Bilal Baig Wants You to Understand That Transition Is a Universal Experience

Bilal Baig wants to take a pause. In April, they won top honors at the Canadian Screen Awards for Sort Of, a CBC/HBO Max dramedy they co-created and star in about a nonbinary Torontonian of Pakistani descent struggling to fuse the fragments of their compartmentalized life. The next day, they’re back to work on Season 2. “It’s part of the job, but sometimes I …

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Facebook Attempts to Silence Black Whistleblower

A lawyer representing Facebook’s parent company Meta called on a judge to “crack the whip” against a Black South African whistleblower on Monday, requesting a gagging order to prevent him from speaking to the media.

The whistleblower, Daniel Motaung, was paid $2.20 per hour to be a Facebook content moderator in Kenya. He was fired by Facebook’s outsourcing partner,…

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Beyond Meat’s CEO Ethan Brown on a Plant-Based Future

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Ethan Brown, the chief executive officer of Beyond Meat, is eager to work with his colleagues in the office again. “I have very strong feelings on this,” he said in a recent interview from the company’s headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. “It…

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Mars CEO- Your People Are Your Biggest Asset—Show Them

“Why should I work for you? And what good are you doing for society?”

When I graduated from university in 1992, I wouldn’t have dared to ask such questions at an interview, I was just happy to get a job! But today it is usually one of the first things we hear from people at the start of their careers. The new generations are putting these challenges to employers and voting with the…

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How to Onboard New Hires During a Pandemic

For all the talk of American workers quitting in droves, it’s surprising we aren’t dwelling more on another career milestone, especially post-Covid: how to start a new job.

Some 28% of people leave a new job in the first 90 days, according to new data from the recruiting-software firm Jobvite—and that number is growing. “The way that a new employee interacts with …

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Inflation is Going to Get Worse. Blame a Lack of Diesel

It cost Carl Smith $999 to refill the 275-gallons fuel tank of his semi-trailer on Sunday for a run from Ohio to Wisconsin—and that’s just because his fuel credit card cuts off at $1,000. In the nearly 40 years he’s been driving, the price of diesel fuel has never been that high. “That’s the most it ever cost me to fill up, and I didn’t even get all the way f…

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JLL’s Work Dynamics CEO- U.S. Seeing Job Turnover ‘Tsunami’

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Are you back in the office yet? has replaced Are you vaccinated yet? as the question of the day for a broad swath of U.S. society.

Nationwide, about one-third of workers have returned to their offices, according to the most recent data from …

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Senate Backs Bill to Ban Some Xinjiang Goods

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban all goods from or made in China’s Xinjiang region unless importers can prove they weren’t made with forced labor, a move that could potentially have widespread implications for the solar industry.

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act requires the U.S Department of Homeland Security to create a list of entities who collab…

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Meta Accused Of Human Trafficking and Union-Busting in Kenya

Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms, and its largest outsourcing partner in Africa are facing new allegations of forced labor, human trafficking, and union busting in Kenya.

Daniel Motaung, a former outsourced Facebook content moderator, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Nairobi accusing Meta and outsourcing firm Sama of multiple violations of the Kenyan constitution. The lawsuit fol…

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