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How to Hire With a Vaccine Mandate in Place

Asking prospective employees about their vaccination status can be awkward–and possibly lead to legally sticky situations.

Hybrid working will now allow more people with disabilities to enter labor force, Ted Kennedy Jr. says 

“Hybrid work and remote work are just a couple of the accommodations that many people with disabilities have been asking for. So, we think that companies’ views now of remote work will allow more people with disabilities to enter the labor force,”

Everything we know about work is wrong and the pandemic proved it

Business leaders have falsely blamed the crisis on generous pandemic unemployment benefits, arguing that they’re a disincentive to return to the labor force. Study after study has proven this is not the case.  Instead, more seismic forces are at work.

This is the optimal number of hours you should work every day

There’s plenty of evidence that putting in more hours doesn’t necessarily equate to higher productivity.

Why America Should Suddenly Prepare For A Billion-Dollar ‘Internet Apocalypse’ Caused By The Sun

Our Sun is waking up—and it could have devastating consequences for the Internet, particularly in North America, if a “black swan event” like a solar superstorm occurs.

BIG Idea launches South Dakota high school business competition

High school students across South Dakota are invited to compete in this business idea competition where nearly $35,000 in cash and scholarships are awarded. 

The 8-Hour Workday Is a Counterproductive Lie 

What was once a socialist dream has become every knowledge worker’s nightmare. It’s time to unmake the modern myth of productivity.

Protecting Your Mental Health at Work

As many Americans head back into the office this fall, businesses can help mitigate that effect by adopting a “trauma-informed management strategy” that recognizes the extraordinary stresses of the last 18 months

Who can afford to live in the American west when locals can’t? Butte, Montana

The region, which long had the lowest rate of income inequality in the US, is shifting to one of haves and have-nots – and it’s happening fast

Energy Secretary Granholm announces new building energy codes

The department projected the new code determinations will save up to 4.7 percent on-site energy, 4.3 percent source energy, 4.2 percent carbon emissions and 4.3 percent in energy costs. The department projects the determinations would generate savings of $138 billion over the next 30 years for homes and businesses, or about $162 per residential unit a year.