August 18, 2017

August 18 – Top Technology Disruptions | Solar Eclipse at the Office | Minimum Wage & Automation | 85% Lie on Resumes

This Week: Top Technology Disruptions Predicted | Robots put Employees on the Defensive | Honest Resumes are Hard to Find | and a Few Tips for the Eclipse

For better or worse, technology is changing the face of business and employment, researchers learn that nearly everybody lies on their résumé, millions in the U.S. will gather on Monday to watch the sun disappear and a video ad made to inspire.

Who knows what the future holds?

A KPMG survey asked leading tech industry leaders to make some predictions. In 3 Hottest Technologies that Will Change Your Business By 2020, Inc. reveals the survey’s top answers. (Hint: It’s the stuff everyone’s been talking about all year.)

Speaking of the future, advocates for a higher minimum wage believe that raising wages will make workers’ futures brighter. But the Washington Examiner reports that a recent National Bureau of Economic Research study says wage increases might hasten the advancement of automation instead.

Rumors, lies and résumés!

Lots of job applicants may need a good publicist to help repair their reputations if employers believe the findings of HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report.’s CEO J.T. O’Donnell shares why 85 percent of job applicants lie and how they can be caught in her recent article for Inc.

Mass Migration of the Human Kind

A huge swath of the U.S. will go dark on Monday as the sun is temporarily eclipsed. It is estimated that at least 200 million people are within a day’s drive of locations where the event can be witnessed. Many will hit the road Monday morning to witness history.

For those staying put, the employment experts at Fisher Phillips remind us that this is an epic event — like March Madness only without the office pools.

They recommend that you plan to go with the flow and expect employees to be distracted. Also, look out for your employees by reminding them to use protective eyewear if they want to view this natural phenomenon.

And… speaking of a phenomenon — Check out this amazing Mo Farrah video produced by Nike. It received ‘Best Ad of the Week’ runner-up internationally this week (no pun intended) from BestAdsonTV.  A two-time distance running Olympic champion, this Brit’s got a lot work behind that infectious smile.