Apr 23, 2018
Wanna know why work sucks? Ask Áine Cain.
She’s a careers and employment reporter for Business Insider, and
her experience covering multiple workplaces gives her a unique
insight into what makes a great – or terrible – place to work. From
the #MeToo movement to the gig economy, and lotus-eaters to a robot
invasion, Laurie and Áine talk about the current state of work and
- Are there still great places to work? Yes, but don’t be lured
by ‘perks’ companies. Áine explains what they are and why they
create a culture of complacency and wasting away.
- According to a Gallup poll, nearly 70% of employees aren’t
engaged at work, and naturally, these employees blame their
managers. There’s an argument there to be made, but Áine points at
two of the major themes she sees frequently, and it’s not
- What makes a place great to work at? Áine has a lovely acronym
to explain what companies are doing right. CCE – co-workers,
compensation, engagement. She explains what each of them
- The #MeToo movement has been instrumental in raising awareness
of issues at work, but you have to wonder: will awareness lead to
long-lasting change? Laurie and Áine tackle that tough question
with some anecdotes and insights that will change the way you think
about the future of work.
- Yes, men need to behave better at work. But there’s a second
change that needs to take place, and that’s in the systems at work.
Laurie and Áine talk about how businesses can replace their
- So at whose feet do we lay the burden of fixing work?
Management, HR, employees? Laurie and Áine talk about where change
needs to happen to make a great workplace, both the ideal and the
- No one wants to work in the ‘bro culture.’ Áine digs into why
that mentality fails and what employees really want to become more
engaged and invested in their job. From generational gaps to the
advent of the internet, so many different things have contributed
to the current job climate.
- You’ve heard the term ‘gig economy.’ But have you ever stopped
to think about what it really is? Find out who is a real part of
the gig economy, who it benefits, and whether or not it’s a good
- We promised robots. Áine says they’re taking over. We’re
probably not going to tell you something you don’t know, but you
definitely want to hear what Áine says about how the robot
takeover will probably mirror the industrial revolution in terms of
unemployment. Laurie and Áine discuss some of the ways that can be
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