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Millennials call it ‘quiet vacationing,’ but it’s really remote work gone wrong—and it’s CEOs’ worst nightmare

Corporate cancellation might not be permanent

Companies ride a red wave ahead of election

Price increases take a bite out of companies' reputation

The 2024 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings

Quiet vacationing: why workers are sneaking off on holiday without telling their boss

The 2024 Axios Harris Poll 100

Your employees are afraid to take PTO, but a third are playing hooky from work anyway

Millennials are ‘quiet vacationing’ rather than asking their boss for PTO: ‘There’s a giant workaround culture’

Mothers cannot work without child care, so why aren't more companies helping?

US Businesses Are Way More Optimistic Than Consumers, Poll Finds

Respondents are split on whether religion and faith belong in DE&I initiatives, HR Brew/Harris Poll survey finds

Besides keeping data safe, this emerging tech could be a key trust builder for businesses

How Google is harnessing AI to manage talent and cut costs - and what it means for consumers

85% of people believe lifelong upskilling will be the new norm, but barriers still remain to make it a reality, according to new ETS/Harris Poll research

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The nature of retirement is evolving

Most HR pros say companies are likely to expand, not reduce, fertility benefits

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What's in a Name? For Workers of Color, It Can Be a Liability to Their Career

Name bias at work is real and employees of color are most impacted by it

Over a third of American workers would consider quitting if their CEO's politics don't align with their own

1 in 5 Gen Zers haven't had a single conversation with someone over 50 in their workplace in the last year, LinkedIn research says

It's not just 'woke.' These are the most polarizing words in America

'Ultrawealthy' Gen Xers are proving more resistant to returning to the office - but Gen Z and millennials are making it a priority

Return-to-Work Policies Devolve Into a Toxic Cultural Flashpoint

Majority of Americans View Working Remotely as a Career Risk

The 'Super Bowl flu' will soon hit millions of employees - it could cots businesses more than $6 billion

Quiet workplaces are problematic. Here are 3 ways to fix them.

Gen Z has no idea how to interact with their coworkers - and it could cost them a promotion

Managers' latest complaints about Gen Z: They lack soft skills and have unrealistic workplace expectations

Each generation thinks they hold the power in the office - but it's Gen X "quietly shifting" the future of work

Workers of all generations agree on one thing: They have no idea what the right rules at work are anymore

Mapped: America's new business hotspots

Companies rush to define DEI

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NFL Digital Broadcast Rights Likely to Create Winners and Losers

LIV Fans Lean Left, While CFB Is Most Conservative: Harris/Sportico Poll

'Stupid people work here' and other red flags I encountered at my toxic job

Op-ed: Elon Musk is wrong. DEI needs to remain front and center in 2024

Corporate Crises - and Reputational Recovery - Have Changed

Gen Z may be on track to kill middle management

Most HR pros see disconnect between their job title and the actual work they do

Michelle Larson and Will Johnson: Chicago's Museum Campus is the key to revitalizing the Loop

AI and more drive soaring US technophobia - Congress, corporations must act

The Incredible Connection Between Consumer Loyalty And Climate Responsibility

Gen Z Is Leveraging Their Employee Power

Men in HR still command higher pay, titles than women colleagues

How JFK's Pollster Turned Into An Advisor To Top CEOs

Nearly a 3rd of American workers say they go to therapy to cope with their toxic bosses, new survey finds

If you do any of these 9 things, you might be a toxic boss

6 Steps To Improve Communication With Employees

The Workplace is Becoming More Political as Gen Z Comes of Age

Why Poor Onboarding Experiences Can Lead To New Hires Not Showing Up On Their First Day

Hiring managers could be alienating older job applicants with automated HR tools

Purpose strategy cultivator, Carol Cone, on the power of purpose to boldly drive business success

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Is Music Starting to Sound The Same?

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Majority of Americans Find GM's Offer to UAW to be Fair

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Chicagoans get creative in rethinking dormant office space

UAW reports "significant progress" in negotiations with Detroit Three

Better Ways to Support a Colleague with Breast Cancer

Workers are the unhappiest they've been in 3 years - and it can cost the global economy $8.8 trillion

Zillennials, notorious for work-life balance demands, search for something widely desired

US wage growth is finally outpacing inflation. Many Americans aren't feeling it.

Let's (not) keep it professional

Twitter Users Don't Want To Call It X - Inside The Platform's Marketing Challenge

Why C-suite execs need to stay ahead of the news cycle

New Research Shows Social Media Is The Driving Force For Business Intelligence Among Most Organizations

3 Ways To Maximize Your Organization's Ongoing Impact

Almost Half of Americans See Automation Replacing Their Jobs

Employees say corporate claims of ESG progress are baloney according to a new survey, and boards had better pay attention

Harris Poll: Remote work continues to threaten the downtown economy, but could spur growth in Chicago's suburbs

Communication Is Key: 3 Ways To Enhance Your Emails

What Airbnb learned after a year of letting employees work from anywhere

Rookie managers make nearly half of female employees want to quit

Nearly 1 in 5 Say Their Workplace Can Be Toxic, Poll Finds

The pros and cons of taking a 'workcation'

Brands, you're doing Pride allyship wrong

Organized Labor Is Having a Moment. Americans' Views Are Complicated.

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Millennials lead American optimism for the future

Google's CSO Kate Brandt on How AI Can Accelerate Climate Action

Applying for jobs and not hearing back? Indeed wants to boost your search, Netflix-style

Recruitment Strategies Should Target New Grads And Entry-Level Hires

You're Not Imagining It - Job Hunting Is Getting Worse

Brands benefit from having strong corporate cultures, Axios Harris 100 Poll finds

Layoff Fear Is Sweeping the Economy. There's Still Hope.

Enough With The Corporate 'Therapy Speak', Workers Say

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New research reveals business leaders agree continued investment in social media is critical for long-term success, driven by social data’s growing value in business intelligence

American Women Need More Maternity Leave, Access to Pregnancy Care: Poll

Work Shift: Why Purpose-Driven Jobs Pay Less

I used ChatGPT to write a cover letter and pretty much fooled 3 experts - and an A.I. content detector

Return to the office is shoving moms out of the workforce - again

AI Is the Nuclear Bomb of the 21st Century | Opinion

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Small Business Owners: The backbone of the community also relies on the communities they serve

A new survey might be the first indication that economic woes are casting clouds over the push for climate action

34% of workers say they'd post how much money they make online - Gen Z and millennials are even more eager

Global Executives Say Greenwashing Remains Rife

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