The gig economy and a new frontier of work
Thanks to innovative technology, the gig economy is opening up new work opportunities to people from different backgrounds. But with little regulation, and the speed at which it's happening, gig work is proving to be a contentious issue.
AI and recruiting
Artificial intelligence has been offered up as a technology that can help recruiters better manage their tasks. But whether that technology will ultimately be a help or a hindrance to the recruitment process remains to be seen.
The Empathy Economy and What It Will Mean in the Autonomous Age
Automation is coming, and with it many jobs will be displaced. And according to some experts, this shift will see a change in what businesses value most in their employees.
Disruption, Automation and the Future of Wealth Management
According to a PwC study, the wealth management industry is underprepared for technological disruptions, meaning collaborations between startups and big corporations are likely to become more common.
Do You Want Automation with That?
Automation is on the rise in fast food stores and supermarkets, but many customers and employees are struggling to get on board with the new technology.
Beyond the Bags: Shopping changes its focus
The shopping experience is changing as e-commerce grows, and while some are taking advantage of the new retail landscape, traditional businesses are suffering.
Amazon and the Convenience Crusade
Amazon’s grocery delivery service is part of the company’s wider strategy to spread beyond e-commerce, but previous attempts suggest it might not be as simple as they would hope.
Your Desk Will See You Now
Employee tracking is a growing industry. Companies say it’s to improve efficiency and reduce waste, but employees aren’t so sure what it means for their privacy.
Musical Desks: Today’s offices are on the move
Forget the red stapler. New office layouts are diverse and flexible, ready to be configured and reconfigured for individual and collaborative work without a static cubicle in sight.
Home Sweet Office
Millennials are embracing remote work. They like the flexibility, and employers like how it cuts costs. But some companies are choosing to have employees head back to the office.
How to Survive the Age of Automation
Automation is disrupting the wealth advisory industry. The next generation will see, and seems open to, a hybrid approach of digital investment tools and human advisors.
A New Blueprint for Funding Innovation
Startups that boast an innovative social mission stand to benefit from a new $25 million fund launched that hopes to buck the trend of early stage Silicon Valley investors.
The Billionaire Players in the Mars Space Race
Barack Obama supports the US sending humans to Mars by the 2030s. Achieving that goal, however, will require competition from the private markets.
The AI Tech That’s Giving Spotify the Edge over Apple
Spotify’s tie-up with machine learning startup Niland has gotten users excited about the possibilities for further tailoring streaming music on demand and given Spotify a possible edge over competitor Apple.
The Not-So Surprising Rise of UX
User experience is on companies’ radars these days. From looks to function to feel, websites are getting easier to use as businesses feel more pressure to make sure their sites are targeting their intended customers in the best ways possible.
Sensitive Seating and What Your Desk Could Say about You
There’s more to new office chairs than meets the eye. A new universe of smart desks tracks users’ activities and makes sure they stay on the move. It also sends employers information about how office spaces are being used.
Alexa, Make It So
From Google and IBM to Amazon, companies are racing to see whose voice-enabled virtual assistant will wiggle their way into consumers’ lives -- and where it makes sense or is helpful to have them.