

Klaus Tiedge | Blend Images | Getty Images With the bear market hitting retirement portfolios hard, bonds performing as poorly as stocks, and inflation raging, what seemed like a sure retirement income may be more of a pipe dream for many older Americans who had left the workforce, or planned to soon retire. The economic …

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The job market is still 'red hot' despite recession fears, as the Great Resignation continues

The job market is still ‘red hot’ despite recession fears, as the Great Resignation continues

Mixetto | E+ | Getty Images Workers are still reaping the benefits of a hot labor market characterized by few layoffs, ample job openings and a high level of voluntary departures, according to U.S. Department of Labor data issued Wednesday. The numbers reveal that the pandemic-era trend known as the Great Resignation is still in …

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A self-made millionaire shares her top 18 'recession money rules': It is 'reasonable to be worried'

A self-made millionaire shares her top 18 ‘recession money rules’: It is ‘reasonable to be worried’

Worried about what your financial situation will look like in a year — or even in a few months — from now? With all the concerns about economic growth, it’s reasonable to be worried about a potential recession. But the key is to start preparing now so that you’re in the best position with your …

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Watch for these 4 'red flags' during the job interview, warns Harvard business expert: 'You don't want to work there'

Watch for these 4 ‘red flags’ during the job interview, warns Harvard business expert: ‘You don’t want to work there’

We spend an enormous amount of our lives working. Unfortunately, some employers can be greedy with our time and energy, and can ask us to set aside our values to abide by their culture. After 15 years teaching business and law, I’ve written a book, “Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know,” that outlines some …

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Tech talent is still in demand but outsized salaries may be disappearing

Tech talent is still in demand but outsized salaries may be disappearing

Thomas Barwick | Digitalvision | Getty Images The slumping stock market, and the punishment being doled out to tech companies in particular, is poised to reshape pay packages despite the demand for tech talent remaining strong. Each day brings a fresh wave of slumping stocks, hiring freezes and slowdowns, or outright layoffs from companies that …

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Microsoft finds Gen Z is redefining the idea of work hustle in and outside the office

Microsoft finds Gen Z is redefining the idea of work hustle in and outside the office

Inga Kjer | Photothek | Getty Images For decades Microsoft has been associated with a traditional definition of office work, long hours in front of a computer, but now the corporate enterprise giant finds Gen Z entrepreneurs disrupting ideas about workplace hustle and the traditional 9-5 day. Many recent Gen Z college graduates are flipping the …

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