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Sometimes job duties evolve between the time when an employer decides to hire someone and the actual hiring itself. (Shutterstock)

Why the job you apply for may not be the job you get

A recent study about hiring practices sheds light on why some jobs change between when a decision is made to hire someone, and the actual hiring process itself.
Work trends like ‘quiet quitting’ have begun to pop up in the media lately — but how true are they to real life? (Shutterstock)

Busting the anti-work myth: Most people actually like their bosses

Contrary to anti-work narratives in the news media, a survey of employees in the United States and Canada has found that most employees like their bosses.
According to INSEE, 68% of the wage gap between men and women is due to the fact that they do not occupy the same positions, which is directly related to the field they choose.

Educational pathways drive France’s gender pay gap – what our research shows

Region-level data from France indicate that some masters-level specialities dominated by women have low levels of remuneration once in employment.
Shops, offices, gyms and apartments dominate Brisbane’s ‘mixed use’ zone. Rachel Gallagher

How we accidentally planned the desertion of our cities

The zoning policies that planners introduced to create vibrant and resilient mixed-use neighbourhoods have had the opposite effect, as services and residential developments crowd out light industry.
In theory, a universal job guarantee could help stabilize inflation by providing stable, full-time employment, addressing unemployment, enhancing economic productivity and reinforcing price stability. (Shutterstock)

Why a universal job guarantee beats the basic income pipe dream

Instead of a guaranteed fixed income, a universal job guarantee policy provides jobs — and wages — to people who aren’t able to find work on their own.
Employees are more likely to put in long hours when they’re passionate about their work. sturti / Getty Images

5 drawbacks to following your passion

A sociologist took a critical look at the cherished career advice to ‘follow your passion.’ What she found is that this advice often brings unintended consequences.

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