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Top Workplaces in Houston, and Shutting Down Notorious Apartments: Tuesday’s Show (May 23, 2017)

Posted on · Every year, the Houston Chronicle puts together a list of the best workplaces in Houston, based on employee surveys distributed through a third-party company. The 2017 results won’t come until the fall, but, until then, what does make for a good workplace according to Houstonians? Is it the hours, the work space, the benefits, the […]

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Do Houston’s Workplaces Reflect the City’s Diversity?

Posted on · (Above: Panelists discuss diversity in the workforce (L-R): Bruce Ruzinsky, partner and chair of the diversity committee at the Jackson Walker law firm; Ivette Mayo, president of Yo Soy I Am, LLC; and Dennis Kennedy, founder of the National Diversity Council. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) The Greater Houston region is well-known for […]

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Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?

Posted on · Over the past few decades, it’s become increasingly apparent that technology is a double-edged sword, of sorts. On the one hand, it simplifies everyday tasks. But on the flip side, technology is advancing so rapidly that it could replace us in the workplace. Moshe Vardi is a computer scientist at Rice University. He’s been studying […]

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From College to the Workplace: How Are Recent Grads Adjusting to Professional Life?

Posted on · A new school year has begun at most area colleges and universities. Those schools, of course, seek to create a friendly, accommodating environment for students. As such, some recent graduates may find it challenging to transition from a college campus into the workplace. There’s always been a certain amount of culture shock that comes with […]

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Some LGBT Employees in Oil and Gas Fear Discrimination

Posted on · Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there’s always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. It’s the subject of a recent article by Jordan Blum of the Houston Chronicle, […]

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Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Mental Illness?

Posted on · We all know what “coming out” means, but what if we shifted our thoughts on that? Mental illness, whether we like it or not, still has a social stigma attached to it. So what happens if a person decides to “come out” at work as having depression or schizophrenia or social anxiety — or any number […]

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What Does it Take to Make a Better Workplace Experience?

Posted on · What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities? How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better? On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider […]

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Making a Happier Workplace and Theater District Open House: Houston Matters for Friday, August 22, 2014

Posted on · What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities? How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better? On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider […]

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Is Houston Still A Male-Dominated World?

Posted on · Earlier this year, we examined an under-representation of women in Houston’s political landscape. (Yes, we have a woman in her third term as Mayor, but we also have just two women on Houston’s City Council right now. That’s the fewest in several years). What about other walks of life? Here in Houston, do we have […]