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Culture, Labor, Language, Life, Memes, Retail, Starbucks, Work

‘Nobody wants to work anymore’: How a simple phrase became the oversimplified scapegoat for every problem plaguing the American labor market

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I heard the phrase "Nobody wants to work anymore" over and over. The phrase has become common since businesses began reopening fully this past spring. Like so many other memes in 2021, this one began on TikTok and quickly spread across the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Maybe you've seen it on a sign at your ...
Economy, Employment, Jobs, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail, Weekend BI UK, Work

Some restaurants are temporarily closing because they can’t find enough workers. One said diners have gotten ruder amid the labor shortage and even made staff cry.

Some restaurants are temporarily closing or cutting their hours because of the labor shortage. One opened for an hour less each day after staffing fell by nearly 50% compared with normal years. A third of former hospitality workers said in a Joblist poll that they won't return to the industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some restaurants are cutting down their opening hours or temporarily closing for days on end because they simply can't find enough workers to serve diners, amid the huge labor shortage hitting the hospitality industry.One even shut down for a day after rude diners swore at staff and made them cry.C...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Hamptons, Hiring, Hospitality, Jobs, Nordic, Personal Essay, Retail, Small Business Owner, Strategy, Summer, Unemployment, Work

I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that are busier than ever — but the worker shortage is crushing us

Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two eateries in Southampton, New York. Since reopening in June, Erdem says he's struggled to find workers despite increasing the hourly pay. Here's what hiring has been like for him post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Baby Boomers, Digital, Economy, Features, Gen X, gen z, Geriatric Millennial, Markets, Micro-generation, Millennials, Social Media, Technology, Work, Workplace

How to tell if you’re a geriatric millennial

The term "geriatric millennial" divided the Internet this spring in a viral Medium article. The author spoke to Insider about why it both resonated with and offended readers. She also shared the hallmarks of a geriatric millennial and how they straddle the workplace's digital divide. See more stories on Insider's business page. Author and leadership expert Erika Dhawan never expected the term "geriatric millennial" to go viral.A self-identified geriatric millennial (which she defines as elder millennials born in the early 1980s), Dhawan told Insider she first heard the term at brunch with friends and related to it. But when she wro...
Biden administration, doj, Economy, FTC, Jobs, Joe Biden, Labor, Politics, The White House, White House, Work

Biden’s executive order aims to stop businesses suppressing workers’ wages

Biden will issue an executive order Friday designed to stop firms collaborating to suppress wages. He will push the FTC and DOJ for tougher guidance to stop companies sharing wage and benefit data. Biden will call on the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, per notes from the White House. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Economy, Employment, Hospitality, Jobs, labor shortage, Leisure, Restaurants, Retail, Unemployment, Work

A third of former hospitality workers say they won’t return to the industry because they want higher pay, better benefits, and a new work environment

A third of former hospitality workers say they won't return to the industry at all, per a survey by Joblist. They want better pay and benefits than the industry can offer, they say. Hospitality pays less than other industries, but the labor shortage is forcing companies to push wages up. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
burnout, Contributor, contributor 2019, Inc., Leadership, Management, Nordic, Strategy, Stress, Work, workplace safety

3 ways leaders can help ease workplace stress and avoid employee burnout

Reports of burnout, stress, and loneliness levels are high as employees continue working from home. Improving these conditions and rebuilding psychological safety will require leaders to step up. Show gratitude for your employees, check-in frequently, and build resilience into the workforce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crisis is subsiding, but its wounds run deep. For all the heroic efforts of employees to keep companies operating, the past 16-plus months have left a powerful psychological scar.A recent Workhuman survey of more than 3,000 US workers reveals a workforce in trouble. The data shows 48% of employee...
Features, Four-day workweek, Future of Work, Strategy, Tech Insider, Work

Corporate America is starting to embrace the 4-day workweek. These 7 companies have adopted it or are considering the change

Some companies are allowing staff to work only four days a week to combat pandemic burnout. Kickstarter is the latest to say that it would test a four-day workweek, starting in 2022. Proponents of it say the permanent three-day weekend boosts happiness and productivity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Employee burnout is real, and the pandemic has reignited talk of how modern work should evolve.Among the loudest of the chatter is the four-day workweek concept.Some companies adopted the structure before the pandemic, like Microsoft Japan, which famously tried out a four-day workweek in mid-2019 and saw productivity jump...
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3 templates for answering ‘What are your career aspirations?’ in a job interview

An interviewer will ask about your career aspirations to see if they're in line with the company's needs. Be sure you hit on what your goals are, why they're your goals, and how this job relates to them. When you're talking about the why, don't be afraid to make it personal — and be honest. See more stories on Insider's business page. When you're in a job interview, a question like "What are your career aspirations?" could catch you off guard. You likely prepared to answer common interview questions about your past experiences and whether you have the skills needed for the job. You might even be ready to answer questions about your...