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Exclusion and trauma are impacting the workforce. Here’s how to fix it and heal

Exclusion and trauma are impacting the workforce. Here’s how to fix it and heal

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Men need to care about caregiving so the entire labor force can benefit

Men need to care about caregiving so the entire labor force can benefit

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This fintech company says it will pay off your student-loan debt if it hires you

This fintech company says it will pay off your student-loan debt if it hires you

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementThis year, 400 lucky college grads will not only land their first “real” job but will also be the beneficiaries of a new student-loan repayment program from an employer.advertisementFIS, a publicly traded provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks, and capital-market firms, just announced this it’ll hire starting in 2021. FIS claims it’s the first employer in the financial-services sector to do so. Only about offer a similar benefit, up from .The benefit comes at a time when student-loan debt is topping (yes, with a...

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Is now a good time to change careers? More workers are feeling good about it

Is now a good time to change careers? More workers are feeling good about it

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementLast year for workplaces across America. But now that 2020 is finally behind us, changes are still afoot. They’re just more self-directed.advertisementadvertisementA new survey conducted by Harris Poll exclusively for Fast Company found that the majority (52%) of U.S. workers are considering a job change this year, and as many as 44% have actual plans in place to make the leap.As for who’s contemplating a job hop, the most likely candidates were those whose annual household income is between $50,000 and $75,000 (the...

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Report: One-third of tech workers admit to working only 3 to 4 hours a day

Report: One-third of tech workers admit to working only 3 to 4 hours a day

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisement“How many real hours of work do you put in each day?”advertisementThat was posited in a survey by , a community platform where workers can anonymously post replies to survey questions and review their employers.The thing is, it’s a fraught question during a time when people say they are still working longer hours than they did before the pandemic upended businesses of all kinds. Those who are lucky enough to still have jobs have reported that they’re logging when working remotely (thanks, in part, to not having a commute or...

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Why you’re feeling unmotivated and how to deal with it

Why you’re feeling unmotivated and how to deal with it

advertisementadvertisementBy Amy Stanton—Minutesadvertisementadvertisementadvertisement“How do you spark joy in a joyless time?”advertisementadvertisementSomeone asked me this recently. I had just joined an intimate business networking group and was sharing my current “lay of the land” which was: I’m exhausted, I’ve just recovered from COVID, I’m lonely, I miss hugs, it’s hard to find my usual spark.That’s when the question about how I might take action to do something that would bring me joy came about. And the answer that came to mind was how much I wanted to get on a plane tomorrow, fly...

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Start the new year with a digital declutter

Start the new year with a digital declutter

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What I learned from writing a book during the pandemic that will help you tackle big projects in 2021

What I learned from writing a book during the pandemic that will help you tackle big projects in 2021

advertisementadvertisementBy Herbert LuiadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementWhen the pandemic first started, some of us drew inspiration from how Shakespeare , or how Isaac Newton  while in isolation. The idea was aspirational—perhaps we, too, could make great things during the pandemic.advertisementadvertisementIt was a relief. While I didn’t aim to be Shakespeare, I did need to write a book. I’ve long dreamed of debuting my first book on the charts, buying real estate with my advance payment, and such. It was all in my head. After a sudden realization borne of desperation, I decided to...

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It’s time to talk about how Joe Biden defeated a dominant model of leadership

It’s time to talk about how Joe Biden defeated a dominant model of leadership

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Fintech insurance startup Lemonade just filed for an IPO

Fintech insurance startup Lemonade just filed for an IPO

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementLemonade, a to renters and homeowners (not to be confused with the Beyoncé album and film), for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange today, estimating it will raise about $100 million. VCs estimated its , making it another potential unicorn.The startup has positioned itself as a disruptor in the fintech and insurance market for its combined use of AI and behavioral science that aimed to not only approve claims in three seconds but also to combat fraudulent claims by making its clients sign an “honesty pledge.”Lemonade is also a certified B Corp—its added...

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