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The C Sheet | September 17th

The C Sheet | September 17th

This week on The C Sheet, we discuss gig work, expat employees, and "tattleware," otherwise known as digital surveillance software.

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Tattle Technology 

How would you feel if your laptop took a photo of you every minute you’re working so your colleagues can see if you are? As ‘tattleware,’ or digital surveillance software, emerges to keep an eye on remote employees, is it good business practice or lack of trust? Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home (The Guardian) 

More Morale 

Clear communication was good work practice before Covid, but it’s especially important now that we work in disparate places. Executives share their top four learnings for navigating a hybrid workplace, including morale-boosting messages. Reimagining The Way We Work: Four Lessons To Guide A Successful Hybrid Workplace (Forbes)

Expat Employees 

U.S. workers are ranked some of the most stressed in the world. Americans seeking employment abroad may find a (slightly) better work-life balance, but their decrease in stress may be costing them career growth opportunities. American expats find better work-life balance but limited career growth abroad (CNBC) 

The Gig is Up 

The number of people working nontraditional jobs is up 34% from 2020. With an estimated 1 in 3 US workers doing gig work, people have traded in benefits and vacation time for more freedom. More Americans are taking jobs without employer benefits like health care or paid vacation (Vox)

“Hidden Workers”

91% of small business owners have said there are few or no qualified applicants for open positions. But a new report by Harvard Business School revealed that there are 27 million “hidden workers” who are not being considered for job opportunities. Who are they? Study: ‘Hidden workers’ are being excluded from the workforce (Phys)

Rights for Restaurant Workers

Sekou Siby worked as a cook and dishwasher at the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. After surviving by swapping shifts with a coworker, he made it his life’s mission to advocate for better working conditions for restaurant workers. For World Trade Center cook, surviving 9/11 led to activism (AP News)

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