Future of Work Roundup - Week of June 5

June 5, 2023

Future of Work Roundup - Week of June 5

Welcome to the Future of Work Roundup. Each week, we bring you five top stories—drawing from the latest academic research and industry trends—to give you an easily-digestible snapshot of how work is changing—and why it matters.

Can Your Hybrid Work Policy Pass the Summer Test?

Inc reports on the importance of effective hybrid work policies during the summer months, highlighting the need for clear communication, data transparency, and measurable collaboration. The article cites research indicating that employees' understanding of the rationale behind these policies and the data used to inform them leads to higher policy effectiveness.

Leaders in AI Call for Global Awareness of AI's Existential Risk

The Verge reports that leading AI researchers and CEOs, including Google DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis and Open AI’s Sam Altman, have issued a 22-word statement warning AI’s potential existential risks to humanity, published by The Center of AI Safety. 

Adult Edition of Summer Camp Getaways

Bloomberg reports on seven adult-only summer camps offering experiences ranging from traditional fun at Camp No Counselors, geek culture at Epic Nerd Camp, luxury at Camp Verano, digital detox at Camp Rahh, artistic pursuits at Interlochen, themed activities at Club Getaway, to LGBTQ+ friendly Camp Camp.

The Arbitrary Judgements of AI Recruiters

Quartz reports on biases and peculiarities in AI hiring, including gender, racial, and accessibility issues, and arbitrary judgments influenced by accents or visual cues. The article emphasizes the necessity to rectify these biases in AI recruitment.

Pay Transparency Shifts Salary Ranges in Tech Hubs

Bloomberg reports that higher-paying jobs in tech hubs and states with pay transparency laws are now showcasing wider salary ranges, according to a study by Indeed Hiring Lab. The study explores how remote and high-paying positions are experiencing significant broadening, while in-person and service-oriented jobs offer more precise salary information.

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