*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*January 23, 2023*
*Title:* The Digital Workplace Is Designed to Bring You Down
*Source:* The New York Times Magazine
*Author:* David Marchese
*Date:* January 22, 2023
*Summary:* We’ve been given no shortage of digital tools that should, in theory, help us work better, with more focus and efficiency, and connect us more easily with our colleagues. Instead, email, instant messaging, remote-meeting apps, work-flow and project-management software and so on can feel like so many buckets with holes in the bottom, maddeningly inadequate to the task of keeping us from drowning in work.
*Title:* What ChatGPT Means For the Future of Work
*Author:* Paola Peralta
*Date:* January 23, 2023
*Summary:* According to a recent study conducted by tech company IBM, 35% of companies are actively using artificial intelligence in their day-to-day operations and 42% are still exploring AI's potential for the future — one that's set to include virtual assistants that employees can use to complete tasks on their behalf. In fact, AI-powered voice assistants are anticipated to reach eight billion users by the end of 2023.
*Title:* CNH Industrial Workers on Strike Since May Approve New Deal
*Source:* Associated Press
*Author: * Josh Funk
*Date:* January 22, 2023
*Summary:* More than 1,000 CNH Industrial workers who have been on strike since last May approved a new contract Saturday with the maker of tractors, bulldozers, backhoes and other heavy equipment. The United Auto Workers said union members in Racine, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Iowa, approved the deal two weeks after they rejected an earlier agreement.
*Title:* Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much.
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Tripp Mickle
*Date:* January 20, 2023
*Summary:* The industry’s recent job cuts have been an awakening for a generation of workers who have never experienced a cyclical crash.
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