When Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and the staff turnover was dizzying. In the new year she traveled to North Carolina to work at a call center, a place where even bathroom breaks were timed to the second. Then she was hired at a San Francisco McDonald's, narrowly escaping revenge-seeking customers who pelted her with condiments. Here she takes us behind the scenes of the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce to understand how workers went from being the most expensive element of production to the cheapest-- and how low wage jobs have been remade to serve the ideals of efficiency, at the cost of humanity. -- adapted from jacket~A college-educated young professional details the grueling realities of hourly labor for the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce while outlining strategies for more humane employment practices.
The internet is an extremely noisy place. Why does some content break through and reach millions of people--while so much else doesn't? The odds of landing your video on YouTube's front page are a staggering one in two million. But Tim Staples has beaten those odds thirty-five times and has built a thriving business in the process. As the CEO of Shareability, Staples launched a multimillion-dollar headphone brand by filming soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in disguise--all while not spending a nickel on traditional advertising. Staples and his colleagues lifted a small pet food company from obscurity to an IPO on the power of two hit YouTube videos. Plus, they helped propel Cricket Wireless to the most shared brand of its kind, by using social media to make people smile. In [this book], Staples reveals his pioneering nine-step approach to winning global mention for your brand--without spending a fortune. Far from being just another empty promise on how to make your content go viral, this book offers a real roadmap to understanding how content spreads online. Through the powerful concept of 'shareability' you'll learn how to make the intricate algorithms of major social platforms work for you. Whether you're an executive, an entrepreneur, or an Instagram star in the making, this is the one book that will give you the secret sauce on how to break through the noise and to take your brand farther than you ever thought possible.--Dust jacket.
Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? It's your managers. They're the ones who make or break your organization's success. Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup's largest study of the future of work, It's the Manager shows leaders and managers how to adapt their organizations to rapid change- from new workplace demands to the challenges of managing remote employees, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting and keeping today's best employees.--book jacket
Social psychologist Dan Cable argues that the reason for workforce unhappiness is biological: organizations, in an effort to routinize work and establish clear-cut performance metrics, are suppressing what neuroscientists call our Seeking Systems, the part of our brain that craves exploration and learning. Filled with real-life examples from the author's own research and consulting, Alive at Work equips managers--and anyone looking to find more joy in their nine-to-five existence--with the guidance to maximize the curiosity and passion that lives within themselves and others
Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.