Global work trends, news and human interest stories from Paris, France. Writes for: The Guardian Weekend, BBC Worklife, France 24, Business Insider, Huff Post UK, Welcome to the Jungle.
More and more employees want their companies to take a stand on social and political issues, though exactly how and when companies should speak up isn’t clear. How much advocacy can staff expect from the places where they work? And is speaking up enough? Or should businesses be doing more?
The idea of turning a passion into a job has always been alluring. But is there a downside to combining our passions and our working lives?
Do you love your job? Many workers don’t just say they do, they move cities, put in long hours or even work for free to prove just how passionate they are about what they do for a living. But why do we work with such devotion, and is it good for us?
We asked journalist Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone.
As hiring shifts towards virtual interviews, an increasing number of candidates are jumping in front of the camera to boost their odds of winning a job. Should you do the same?
More than 100 millionaires say current tax systems are “not fair” and increasing wealth taxes would help resolve inequalities made dramatically worse by the Covid-19 health crisis...
I halved my salary working on blockbuster musicals to become an undertaker. It changed my life for the better.
Jordan Lever, 33, was a veteran stage manager for blockbuster shows when the pandemic hit. Without work, he decided to retrain as an undertaker because he saw similarities with his old job. He tells his story to journalist Joanna York for Insider.
Conversations at work about mental health are happening more often—though starting one with your manager can still feel like a risk, and a positive outcome is not guaranteed. We asked workers who have opened up about their mental health if it was worth it.
As the emergence of the Omicron variant has caused a scramble for booster shots in richer nations, scientists and international organisations say tackling vaccine inequality is the only way to fight the global threat of Covid-19...
Some 18 months into the health crisis, and facing a second Covid Christmas, economic factors are adding to festive season stress this year in France and other countries...
US workers want more holiday – yet they still don’t take all of their paid leave. What’s keeping them at their desks?
As a broadcast sports journalist who hosted flagship TV shows on US sports network ESPN, Cari Champion often stood out as the lone woman—and often the only black person—behind the desk. In 2020, after almost eight years at the network, she quit. Now, advocacy for racial and gender equality is at the centre of her work. Here, she talks authenticity, speaking out and knowing her worth.
Olympian Marilyn Okoro decided to quit as a professional athlete in December 2020. After struggling to train during the health crisis, she says, “It was Christmas time and I went back to my mum’s. I remember just coming in from a run and deciding, ‘I’m done. I don’t want to run any more.’” This was not the first time the 800-metre runner had thought about quitting – in fact, it had been on her mind for years – but now the decision stuck.