Tag Archives: employment

Coming February 23: A new look for time reporting

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is working with partners in schools, colleges, and across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to roll out a new design and additional functionality for time reporting. The upgrade will impact all employees who report, approve, or modify time. The upgrade will support a more mobile-friendly time reporting experience and ensure that… Read More »

Will the AI jobs revolution bring about human revolt, too?

By | November 7, 2017

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate white-collar and “creative class” jobs once considered impossible to automate, including real estate brokers, insurance claims adjusters, lawyers, and business managers. In a recent article, Kentaro Toyama, associate professor of technology and global development at the School of Information, examines if anything good could come of mass unemployment, or whether it… Read More »

Digital tools for underserved job seekers

By | August 23, 2017

As more employers turn to sites like LinkedIn and CareerBuilder to recruit talent, job seekers from low-income areas or who have limited education often are left out. Tawanna Dillahunt, assistant professor at the U-M School of Information and College of Engineering, hopes to change that. Dillahunt has received a $499,729 National Science Foundation grant to help improve digital employment… Read More »

H-1B visas affect tech wages

By | March 15, 2017

Silicon Valley has long portrayed the H-1B visa program for skilled foreign workers as a win-win, providing much-needed tech talent and fueling innovation and economic growth. Critics say it disadvantages American workers by allowing companies to hire cheaper foreign labor for jobs that would have gone to U.S. workers. A new study by researchers from U-M and the University… Read More »

High-tech handcuffs

By | February 9, 2017

High-tech employees working in states that enforce noncompete agreements suffer for it in lower wages and reduced job mobility. Jagadeesh Sivadasan, an associate professor of business economics and public policy at the Ross School of Business, compared data for workers in states that strongly enforce noncompete clauses with those that do not. “Companies use noncompete agreements to protect… Read More »