Beacon NY - 2018-12-17 — I will be making some changes at Work Futures.
First, I will be slenderizing the Daily, trimming the verbiage from the Links, and dropping the Recent Issues and From the Archives section. The goal is to make the Daily faster to read. So, for example, in the first story below, you would have read this if I had posted it last week:
‘Recruiters at global staffing firm Robert Half have noticed a “ten to twenty percent increase” in ghosting over the past year, D.C. district president Josh Howarth said.
Applicants blow off interviews. New hires turn into no-shows. Workers leave one evening and never return.’
This is the other end of the increase in precarity that workers have experienced for decades. Now that labor is tight, and work is (relatively) easy to find, people simply ghost: why fill out paperwork and go through 'out processing’?
In the new model, starting with this issue, it would read
The 'more commentary’ indicates that I’ve written more on the topic, probably in a post on workfutures.org or stoweboyd.com
. Many times I may have no additional commentary: it’s supposed to save time for me too. (Wink).
The second change is coming in January: a paid membership
to gain access to new investigative material. Starting in early 2019, I will be launching two investigative series at Work Futures:
Work Talk is a planned interview series, where we will talk with thinkers, practitioners, authors, and makers, leaders in the realm of organizational change and new ways of work. I expect two or more Work Talk pieces per month.
Work Walk takes an investigative approach to the future of work, ranging from company visits, product demos, book reviews, and original and secondary research. I plan at least one Work Walk piece per month.
Members will also receive discounts to other events, reports, and activities. I hope to turn these projects into podcasts at some point. More to follow on that.
I’m shutting down operations for the holidays at Work Futures Daily after this issue, 17 December, restarting on 3 January 2019. Happy and Merry!
Please send pointers on things I should be reviewing. You can reply to the newsletter in your inbox and it comes to me, or email