Ways HR is thinking about attracting and retaining Gen Z talent

Dimitri Otis | Getty Images A global pandemic and a possible U.S. recession are reshaping the workforce, but the impact of Gen Z may be greater than both. Top HR executives are taking notice and adapting their recruiting and employee management practices around not only the needs but desires of this younger class of workers. … Read more

Despite mass layoffs led by Meta, it’s still hard to hire the right tech talent

Dimitri Otis | Stone | Getty Images Recent layoff announcements in the tech sector from Meta Platforms to Palantir and Eventbrite are further proof that tech companies are still shedding workers. According to Crunchbase, the tech industry cut 234,000 workers last year and 94,000 since January. Even so, it’s harder to find and retain tech … Read more

41% of adults are preparing for a recession. It’s time to stress-test your income, advisors say

With expectations for a recession already in the forecast for 2023, the recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank have further stoked fears that an economic downturn could be on the horizon. But it remains to be seen when a recession — defined as two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth … Read more

You’ve heard about the 4-day workweek — but what about the 9-day fortnight?

Two business associates standing at a desk and working at a computer together, trying to find a solution to a problem. Tom Werner | Digitalvision | Getty Images You might have heard of the four-day workweek – where employees work just four of the traditional five working days, but for the same pay and with … Read more

Career expert Suzy Welch: Use these tips to recession-proof your job and avoid getting laid off

Several large companies have announced significant job cuts in recent months: Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other tech companies collectively laid off more than 70,000 employees in the last year and there are no signs of that trend slowing down. Given current economic conditions and a potential looming recession, experts say more layoffs are imminent, if … Read more

This woman gave up law to start a restaurant — and turned it into a successful street food chain

Nisha Katona, founder and CEO of Mowgli Street Food. Mowgli Street Food Nisha Katona didn’t really want to quit law. Her decades of working as a trial attorney didn’t feel like work to her, she told CNBC; neither does her current job as the CEO of the popular restaurant chain Mowgli Street Food. “It wasn’t … Read more

She lost her job after her maternity leave. Now she leads an accounting institute

As the fourth female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Julia Penny knows what it takes to succeed in business. These are her biggest lessons. As the fourth female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Julia Penny knows what it takes to succeed … Read more

I was VP at Google for 10 years. Here’s the No. 1 skill I looked for at job interviews—very few people had it

During my 10 years at Google as a VP, there were weeks where I spent up to 40 hours conducting job interviews. So to make things easier, I always had one skill that I looked for in candidates before anything else: self-awareness. Sure, your experience and skills matter, but they can be learned. And when … Read more

On the job: What it takes to earn $86,000 a year as a subway conductor in New York City

Most people don’t know her by name, but thousands of New Yorkers rely on Natasha Dinnall every single day. Dinnall, 51, is a train conductor for the New York City subway system — the heartbeat that keeps the city running. The NYC subway is one of the biggest rapid transit systems in the world, with … Read more

College is still worth it, research finds — although students are growing skeptical

Ben Kirkhoff, a high school senior at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, knows that a four-year college degree isn’t for him. Even though his parents have a college savings account for him, he said money is still a factor. “I don’t want to put myself and my family in a lot of debt.” Instead, Kirkhoff, … Read more