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1711, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |November 17th, 2020|

Workers prefer robots to humans in supporting mental health

Stress and burnout are a fact of life during Covid-19. A study by enterprise software firm Oracle and HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence found that 70% of workers are experiencing more stress this year than any previous year, and 25% are burned out at work. […]

1905, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |May 19th, 2020|

WEC, large staffing firms join in blockchain effort

The World Employment Confederation — an international organization representing the staffing industry — and its corporate members announced a blockchain initiative aimed at developing a common set of worker data that can reside on a block. The initiative also calls for developing guidelines on how staffing companies can […]

2303, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Gaming hiring systems

Artificial intelligence hiring systems sometimes use facial recognition to analyze character traits to determine who will be a good hire, but some firms in South Korea are offering classes in how to beat the AI system.

According to a World Economic Forum blog post on Feb. 26, “In South Korea, you can take a […]

1811, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Uber introduces its industrial staffing service

Uber Technologies Inc. announced the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in a blog post. For now, Uber Works is operating only in Chicago, and the company is working with staffing firms TalentBurst and TrueBlue Inc. Workers are classified as employees of the staffing firms.

In order to get […]

2409, 2019

Tech & Jobs

By |September 24th, 2019|

Benefits for on-demand workers

Benefits for on-demand workers Human cloud, grocery delivery platform Instacart announced new benefits for its independent contractor shoppers in a post on Medium.

The perks include its “Stride Benefits Platform” for access to health insurance and financial tools, injury protection insurance to protect the shoppers in the case of an accident (it will […]

2307, 2019

Tech & Jobs

By |July 23rd, 2019|

DARQ technologies — a collective acronym for distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, extended reality and quantum computing — will have a transformational or extensive impact on their organizations, according to 68% of healthcare executives surveyed by Accenture.

It also found that 68% of the healthcare executives said that every employee in their organizations will be empowered […]

2005, 2019

Tech & Jobs

By |May 20th, 2019|



Ariba and Fieldglass VMS coming together

Procurement software provider SAP Ariba and contingent workforce vendor management system SAP Fieldglass will no longer operate as separate entities, according to an article in TechTarget. The announcement came at the recent SAP Ariba Live conference in Austin, Texas.

German software firm SAP acquired Fieldglass in 2014. SAP Fieldglass had 5.7 […]

2503, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |March 25th, 2019|

We highlight tech trends and developments that impact the world of work

Agency focuses on human cloud workers’ taxes

More needs to be done to fix tax noncompliance among workers operating through human cloud platforms and other sharing economy firms. That is according to a report by the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration called, “Expansion […]

102, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |February 1st, 2019|

IBM announces program to create thousands of tech apprenticeships

IBM and the Consumer Technology Association are launching the “CTA Apprenticeship Coalition,” aimed at creating thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 US states as a way to help close the skills gap. IBM itself pledged to add at least 450 apprenticeships over the next five years.

The program […]